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Food Prices: Trends in 2022

January 14, 2022 | Marie Versteeg

Rising food prices are top of mind for many – especially vulnerable Canadians. That’s why the recent Canada’s Food Price Report 2022 should concern us all.

Election Season: What Does Government Need to Hear from Farmers?

January 7, 2022 | Paul Bootsma

Here at CFFO, we are heading into our annual Policy Tour, meeting with members across the province. With the provincial election set for this spring, now is a good time to ask our members what government needs to hear from Ontario farmers.

Looking Upward and Outward

December 31, 2021 | Ed Scharringa

As a Christian farm organization, we look upward and outward to seek wisdom and knowledge from the Lord to do what’s right.

Glad Tidings and Great Trials: A Christmas Message

December 24, 2021 | Marie Versteeg

Given the circumstances, this seems like a good year to slow down and think about what we actually need in order to celebrate Christmas.

Tackling the Wild Pig Problem

December 17, 2021 | Tom Tavani

The discovery of a group of wild pigs north of Pickering in November garnered national attention. Find out what's in Ontario's new strategy to deal with the problem.

Nitrogen Shortages and Solutions

December 10, 2021 | Marie Versteeg

Canadian farmers are taking a wait-and-see approach to buying fertilizer, but the shortage could be a sign that it’s time to reconsider how much we rely on nitrogen.

Wonder Beneath Our Feet: World Soil Day 2021

December 3, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong

For people who don’t work with soil in their daily lives, they may see it as just something that holds plants in place. Farmers and scientists know there is much more going on.

Food Banks and Food Insecurity in Canada

November 26, 2021 | Tom Tavani

The recent release of Food Banks Canada’s Hunger Report 2021 should be a wake-up call for everyone in this country.

Feeding a Hungry World: Join Our Giving Tuesday Campaign

November 19, 2021 | Marie Versteeg

This week, the CFFO launched our new partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a Christian organization working to end global hunger. To celebrate, we’re kicking off the giving season with a one-to-one matching donation campaign!

Protecting Black Ash

November 12, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong

Black Ash trees are set to be classified as “endangered,” but government is proposing a delay. CFFO has suggestions for how to support farmers and woodlot owners who want to protect the future of these trees in Ontario.

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