Farmers Need the Right to Repair
July 30, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
New technology has certainly been a boon to farmers in terms of reducing labour and improving production. But it’s come at the cost of having to go back to manufacturers for repairs.
Summer Slump: Food Banks See Higher Need, Fewer Donations
July 23, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
Food banks across the province are bracing for greater numbers, as more and more families face precarity.
Education Opportunities for Farmers and Future Farmers
July 16, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
The CFFO recognizes the need for education and supports programs for new farmers but also for those already invested in the industry.
Hearing Member Voices on Conservation Authorities
July 9, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong
If you ask farmers about Conservation Authorities, you can get varied responses. Although we heard some frustrations during our CA discussion, predominantly we heard positive things about the work of local CAs.
Supply Management: Considering This Marketing Tool
July 2, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
There are differing opinions about this marketing tool, though many acknowledge what it has done for Canadian agriculture and farmers.
Good Water Stewardship a Must
June 25, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
With increasingly erratic weather, we need to be more mindful than ever about properly managing our water resources. Our future may depend on it.
Canada’s Housing Crisis: What’s the Cost to Farmland?
June 18, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
Canada’s housing market is under increasing strain, and there are major implications for farmland preservation if land use policies give way to development pressures.
Invasive Wild Pigs: Ontario’s Strategy
June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) recently posted its “Draft: Ontario’s Strategy to Address the Threat of Invasive Wild Pigs.” The CFFO supports the need to take significant action across Ontario to prevent establishment of pigs in the wild.
Making Connections: Local Food Week
June 4, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
June 7-13, 2021, is Ontario Local Food Week. June is the perfect time of year to celebrate the delicious food grown here in Ontario, as well as to reflect on everything it takes to sustain the food system we enjoy.
The Changing Role of Large Animal Vets
May 28, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
For many, it may feel like there is a general shortage of veterinarians, but on the ground, it’s a little more complicated.