October 22, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
The links in our supply chains are crucially important to feeding a hungry world.
Food Production Must Remain Essential
October 15, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
Governments determined what was essential for the survival of society through the looming pandemic, and food production was included on this list.
Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Grateful Hearts
October 8, 2021 | Ed Scharringa
As Thanksgiving Day 2021 is fast approaching, it’s good for each of us to reflect back in time to see what blessing we have received.
Celebrating Ontario Agriculture Week
October 1, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
Ontario Agriculture Week is a time dedicated to celebrating the abundance of food our farmers produce, the people our industry employs, the rural communities we support and the economic engine we fuel.
Food Production Must Weigh in the Calculations: Updating the Projection Methodology Guideline
September 24, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong
Government is looking to update the Projection Methodology Guideline, a method for municipalities to calculate land needs for housing and employment based on population projections. CFFO argues food production needs should be calculated as well.
Coming to the Rescue During a Drought
September 17, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
The ongoing drought in western Canada and northern Ontario is taking a heavy toll. The agricultural community and the government are working to provide at least some help.
Federal Election: Key Issues for Agriculture
September 10, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
With the federal election just over a week away, it’s worth considering the key issues affecting farming as we prepare to go to the polls. CFFO sees five major items of concern.
Opportunity for Northern Ontario
September 3, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
Government talks of developing Northern Ontario, particularly the beef industry. Traveling through parts of Northeastern Ontario, there is a noticeably significant amount of fallow land.
The Future of Fertilizer
August 27, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
With government's target of reducing synthetic nitrogen fertilizer emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, it's time for federal support of programs like 4R Nutrient Stewardship.
Zoning for the Future
August 20, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong
In Ontario, we are currently seeing changes in indoor crop production, but having growing facilities within settlement area boundaries is posing zoning and land use compatibility challenges.