Supporting Local Farms through a Pandemic
March 27, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
The current COVID19 crisis is affecting all of us in different ways. At CFFO, we have received correspondence from farmer members who are facing new challenges from the crisis.
Federal Carbon Pricing - Farmers Looking for Relief
March 20, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
The government should not be adding to farmers' burdens, but showing they understand the need for relief for the cost of fuels used for food production.
Farm Safety Week: Have a Plan
March 13, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
This year, the week of March 15 to 21 is a time to reflect on how important it is to stay safe – in order to stay strong and productive – on our farms.
Skunk Weed: Minimum Distance Separation for Cannabis-Growing Operations
March 6, 2020 | Marie Versteeg
Provincially-established minimum distance separation policies could go a long way toward resolving public concerns about the light, sound and smell pollution resulting from this industry.
Treasure Beneath Our Feet: Implementing Ontario’s Soil Strategy
February 28, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
Last week, OMAFRA updated CFFO's Provincial Council about steps being taken to implement the recommendations made in Ontario's Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy.
Changes Coming to the Drainage Act
February 21, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
OMAFRA is looking at modernizing Ontario's Drainage Act. What are the first steps they're taking?
Raising Concerns around Livestock Abattoir Capacity
February 14, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
Recent meat processing closures by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have left many Ontario livestock farmers with nowhere to send their animals. We're asking the CFIA to implement solutions for farmers.
Nutrient Stewardship 4R the Right Reasons
February 7, 2020 | Marie Versteeg
4R Nutrient Stewardship advocates for sustainable nutrient management. It has several benefits for farmers.
CFFO Policy Tour Traveling the Province
January 31, 2020 | Paul Bootsma
The CFFO has always encouraged the preservation of our farmland but balances that with the understanding that development also adds to our industry and the economy as a whole.
Farmer Conference Signals Hope
January 24, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
When 1300 people show up to learn about better farming practices, I am encouraged and excited to see what the next cropping season will bring.