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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.

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