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Bill 216 Food Literacy for Students Act: Can We Make It More than a Cooking Class?

January 15, 2021 | Marie Versteeg

CFFO lent its support to Bill 216, which proposes that food literacy curriculum be included in Grades 1-12.

Grocery Costs on the Rise

January 8, 2021 | Paul Bootsma

In 2021, a family of four will spend close to $695 more on the same food they purchased in 2020. Will any of this revenue reach the farmer?

New Year Greetings

January 1, 2021 | Ed Scharringa

Knowing we serve a sovereign and omnipotent God gives us comfort, even as we look ahead to 2021 and the issues that continue to cause concern.

Christmas Tidings

December 25, 2020 | Clarence Nywening

The Christmas story gives us much comfort. The story of the trip to Bethlehem teaches us that God is in control no matter how out of control the world may seem.

Trends for 2021

December 18, 2020 | Paul Bootsma

It’s the time of year when the experts shine a light on agriculture and food production and make predictions about what lies ahead.

Bill 229: A Watershed Moment for Conservation Authorities

December 11, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

The CFFO has joined many other organizations and municipalities in opposing Schedule 6 of Bill 229, the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act, which proposes changes to the Conservation Authority Act.

The Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption

December 4, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

The CFFO has received member questions around the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), especially for those who have been renting their land and are now considering selling the farm.

The Importance of Grassroots

November 27, 2020 | Paul Bootsma

The CFFO is a grassroots-based organization, and member-to-member discussions are at the heart of our organization. As Christians, we are called to fellowship with others, especially in our communities and workplaces.

Filling the Food Banks

November 20, 2020 | Clarence Nywening

As we approach the Christmas season, the latest news from many food banks in Ontario is that donations are down and demand is expected to be up.

Risk Management on the Table

November 13, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

Risk management will be a priority issue for discussion at the upcoming meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture.

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