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Canada’s Agri-Food Policy Needs Work

May 20, 2022 | Ed Scharringa

A recent CAPI thoughtpiece identifies gaps in the nation's policy for agri-food productivity and trade. As a food exporter, Canada needs to do a better job of dealing with the global reality.

Election Issues: Protecting Farmland in the Face of a Housing Crisis

May 13, 2022 | Bethanee Jensen

The affordable housing crisis is a major concern this election. It's possible to protect farmland while still building more homes, but we have to elect politicians who agree.

Election Issues: Looking for Environmental Win-Wins

May 6, 2022 | Frank Hoftyzer

With election campaigns in full swing here in Ontario, farmers have one more task on their endless planting season list – deciding who will get their vote. With inflation and the coming food shortages this year, it will be more important than ever to seek candidates who are committed to environmental goals for agriculture that also increase production.

Election Issues: Looking for Commitments to Agriculture

April 29, 2022 | Ed Scharringa

Election season is upon us. With the provincial election taking place on June 2, parties are releasing platforms and making promises. The question for CFFO and our members is where agriculture falls on the political agenda.

Soil Health Key to Meeting Emission Reduction Targets

April 22, 2022 | Ed Scharringa

By taking proper care of our soils, we can completely offset Canadian agriculture’s 73 megatonne annual contribution of greenhouse gases.

God with Us – Message of Hope

April 15, 2022 | Suzanne Armstrong

The story of our Christian faith is the story of a leader who was not what the world expected. Humble, riding on a donkey, keeping the wrong sort of company, challenging those with power, submitting to being broken.

Proposed Housing Legislation Overlooks Density

April 8, 2022 | Marie Versteeg

The More Homes for Everyone Act is a plan to increase the housing supply in Ontario. It has been greeted with mixed reviews. While there is increasing public support for growing up not out, the new legislation fails to embrace the benefits of density.

Seeking Solutions to the Global Food Crisis

April 1, 2022 | Marie Versteeg

Can technology save us from the coming global food crisis? It’s easy to assume that the solution is to grow more food on more land, but there are other places we can look for solutions.

Fertilizer Tariffs: The Bigger Picture for Ontario

March 25, 2022 | Suzanne Armstrong

Canada has implemented tariffs on fertilizer imported from Russia. Relying less on imported fertilizer contributes to supporting the cause of those fighting in Ukraine, but farmers also have a duty to meet global food demand.

Preparing for Disease Challenges

March 18, 2022 | Paul Bootsma

African Swine Fever is "one of the major threats to pig production, food security and biodiversity in the world.” Government and the pork industry are preparing farmers for prevention and infection.

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