Recent Freedom of Information Request & Farmer Privacy
July 10, 2020 | Marie Versteeg
This Freedom of Information request to OMAFRA is causing concern because of suspicions that the request may be coming from an animal activist group or individual.
CFFO Scholarship for Students in AG
July 3, 2020 | Marie Versteeg
The CFFO believes in supporting the future leaders of Ontario agriculture and have revitalized our scholarship program.
Respecting the Right to Farm & Right to Protest
June 26, 2020 | Paul Bootsma
We are hopeful that the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020 will balance the right to lawfully protest with the right to protection of private property. We also believe this law will help to ensure responsible and safe food production.
Farm Workers and COVID-19
June 19, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
The most important thing we can do right now is protect our people so that we can continue to provide the healthy, high-quality food that stocks our shelves and nourishes the nation.
June 12, 2020 | Ed Scharringa
As with any situation one can talk of the negatives, but there’s a positive.
Local Food Webs: The Solution to Food Insecurity?
June 5, 2020 | Marie Versteeg
In light of COVID-19, many are weighing the comparative benefits of the global long-chain food system with those of more localized short-chain systems.
May 29, 2020 | Paul Bootsma
Summer time is almost here. We are dealing with a global pandemic, but now may be a good time to enjoy the beauty of creation to ease the tension and aid our mental health.
Government Consultation on Post-Pandemic Recovery
May 22, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
Government is seeking feedback on transitional and post-pandemic measures to support the industry. CFFO had several suggestions.
Labour Remains a Problem for Ontario Ag
May 15, 2020 | Ed Scharringa
The challenges of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic are especially acute in terms of labour shortages in the agri-food industry.
More Access for Local Markets
May 8, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
CFFO has written to government to encourage more opportunities for farmers and small processors and to encourage them to offer more support and to reduce red tape for provincially inspected abattoirs and meat processors.