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Technology over Time

August 3, 2018 | By Marie Versteeg

Using technology successfully on the farm is about attitude, not age. That’s the message guests at the CFFO Farming under 40 BBQs heard this summer from tech expert Peter Gredig. Gredig.

Trade or Protectionism

July 27, 2018 | By Paul Bootsma

It’s hard to believe that two neighbouring nations with the world’s longest unprotected border are in a trade war. When the US announced in March that it would impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, Canada had no choice but to retaliate.

A Whole Systems View of Supply Management – Part II

July 20, 2018 | By Suzanne Armstrong

The CFFO prides itself on considering agricultural issues not only from an economic perspective, but from the triple bottom line. Last week’s commentary considered the social impacts of Canada’s supply management system, and this week we will examine its environmental impacts.

A Whole Systems View of Supply Management: Part I

July 13, 2018 | By Suzanne Armstrong

The CFFO prides itself on considering agricultural issues not only from an economic perspective, but from the triple bottom line. We recognize that economic, environmental and social impacts are always closely interconnected. This is the first of two commentaries looking broadly at supply management and focuses on the social impacts of Canada’s dairy system.

Farmers Helping Others

July 6, 2018 | By Simon de Boer

No doubt by now everyone has formed for themselves some opinion about the NAFTA trade talks. Complex as the issues are, supply management for dairy and poultry is important in those negotiations.

Future Farmers of Ontario

June 29, 2018 | By Josh Kraemer

In July, the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario will be hosting two Farming Under 40 Barbeques. The CFFO hosts annual summer barbeques in various districts to celebrate young farmers and their families.

Excess Soil Industry Will See Closer Regulation in Ontario

June 22, 2018 | By Josh Kraemer

Last week the CFFO submitted recommendations for excess soil management to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in Ontario. A lot of excavated soil is sent to farmers, but it is difficult to ensure that all the soil being sent to a farm is meeting the quality expectations of the farmer.

Ontario puts a new government to work

June 15, 2018 | By Paul Bootsma

Following the 2014 provincial election, there was concern from rural Ontario that it would be left out because there was little representation in the government from rural ridings. With the June 7 results, Rural Ontario should have a strong voice at Queens Park, bringing some of the concerns to the forefront on the government’s agenda.

The Local Struggle Against Cheap Imported Food

June 8, 2018 | By Josh Kraemer

This week we’re celebrating the local food our farmers produce for us during Local Food Week from June 4th to 10th. During this week we appreciate all the nutritious, fresh food that is produced here in Ontario.

The Power of the Rural Vote

June 1, 2018 | By Suzanne Armstrong

As we come into the final week of the Ontario election 2018, this has been a dramatic campaign to watch. After three broadcasted debates, the parties continue to fight to win over voters in ridings all across the province.

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