Food Production Must Weigh in the Calculations: Updating the Projection Methodology Guideline
September 24, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong
Government is looking to update the Projection Methodology Guideline, a method for municipalities to calculate land needs for housing and employment based on population projections. CFFO argues food production needs should be calculated as well.
Coming to the Rescue During a Drought
September 17, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
The ongoing drought in western Canada and northern Ontario is taking a heavy toll. The agricultural community and the government are working to provide at least some help.
Federal Election: Key Issues for Agriculture
September 10, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
With the federal election just over a week away, it’s worth considering the key issues affecting farming as we prepare to go to the polls. CFFO sees five major items of concern.
Opportunity for Northern Ontario
September 3, 2021 | Paul Bootsma
Government talks of developing Northern Ontario, particularly the beef industry. Traveling through parts of Northeastern Ontario, there is a noticeably significant amount of fallow land.
The Future of Fertilizer
August 27, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
With government's target of reducing synthetic nitrogen fertilizer emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, it's time for federal support of programs like 4R Nutrient Stewardship.
Zoning for the Future
August 20, 2021 | Suzanne Armstrong
In Ontario, we are currently seeing changes in indoor crop production, but having growing facilities within settlement area boundaries is posing zoning and land use compatibility challenges.
Resilient Fields: Bringing Science and Farmers Together
August 13, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
The CFFO has officially launched Resilient Fields, an online tool to help farmers work through specific field challenges and find sustainable solutions for their farms.
Strengthening Communities: New Report Offers Farmer-led Recommendations
August 6, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
This week, the CFFO released its 2021 Policy Tour report, titled “Strengthening Community: The Human Side in a Crisis.” The report focuses on the effects that the pandemic has had on farmers and their communities.
Farmers Need the Right to Repair
July 30, 2021 | Clarence Nywening
New technology has certainly been a boon to farmers in terms of reducing labour and improving production. But it’s come at the cost of having to go back to manufacturers for repairs.
Summer Slump: Food Banks See Higher Need, Fewer Donations
July 23, 2021 | Marie Versteeg
Food banks across the province are bracing for greater numbers, as more and more families face precarity.