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Producer CAP Funding – Focus on Soil and Water

April 13, 2018 | By Suzanne Armstrong

Soil health and water quality issues continue to be high on the government’s agenda. These same priorities are reflected in the new Federal-Provincial joint agricultural funding program which opened this spring and is intaking project proposals. The new program is called Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and replaces the previous Growing Forward 2.

What is the future of agricultural organizations?

April 6, 2018 | By Marie Versteeg

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario welcomed guest speaker Dr. Rene Van Acker to its Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit, held on March 27. Dr. Van Acker is Professor and Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph. The CFFO asked him to discuss the future of agricultural organizations.

Easter Season

March 30, 2018 | By Paul Bootsma

For many, this weekend is a time of reflection as Christians remember the gift of salvation through the work of Jesus Christ. At CFFO, we acknowledge that He is the creator of all and our task is to care for creation to His glory and our blessing.

Supply Management: Working to build up new entrants

March 23, 2018 | By Marie Versteeg

Early this month, the CFFO Supply Management Committee hosted representatives from Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO), Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), and Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) to discuss their efforts to attract new entrants.

Farm Safety

March 16, 2018 | By Marie Versteeg

This week has been Agricultural Safety Week in Canada. Ag Safety Week is supported by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), which works to raise awareness of on-farm risks and provide resources to help farmers improve farm safety.

Drones for Aerial Agricultural Applications

March 9, 2018 | By Brooke Wareing

UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as drones, are entering the market as an alternative to existing spraying methods. In Canada, the first Transport Canada permit has been approved for a company called Roga Drone for the operation of a UAV for aerial application.

Global Dairy Producers Fighting over a Small Slice of the Pie

March 2, 2018 | By Marie Versteeg

Early next week, the Supply Management Committee of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is meeting with representatives from a number of supply managed commodity boards. The goal is to learn more about growth for new entrants and plans for long-term sustainability.

Predation and Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

February 16, 2018 | Brooke Wareing

The Algonquin Wolf is listed under the Endangered Species Act 2007 and is currently a part of a recovery strategy to improve the number of wolves living and thriving in Ontario.

National Days in February Mark Agriculture’s Importance

February 9, 2018 | Clarence Nywening

The Christian Farmers Federation would like to highlight two February dates that we think hold special significance: Food Freedom Day and Canada’s Agriculture Day.

2018 Farm Smart Conference

February 2, 2018 | Brooke Wareing

Farm Smart is a day-long event featuring workshops and speakers on agriculture and ag-related topics.

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