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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.

Keep Going

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.

Summertime Goodness

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.

E-Commerce May Be Your Best Option – At Least for Now

May 1, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

In the past week, the Government of Ontario released both the “Framework for Reopening our Province” and the Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative. What do they mean for farms?

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