Thanksgiving: Counting Our Blessings in a Chaotic Year
October 9, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
With no sure solutions and no end in sight, it may feel like Thanksgiving of 2020 is a waste of effort because there is nothing to be thankful for. Despite this feeling, let us take a moment to step back and reflect.
Resiliency and Opportunities in an Unusual Year
October 2, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
At CFFO's Provincial Council this week, OMAFRA’s Chief Economist, Steve Duff, had a lot of positive things to say about the resiliency of the agricultural sector in a difficult year.
The Future of Farm Shows?
September 25, 2020 | Paul Bootsma
Last week, we got to see how Canada's Outdoor Farm Show fared in a new, digital “venue.” Many are asking if this platform will be the way of the future.
Rural Internet Access a Necessity in the New Economy
September 18, 2020 | Clarence Nywening
Closing the gap between urban and rural high-speed internet access in Canada is a must, and the pandemic has added a new urgency to the cause.
Finding the Balance: Farming, Development and Environmental Protection
September 11, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
The CFFO has released a report based on findings from our 2020 Policy Tour. It offers farmer-led recommendations to government to strengthen the efficacy of both two policy tools: Agricultural Impact Assessments and the Environmental Farm Plan.
A Farm Labour Story
September 4, 2020 | Ed Scharringa
Our workers are our family, and they are a valued and vital part of our daily work to get food to table.
Addressing Food Insecurity, Part 3: Food Waste
August 28, 2020 | Marie Versteeg
Food waste on a large scale has been exacerbated during the pandemic, but we can see signs of hope.
Addressing Food Insecurity, Part 2: Meeting Local Needs
August 21, 2020 | Paul Bootsma
Close to one in seven Canadians reported experiencing food insecurity in May. Locally, we must recognize the needs of those who have difficulty obtaining enough food.
Addressing Food Insecurity: Global Aid in the Face of Covid-19
August 14, 2020 | Ed Scharringa
The CFFO would like to add our voice to those who are calling for more, not less, Canadian agricultural involvement in the global pandemic recovery.
New Risk to Farmland: Minister’s Zoning Orders
August 7, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong
The current government is using Minister's Zoning Orders to expedite development that overrides existing local and regional planning.