Trade by Politics: Is This the “New Normal”?
October 4, 2019 | Brenda Dyack
We can all imagine the worst that can happen if “trade by politics,” uncontrolled by the WTO, is the new normal. It is not hard to forecast the economic consequences for farmers if international conflicts play out, leaving Canadian farmers as collateral damage.
Optimism in Northern Ontario
September 27, 2019 | Paul Bootsma
The CFFO was pleased to participate at the IPM last week, in order to show support for our members in the region and to hear their concerns firsthand. We are encouraged by what we saw and heard.
Land Use Writ Large: Changes to Ontario’s Provincial Policy Statement
September 20, 2019 | Brenda Dyack
Ontario’s Provincial Policy Statement is currently under review. The Provincial Policy Statement directs land use planning and guides municipal development for all of Ontario. Changes to the Policy Statement will impact the future of agriculture.
Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers
September 13, 2019 | Josh Kraemer
The Outstanding Young Farmers Award celebrates excellence in agriculture through various lenses, such as innovation, environmental stewardship and financial management, among others.
CFFO’s Balanced Approach to Advocacy
September 6, 2019 | Brenda Dyack
The CFFO seeks to maintain a working relationship in a cooperative attitude with the provincial government of the day.
How Can We Ever Clean up Lake Erie?
August 30, 2019 | Brenda Dyack
Lake Erie algal problems are nothing new. They’ve been high on the international scientific and political agendas for decades, with international commitments for a clean-up governed by the US-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Agricultural Fairs: Fellowship, Fun and Farming
August 23, 2019 | Simon de Boer
Local fairs are a part of our culture.
CFFO Agri-Day: Experience Bee Farming in Niagara
August 16, 2019 | Marie Versteeg
This year, the CFFO is pleased to be hosting our annual Agri-Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Agri-Day is inspired by the diversity of Ontario agriculture. Our goal is to offer members and others opportunities to experience this diversity firsthand.
Showing Support for Canadian Farmers
August 9, 2019 | Josh Kraemer
As an advocacy group, the CFFO emphasizes the importance of these public benefits by promoting farmland preservation, water stewardship, soil health, and agri-food sector success.
Managing Nutrients with Best Management Practices
August 2, 2019 | Paul Bootsma
The ongoing work to reduce algal blooms in Lake Erie has moved to many farm fields in Southwestern Ontario where there is intensive cropping on some of the best soils and climate around.