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Tick Bites: What Farmers Should Know

April 24, 2020 | Richard Blyleven

As farmers, we’re out and about in the elements all the time, so we should be careful and try to prevent tick bites.

Food Processing Sector Needs Support

April 17, 2020 | Paul Bootsma

Earlier this week, CFFO sent a letter to Minister Hardeman asking him to work with the processing industry to allow flexibility of regulations and creative solutions where possible.

Easter Hope in a Good Friday World

April 10, 2020 | Ed Scharringa

How many of us ever imagined we would see the day that such a microscopic virus could create so much uncertainty? The stress and strain of trying to cope with it all reverberates on a day like today, Good Friday.

Covid-19: Message from CFFO’s New President

April 3, 2020 | Ed Scharringa

Ed Scharringa offers an overview of current and long-term concerns regarding Covid-19 and Ontario agriculture.

Supporting Local Farms through a Pandemic

March 27, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

The current COVID19 crisis is affecting all of us in different ways. At CFFO, we have received correspondence from farmer members who are facing new challenges from the crisis.

Federal Carbon Pricing - Farmers Looking for Relief

March 20, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

The government should not be adding to farmers' burdens, but showing they understand the need for relief for the cost of fuels used for food production.

Farm Safety Week: Have a Plan

March 13, 2020 | Clarence Nywening

This year, the week of March 15 to 21 is a time to reflect on how important it is to stay safe – in order to stay strong and productive – on our farms.

Skunk Weed: Minimum Distance Separation for Cannabis-Growing Operations

March 6, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

Provincially-established minimum distance separation policies could go a long way toward resolving public concerns about the light, sound and smell pollution resulting from this industry.

Treasure Beneath Our Feet: Implementing Ontario’s Soil Strategy

February 28, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

Last week, OMAFRA updated CFFO's Provincial Council about steps being taken to implement the recommendations made in Ontario's Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy.

Changes Coming to the Drainage Act

February 21, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

OMAFRA is looking at modernizing Ontario's Drainage Act. What are the first steps they're taking?

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