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Trends for 2021

December 18, 2020 | Paul Bootsma

It’s the time of year when the experts shine a light on agriculture and food production and make predictions about what lies ahead.

Bill 229: A Watershed Moment for Conservation Authorities

December 11, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

The CFFO has joined many other organizations and municipalities in opposing Schedule 6 of Bill 229, the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act, which proposes changes to the Conservation Authority Act.

The Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption

December 4, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

The CFFO has received member questions around the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), especially for those who have been renting their land and are now considering selling the farm.

The Importance of Grassroots

November 27, 2020 | Paul Bootsma

The CFFO is a grassroots-based organization, and member-to-member discussions are at the heart of our organization. As Christians, we are called to fellowship with others, especially in our communities and workplaces.

Filling the Food Banks

November 20, 2020 | Clarence Nywening

As we approach the Christmas season, the latest news from many food banks in Ontario is that donations are down and demand is expected to be up.

Risk Management on the Table

November 13, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

Risk management will be a priority issue for discussion at the upcoming meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture.

Trade Challenges: Sorting Out Agriculture’s New Reality

November 6, 2020 | Paul Bootsma

Canada is sitting in unfamiliar territory when it comes to agricultural trade. This uncertainty is a result of both political factors (such as trade agreements) and major disruptions (such as disease).

Wild Pigs in Ontario: A Growing Concern

October 30, 2020 | Simon de Boer

Experts from both OMAFRA and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are concerned that wild pigs may be the next big environmental and agricultural mishap to come.

Bill 156: It’s Only as Good as It Is Enforceable

October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

The government recently conducted a consultation on proposed regulations for the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act. CFFO, along with many other industry organizations are concerned that the regulations are clear and enforceable.

How Does the Public Perceive Farmers?

October 16, 2020 | Ed Scharringa

While getting the facts right is important, people also want to connect emotionally to where their food comes from.

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