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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.

CFFO Hosts Premier and fellow MPPs on Farm Tour

July 26, 2019 | Marie Versteeg

The CFFO’s Executive Board brought key concerns to elected officials this week during a farm tour in Lynden. Issues discussed ranged from the importance of farmland preservation to concerns about animal activism.

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