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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.

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