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Government Consultation on Post-Pandemic Recovery

May 22, 2020 | Clarence Nywening

Government is seeking feedback on transitional and post-pandemic measures to support the industry. CFFO had several suggestions.

Labour Remains a Problem for Ontario Ag

May 15, 2020 | Ed Scharringa

The challenges of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic are especially acute in terms of labour shortages in the agri-food industry.

More Access for Local Markets

May 8, 2020 | Suzanne Armstrong

CFFO has written to government to encourage more opportunities for farmers and small processors and to encourage them to offer more support and to reduce red tape for provincially inspected abattoirs and meat processors.

E-Commerce May Be Your Best Option – At Least for Now

May 1, 2020 | Marie Versteeg

In the past week, the Government of Ontario released both the “Framework for Reopening our Province” and the Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative. What do they mean for farms?

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.

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