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For interviews and comments from the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, please contact:

Marie Versteeg, Manager of Executive Board and Committees
Phone: 519-837-1620, ext. 224


CFFO Holds 2021 Annual Meeting, Board Elections

March 24, 2021 | Guelph, ON

Provincial delegates of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario met via videoconference yesterday for CFFO’s annual business meeting.

Farm Organizations, Nature Conservancy Groups Protest MZOs

March 2, 2021 | Guelph, ON

Several farm organizations and nature conservancy groups in Ontario have joined forces in an open letter asking Minster Steve Clark to reverse the current practice of issuing MZOs to expedite development on farmland and natural areas.

Agriculture and Conservation Groups Contest MZOs

December 15, 2020 | Anne Bell, Ontario Nature

Agriculture and Conservation Groups are working together to oppose Minister's Zoning Orders, which allow the Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister to rezone land without giving notice or consulting municipalities or the public. Read this guest article from Anne Bell, Director of Conservation and Education at Ontario Nature, about the work of Ontario Nature and CFFO to contest Minister's Zoning Orders.

Joint Statement on Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020: Protecting Ontario Farms and the Food System

December 4, 2020 | Guelph, ON

The Ontario government announced the proclamation of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020. The Act will protect Ontario’s food supply chain, from farm to table, without infringing on the right to peacefully protest and, in conjunction with the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS), 2019, ensure animals are protected and cared for properly.

General farm organizations receive notice of decision regarding freedom-of-information request

August 11, 2020 | Guelph, ON

The CFFO, OFA and NFU-O have issued a joint release stating their commitment to appeal OMAFRA's decision to release farm business names in response to a freedom of interest (FOI) request.

Pollinator-Friendly Farm Chemical Management

July 27, 2020 | Message from CFFO & OBA

A joint message from CFFO and the Ontario Beekeepers' Association, offering tips and information to help protect our pollinators.

New Legislation Protects Farms and Food Safety

June 17, 2020 | Guelph, ON

Ontario’s farm and commodity groups applaud the Ontario government for Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.

CFFO Announces New Leadership

March 25, 2020 | Guelph, ON

Provincial delegates have acclaimed Ed Scharringa as president for the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) at the 2020 Annual Meeting

CFFO Annual Meeting Sees Board Shuffle

March 27, 2019 | Guelph, ON

Provincial delegates of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) met in Waterloo, March 26, for the CFFO’s Annual Meeting.

Cap Funding to Support Optimal On-Farm Use of BMPS

January 14, 2019 | Guelph, ON

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) has received over $80,125 in funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) towards the $130,125 first year costs of a multi-year project that will help farmers make better choices about which Best Management Practices (BMPs) to use on their farms.