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CFFO: The Family Farm Will Survive

The CFFO Commentary Title: The Family Farm Will Survive By Clarence Nywening February 20, 2015 Much has been said and written lately about the impact of the loss of the use of crop protection inputs. Some have gone so far as to say that the family farm is in danger if farmers lose access to […]

OFA: Investing In Infrastructure

Building Atronger Communities Through Infrastructure Investments By Louis Roesch, Board Member, Ontario Federation of Agriculture — The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is advocating for affordable, accessible natural gas across rural Ontario.  For more than a year, our focus has been to address this issue with government and policy makers at Queen’s Park.  And in 2014 […]

CFFO: An Opportunity To Become A Leader

The CFFO Commentary Title: An Opportunity to Become a Leader By Paul Bootsma February 13, 2015 Listen here: The opportunity to learn about leadership within the agricultural industry is available again as the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program, AALP, is accepting applicants for Class 16 which will begin this September. It is an opportunity well worth […]

CFFO: The Government Doesn’t Need Farmers

The CFFO Commentary Title: Government doesn’t need farmers anymore! By Peter Peeters February 6, 2015 Listen here: For the first time in over fifty years, rural Ontarians are not represented by the reigning political party. In the most recent election, rural ridings did not play a role in the final result. Urban Ontario alone decided the outcome […]

OFA responds to government pollinator health proposal

After thoroughly reviewing the provincial government’s discussion paper on pollinator health, attending public consultation meetings and researching causes of bee mortality, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently submitted an official response.