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OFA: working for a better year ahead in 2015

For the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), the New Year means it’s back to work championing the needs of Ontario farmers to all three levels of government, with commodity and industry partners.

CFFO: Agriculture in the Greenbelt

Ontario’s Greenbelt was created ten years ago, when Ontario’s government placed almost 2 million acres of agricultural and environmentally sensitive land in a permanently protected state within the province.

Merry Christmas from OFA

Just about every farmer in the province has dealt with their own challenges this year, from disease outbreaks and declining prices to weather and the threat of imposed regulations.

Crouch: Hunger, Agriculture And Christmas

We are in The Christmas Season now, and that’s all to the good, notwithstanding the fields of corn that are still to be harvested, and we understand there are a few farmers who are contemplating going out this weekend and planting some wheat. The second weekend in December, to be sure. Tough to argue against […]