The exemption for Ontario farmers covers gasoline and light fuel oil and involves completing an official exemption form available from the Canada Revenue Agency.
A modest increase in female representation in agriculture came at a time when the number of farm operators was declining overall.
Researchers analyzed the overall life satisfaction of respondents to a survey and the results suggest happiness is easier to attain in rural areas.
By Josh Kraemer This Sunday, March 10th, marks the start of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), promoting on-farm safety awareness across Canada. This year, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is celebrating Safe & Strong Farms, a campaign to “empower farmers, farm families and farming communities to build, grow, and lead the agricultural industry in […]
As part of the 10-year review of the Endangered Species Act, the OFA has submitted a detailed response with recommendations for amendments to the Act.
Proposals are aimed at increasing the supply and affordability of housing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, creating more jobs and attracting business.
By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is a strong advocate for eliminating unnecessary red tape and regulatory burden for Ontario’s agricultural community. As the provincial government looks to reduce red tape under its open-for-business bylaws, including the proposed Bill 66 Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018, OFA will […]
Not all regulatory reductions are entirely beneficial.
The OFA’s team of eight farm policy researchers are constantly reviewing government activities.
The recent Canadian Supreme court ruling which requires bankrupt oil companies to be held responsible for cleaning up inactive oil wells, is a welcome decision. When companies file for bankruptcy protection, paying off creditors was usually the only order of business. Now monies need to be committed to cleaning up their mess left out in […]