Policy and Preservation Make Farms Forever Possible

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) submitted recommendations on Farms Forever, an Ontario government initiative that will inform future agri-food policy. Among the CFFO’s top concerns are improving infrastructure to support local food economies, changing policy to support new farmers, and preserving farmland. OMAFRA’s Farms Forever Discussion Paper, released in May, asks for stakeholder…

Biodigesters for All

CFFO sees benefits in Ontario plan for agricultural methane use. Guelph, ON [June 21, 2017] – The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) believes that the complex benefits of active farmland – from healthy soils, to carbon sequestration, to food production – should all be considered when mapping out any emissions project that involves farming.…

Food, Fun, and Farming for the Under-Forty Crowd

Tickets now available for CFFO Farming Under 40 BBQs. Networking opportunities. Information exchange. Social connection. And of course, a bouncy castle. All these add up to the annual CFFO Farming Under 40 Barbeques. This July, the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario will host young farmers and their families at four events across southern Ontario. Open…

Ontario farm organizations disappointed with pig trial verdict

May 4, 2017 (Milton) – Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Pork, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario released a joint statement today in response to the dismissal of charges announced by Justice David Harris on Anita Krajnc’s charge for criminal mischief related to interfering with farm animals while in…

Activism verdict an issue of food safety – farmers prepared to respond

May 3, 2017  (Guelph) – Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Pork, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario will release a joint statement tomorrow in response to the anticipated verdict by Justice David Harris on Anita Krajnc’s charge for criminal mischief related to interfering with farm animals while in transit.…

CFFO Responds to Key Policy Consultations

Guelph, ON – Dec. 13, 2016. 4 Plan Review – Land use planning is a vital process for protecting our dependable productive farmland especially in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region. This region is home to specialty crop areas, high quality farmland, suitable climate, established transportation, farming and food processing infrastructure, a burgeoning local food…

Farming Groups Unite to Call on Province to Freeze Urban Boundaries Now

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2016 Guelph, ON – For the first time, all of Ontario’s major farm organizations, representing some 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers, have come together to present a strong, united message to the province: freeze urban boundaries now to stop urban sprawl and protect farming in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).…

Mobile Abattoirs, Regional Ag Research, and Control of Phragmites

Guelph, ON – Oct. 12, 2016. Red Tape Challenge This summer the government opened their Red Tape Challenge to regulations governing the Food Processing Industry. The CFFO’s comments focused on the importance of our current marketing regulations for both supply management and marketing boards in Ontario. The CFFO supports the marketing board model of negotiating…

Coordinated approach to “The Pig Trial” (2016)

BURLINGTON, ON [October 4, 2016] – Our organizations’ mandates are to support agriculture, and that includes helping Ontario farmers in a variety of ways. Farm & Food Care Ontario, Christian Farmers’ Federation of Ontario, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Ontario Pork are working together to support agriculture through the trial, and provide balanced and credible…

CFFO Argues to Keep the Local Diversity of CAs Strong Across the Province

Guelph, ON – Sept. 15, 2016. In response to consultation document, “Conserving Our Future: Proposed Priorities for Renewal,” the CFFO argues for the value of local diversity across the province. The strength of the current conservation authority model is that it is organized at the watershed level to address the specific needs of each region.…