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.…

Bill C-246 Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Guelph, ON – Sept. 12, 2016. The CFFO has reviewed the proposed Private Members Bill C-246, “Modernizing Animal Protections Act,” sponsored by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, representative from Beaches-East York, Toronto. The changes proposed in Bill C-246 are wide ranging in the situations they attempt to address. The CFFO strongly opposes the proposed changes to the…

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 440

Re: Proposal #16-MAFRA004 – Proposed Amendments to Regulations 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act On June 28th, the Ontario government posted a regulation amendment proposal to Regulation 440, which governs the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) marketing board and its authority relating to 14 vegetable varieties for processing. In it, they…

CFFO Hosting Second Annual Free BBQ for Farmers Under the Age of 40

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) will be hosting its second annual free BBQ for farmers under the age of 40 in three districts; Chatham-Kent-Essex, Oxford and Simcoe County. The CFFO believes that the young farmers of today are the future of agriculture. These Farming Under 40 BBQs will bring young farmers together and…

Suspension of Rural Economic Development Fund in 2016 Ontario Budget

Overview The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is an accredited general farm organization operating in the province of Ontario, representing the interests of over 4,000 farm families in the province. As part of the 2016 Ontario Budget, the government of Ontario has suspended current intake of applications to the Rural Economic Development program and…

Responses to “Waste Free Ontario” and “Ontario’s Draft Pollinator Health Action Plan.”

Wise use of resources to reduce waste, minimize ill effects, and maximize benefits is the approach put forward by the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) in the responses to the consultations on the government’s “Draft Strategy for a Waste Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy,” and on the “Draft Pollinator Health Action Plan.” The…

Responses to “A Blueprint for Change” and Cap and Trade Design Options

Guelph ON – December 22, 2015. The CFFO reemphasizes the importance of protecting our best quality farmland in two submissions to the Ontario government, one addressing aggregate regulations and one addressing the proposed Cap and Trade program for Ontario. In response to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) consultation on “A Blueprint for…

The CFFO 2015 Convention and Election Nominees

Guelph, November 23, 2015 – Emerging Opportunities for Ontario Agriculture is the focus of the 2015 Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) Annual Convention & Banquet. The CFFO recognizes that agriculture will continue to develop at a fast pace. Change also creates new opportunities. This year’s speakers, Cher Mereweather, Lyndon Carlson and Andrew Campbell, will…

Water Regulatory Database

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) recently completed a research project to compile and document the various environmental and water related legislations that affect farmers across the province. The information is now available to producers and others. Through funding from the Agricultural Adaptation Council under Growing Forward 2, the CFFO contracted with consultants to…