Archive: Policy Tour

Gaining Consumer Confidence in the Agri-Food Industry

Ontario’s agri-food industry is moving forward with ways to strengthen and build its relationship with consumers. As consumers are more and more interested with what they eat and how it is produced, the industry needs to send a positive message. After all, the customer is always right. Last week Farm & Food Care Ontario hosted…

CFFO Policy Tour

Agriculture continues to become more sophisticated, with new technology on the horizon and science helping farmers to understand how soil, plants and nutrients all work together more and more. Then there is the understanding of long-term consequences of our actions today and how it affects next year and years later. It seems the more we…

The Easter Season

According to the calendar, spring is here, but we are all wondering when the weather will turn to spring and the soil will turn that light-coloured brown. Most are looking forward to some more heat and warmer weather. For many, this weekend is a time of reflection as Christians remember the gift of salvation through…

Vital Rural Communities – CFFO Policy Tour

The CFFO is concerned about the vitality of our rural communities. As farms grow bigger, the impact on rural society is becoming more evident. How can land use policy help with keeping a strong rural tax base, good rural infrastructure and services, while also keeping strong family farm businesses, opportunities for new farmers, and successful…

National Soil Conservation Week

Today is the final day of National Soil Conservation Week. While soil stewardship is important all year round it is helpful to have a week to put soil in the limelight. Soil health plays a vital role in the quality of our food, but also of our water and air. Soil Conservation Week is promoted…