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Celebrate 60 Years of CFFO at this Year’s Annual Convention

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario turns 60 this year, and we want to invite our members, supporters, and friends of the organization to join us. This year’s convention will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd at St. George’s Hall in Waterloo, just minutes away from St. Jacob’s Country Market. This year’s…

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Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:30pm

CFFO Blog: Agriculture is Cornerstone of Growth within the Agri-food Sector

The CFFO is focused on how to generate additional jobs within the agriculture and agri-food sector. The Premier’s Challenge set ambitious goals for the sector which were renewed in the recent mandate letter to the Minister of Agriculture. The leadership within the industry needs to work together to generate new ideas to meet this challenge and help strengthen our great province.

The CFFO assessment is that there are limited opportunities at the primary production level to…

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Posted on November 14, 2014 at 7:17pm

CFFO Blog: Agriculture Can Benefit from a Long-Term Focus on Water Stewardship

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is championing improved water stewardship as a key policy area that can move the Ontario agriculture sector forward. If we look at long-term challenges for agriculture, water stewardship is essential to sustainable production of food.

The CFFO believes that there are three game-changing factors that point towards the need for more thought on how farmers use water in Ontario. The first is managing the impacts of more erratic weather…

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Posted on November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm

CFFO Blog: The Farmers Story

by Paul Bootsma

Farmers need to get their story out to the public. The general public is the farmer’s customer and wants to know what farming is like in this decade. Agriculture, like all businesses, has evolved and changed, and today’s farmers are as likely to use a communication device as a shovel or a pitchfork.

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released an article called Realities of Agriculture in…

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Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:43am

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Nipplewort Control in Winter Wheat

First off, Nipplewort is not an overly common weed species. Finding fields with uniform and relatively dense stands of this weed has proven challenging, and therefore difficult to do replicated herbicide trials.

Mental Health Resource Empowers 4-H Youth Members to Take Charge of Their Own Mental Wellbeing

4-H youth members across the country now have access to a new mental health activity kit called Unbox Your Mind as part of 4-H’s broader Healthy Living Initiative.

Pre-Harvest Herbicide Use in Canola

Canola will dry down naturally and can be harvested directly without the application of pre-harvest herbicides.

CFA Pleased to see the Senate Pass Bill C-208

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), representing 200,000 farm families from across Canada, is extremely pleased that the Canadian Senate voted in favour of Bill C-208’s adoption last evening.

Bill C-208 receives royal assent

Farm families can sell an operation to a family member or a third party and receive the same tax treatment

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