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August 2011 Blog Posts (6)

The CFFO Commentary: Creating New Options for Preserving our Top Farmland

By John Clement

August 26, 2011

 

Farmland preservation is a key component in keeping a strong and vigorous agricultural sector. And with Ontario having one of the biggest agriculture and food clusters in North America, it only makes sense that our citizens be proactive in ensuring that we do our best to preserve and maintain our best farmland.

 

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario has a long history of advocating for farmland preservation. We’ve taken up the fight… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on August 26, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Video: Harvest For Hunger Soybean Project for Canadian Foodgrain Bank

Added by Joe Dales on August 24, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Fairness in Farming Is Never Far From the Surface in Most Discussions

By John Clement

August 12, 2011

 

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario places a lot of emphasis on values. And, arguably, one of the biggest and most constant values for most of our members comes down to “fairness.” It’s not always stated upfront when our members engage each other at committee meetings and seminars, but it’s a steady presupposition that drives a good deal of conversation.

Over the years, many CFFO conversations and position statements have emphasized the… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on August 12, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: New Compensation for Wildlife Damage a Welcome Update

By Nathan Stevens

August 5, 2011

 

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs recently announced that the 30-year old wildlife damage compensation program has finally been updated. This has been an important issue for members of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario over the last number of years, and as an organization we are pleased that this could finally be updated. This is a solid step forward in balancing the broad number of goals desired by society… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on August 5, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments

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