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September 2011 Blog Posts (9)

The CFFO Commentary: Keeping Farm Issues on the Election Agenda

By Nathan Stevens

September 30, 2011

 

In just a few short days many Ontarians will be heading to the polls in order to cast their vote in this year’s provincial election. There are serious issues for rural Ontario as they head to the ballot box on election day. The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario has a number of issues that we feel need to be addressed by our future government.

 

The Christian Farmers strongly supports Environmental Goods and Services. We hope that… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: Discussing the Merits and Reforms of Marketing Systems

By John Clement

September 23, 2011

 

Over the past few weeks, my colleague Nathan Stevens has been discussing different dimensions of supply managed marketing systems for agricultural products. In particular, he’s been responding to comments made by Andrew Coyne, a columnist for MacLean’s magazine. As the commentary series progressed, we had a number of readers correspond with us about why the organization chooses to become involved in a debate about supply… Continue

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Record prices reported for Ontario farmland



Mississauga, ON (September 12, 2011) – Rising…

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The CFFO Commentary: The $25,000 Cow - The Rest of the Story (part 3)

By Nathan Stevens

September 16, 2011

 

Andrew Coyne, one of Canada’s most respected journalists, has garnered a lot of attention in his recent article in Maclean’s that turned a harsh eye towards supply management. He makes a number of strong assertions in his article that are worthy of further discussion. This is the third in a series of commentaries that will provide counter-points to those assertions, this time focusing on trade and a final comment on the necessity for… Continue

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Canada's Outdoor Farm Show Opening Ceremony

Here's video from the opening ceremony of Canada's Outdoor Farm Show with show VP Doug Wagner and Mike Wilson, editor, Farm Futures and President of the International Federation of Agricultural…

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Woodstock Outdoor Farm Show

Visit me & my alpacas in the Alpaca Ontario booth @ Woodstock Outdoor Farm Show, Thurs Sept 15, and you'll see the fabulous products we make from there fibre.


Alpacas produce one of the world’s most luxurious natural fibres, much…
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The CFFO Commentary The $25,000 Cow - The Rest of the Story (part 2)

By Nathan Stevens

September 9, 2011

 

Andrew Coyne, one of Canada’s most respected journalists, has garnered a lot of attention in his recent article in Maclean’s that turned a harsh eye towards supply management. He makes a number of strong assertions in his article that are worthy of further discussion. This is the second in a series of commentaries that will provide counter-points to those assertions, this time focusing on trends towards higher prices and fewer… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: The $25,000 Cow - The Rest of the Story (part 1)

By Nathan Stevens

September 2, 2011

 

Andrew Coyne, one of Canada’s most respected journalists, has garnered a lot of attention in his recent article in Maclean’s that turned a harsh eye towards supply management. He makes a number of strong assertions in his article that are worthy of further discussion. This is the first in a series of commentaries that will provide counter-points to those assertions, this time focusing on why there are different rules for different… Continue

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Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Speech Thank you, Eugenie. Bonjour, and happy Canadian Agriculture Day everyone! I want to thank the team at Ag More Than Ever ...for another outstanding event. What an amazing opportunity to share great ideas -- and to get fired up about the future of Canadian agriculture.

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Quebec and Ontario

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

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