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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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Fertilizer Company Pivot Bio Launches Canadian Operations

American fertilizer company Pivot Bio has expanded operations into Canada, a July 28 news release said. Product trials are currently underway in eastern and western Canada on corn, wheat, and canola, with the expansion pending regulatory approvals. “Pivot Bio was founded on the belief that farmers need a better way to fertilize their crops,” Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio CEO and co-founder said in the release. “We are excited to expand our operations and ultimately introducing our technology to farmers everywhere, starting in Canada.”

Canada set to copy Dutch plans for farming

Eastern Ontario farmers who fear that drastic Dutch policies on farming are coming to Canada, appear to be right.

Local farmers protest Dutch plan to cut fertilizer use

Eastern Ontario farmers rolled tractors and pickup trucks in a day-long show of solidarity with Dutch farmers who have for weeks protested onerous impending fertilizer restrictions and herd cuts in the Netherlands.

NFP Welcomes Javier Pardo, Oil and Gas Industry Risk Management Expert

NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement advisor, today announced it has appointed Javier Pardo as senior vice president, Complex Risk Solutions Group (CRSG), NFP in Canada.

Government of Canada invests $1.8 million in green economy

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced today an investment of over $1.8 million under the AgriAssurance Program to assist Bioindustrial Innovation Canada to further develop quality standards to accelerate growth of the bioeconomy in the agriculture sector.

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