Farm Property

Overview

Ontario’s level of food production is tied to the capacity of farm property and the restrictions imposed on farming activities. In a March 2015 survey, OFA members identified farmland rental conditions imposed by landlords on farmland they rent. Approximately 75% of OFA members surveyed said that if they owned their currently rented farmland, they would make additional productivity improvement investments to the farmland. The need for an investment in tile drainage was frequently noted.

Survey results can be viewed here

Sub Issues

OFA Fact Sheets

Farmers: Trespass and Occupiers’ Liability
(September 29, 2016)

Farm Property Assessment Notice Information
(September 20, 2016)

Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program Process
(June 2, 2016)

Ontario Farm Property Assessment Issues
(November 6, 2014)

Line Fences Act
(September 30, 2011)


Submissions & Correspondence

OFA submission to OMAFRA's Farms Forever Consultation
(June 29, 2017)

OFA comments on the proposed integrated province-wide cycling network
(May 12, 2017)

OFA comments on regulatory amendments to small game and furbearer wildlife species management under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
(January 27, 2017)

OFA submission regarding Ontario's small game and furbearer management framework
(January 27, 2017)

OFA submission regarding proposed changes to Eligible Capital Property
(September 2, 2016)


Additional Information

Opportunity for OFA members to engage with MPAC
(March 17, 2016)

Rails-to-Trails Concerns of Adjacent Property Owners
(May 6, 2015)

Farmland Rental Agreement Conditions Survey Report
(March 27, 2015)

Dead Livestock Disposal
(June 21, 2011)

Comments on Dr. Wayne Caldwell's The Line Fences Act and Abandoned Rail Right of Ways Report
(July 1, 2005)


News

Increase on-farm security
(July 16, 2015 - Farm Property, On-Farm Security)

Fall agenda fills up with political priorities
(October 17, 2014 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Farm Property, Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Agri-Skills Training)

Rising farmland values create disproportionate tax burden
(January 25, 2013 - Municipal Government, Farm Property, Property Assessment and Taxation)

The Ontario Trails Strategy needs work
(October 25, 2013 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Farm Property)

Pursuing farm property tax fairness
(January 24, 2014 - Farm Property, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

OFA says it’s time to tighten trespassing on farms
(August 29, 2014 - Farm Property)

OFA survey uncovers lack of long-term farmland investment
(April 10, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Farm Property)

OFA: Three things we want to see in the provincial budget
(January 22, 2016 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Nutrient Management, Farm Property, Health Care, Farm Labour & Safety, Farm Finance, Taxation, Farm Income, Transportation, Open for Business , Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

Easements are voluntary in Supporting Ontario Trails Act
(February 19, 2016 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Farm Property)

OFA advocacy update at the halfway point of the Liberal mandate
(June 17, 2016 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Farm Property, Environmental, Energy, Waste Management, Wildlife & Wildlife Damage, Business Risk Management, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

New trails legislation does little for farmland trespassing
(May 15, 2015 - Farm Property)

OFA responds to proposed Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act
(May 13, 2016 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Farm Property)

Higher farmland property values risk skewing tax share
(November 10, 2016 - Farm Property, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)


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