Commentaries Archives

Year:

Issues:

Farm employers still waiting for exemption review
(December 14, 2017 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Work continues to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie
(December 8, 2017 - Water)

Surveying the state of food literacy with Ontario consumers
(December 1, 2017 - Local Food, Food Literacy)

Mental health proves important topic with OFA members
(November 23, 2017)

OFA annual meeting focusing on Producing Prosperity for Ontario
(November 17, 2017 - Rural Economic Development)

Draft soil health strategy open for comment
(November 10, 2017 - Nutrient Management, Environmental)

The farm property tax conundrum
(November 2, 2017 - Farm Property, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

ROI Foresight Papers support growth beyond cities
(October 26, 2017 - Rural Economic Development)

Federal government responds to pressure on tax changes
(October 20, 2017 - Taxation)

Harvest reminds us of agriculture’s strength and opportunities
(October 13, 2017 - Rural Economic Development)

OFA presents election theme during Ontario Ag Week
(October 6, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Health Care, Energy, Education, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Feeding our diverse culture with locally grown
(September 29, 2017 - Local Food, Food Literacy)

Fall farm shows provide important grassroots connection
(September 22, 2017)

Act now – tell MPs that farmers won’t stand for proposed tax changes
(September 14, 2017 - Taxation)

OFA meets members during fall farm show season
(September 8, 2017)

The challenges of getting back to school in rural Ontario
(August 31, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Education, Telecommunications)

Proposed changes to federal taxation bad news for farm corporations
(August 24, 2017 - Taxation)

Bill 148 threatens Ontario jobs and businesses
(August 18, 2017 - Farm Labour & Safety, Minimum Wage)

MPPs spend a day on the farm with OFA
(August 11, 2017 - Water, Rural Economic Development, Environmental, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Minimum Wage)

Ontario farmers face challenging growing season
(August 3, 2017 - Business Risk Management)

Mixed news for Ontario agriculture in new federal investment program
(July 28, 2017 - Business Risk Management)

Maximize the conversations about the rising minimum wage
(July 20, 2017 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Talking about mental wellness on the farm
(July 13, 2017)

Speak up for ag this summer
(July 6, 2017 - Water, Rural Economic Development, Environmental, Farm Labour & Safety, Minimum Wage)

New group developing tools to reduce Lake Erie phosphorus
(June 29, 2017 - Water, Environmental)

Setting Canada’s table with a food policy
(June 23, 2017 - Food Safety, National Food Strategy®, Local Food, Food Literacy)

Ag leaders talk trade with U.S. partners
(June 16, 2017)

Ag takes on misinformation in boot camp style
(June 9, 2017 - Biotechnology)

National food policy consults underway
(June 2, 2017 - Food Safety, National Food Strategy®, Food Literacy)

Changing Workplaces Review needs economic assessment to determine feasibility in agriculture
(May 26, 2017 - Farm Labour & Safety, Minimum Wage)

Census data reflects changes in agriculture industry
(May 18, 2017)

What’s more important than Farms Forever?
(May 12, 2017 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Beginning Farmer Programming, Local Food)

Agriculture’s social license – a complex challenge
(May 5, 2017 - Farm Animal Care)

New plan reflects commitment to reducing Great Lakes phosphorus levels
(April 27, 2017 - Water)

Solution to urban housing crunch lies outside the city
(April 20, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Health Care, Energy, Education, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Road safety refresher for farm equipment
(April 13, 2017 - Farm Implements, Transportation)

Government releases Red Tape Challenge report on food processing sector
(April 6, 2017 - Open for Business )

Federal budget includes agri-food as key priority area for growth
(March 31, 2017)

Wanted: Chief Science Officer that understands ag
(March 24, 2017 - Agri-Food Research, Environmental)

Members talk ag growth on Parliament Hill
(March 17, 2017 - Energy, Transportation, Telecommunications, National Food Strategy®, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

Province delivers on adjusting electricity distribution costs
(March 10, 2017 - Energy)

Investments in Ontario’s rural economy can relieve pressure on cities
(March 3, 2017 - Farm Finance)

OFA addressing skewed farm tax ratio with municipalities
(February 24, 2017 - Municipal Government, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

Canada’s path to prosperity lies in ag
(February 17, 2017 - Business Risk Management)

Celebrate Canadian agriculture and food this month
(February 10, 2017 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food, Food Literacy)

Working with ROMA for improved infrastructure in rural Ontario
(February 3, 2017 - Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Telecommunications, Property Assessment and Taxation, Drainage, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

What is the real cost of closing rural schools?
(January 26, 2017 - Municipal Government, Child Care)

What agriculture needs in Ontario’s 2017 budget
(January 20, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Energy, Business Risk Management, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

CRTC gets it right: farmers need high speed internet access
(January 13, 2017 - Telecommunications)

OFA’s 2017 priorities line up with latest government mandate letters
(January 5, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Weed & Pest Management, Energy, Waste Management, Open for Business , Natural Gas Infrastructure, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities , Climate Change)

2016: An OFA year in review
(December 21, 2016 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Farm labour shortage stifles growth
(December 16, 2016 - Farm Labour & Safety)

New funds announced to reduce phosphorus loss
(December 9, 2016 - Nutrient Management)

OFA: Building on teamwork
(December 1, 2016)

OFA members speak up at AGM
(November 24, 2016 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

OFA’s new mission: Farms and Food Forever
(November 17, 2016 - Right to Farm, Local Food, Food Literacy)

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

Rural Ontario needs natural gas now
(November 4, 2016 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

The real cost of closing rural schools
(October 28, 2016 - Rural Economic Development, Education)

Ontario government seeking input on next Long-Term Energy Plan
(October 21, 2016 - Energy)

How to read your 2016 farm property assessment
(October 14, 2016 - Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

Partnership pushes for natural gas across rural Ontario
(October 6, 2016 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA: It’s time to celebrate Ontario Ag Week
(September 30, 2016 - Rural Economic Development, Energy, Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA urges MPs to vote against Bill C-246 at second reading
(September 23, 2016 - Farm Animal Care)

Throne speech speaks directly to agriculture
(September 16, 2016 - Energy, Open for Business )

Back to work for agriculture at Queen’s Park
(September 9, 2016)

Visit OFA at fall farm events
(September 2, 2016)

Ontario agriculture responding to Lake Erie phosphorous reduction
(August 26, 2016 - Nutrient Management)

Livestock farmers left to the wolves (and coyotes) by recent legislative changes
(August 19, 2016 - Wildlife & Wildlife Damage)

The Red Tape Challenge Ontario Government asking for input on ag-related regulations
(August 12, 2016 - Open for Business )

Annual Field Day brings MPPs to agriculture
(August 5, 2016 - Business Risk Management, Climate Change)

Deregulation will destroy Ontario’s processing vegetable sector
(July 29, 2016 - Local Food)

Weed control must be taken seriously
(July 22, 2016 - Weed & Pest Management, Weed Control: Who Do You Call?)

Diversified agri-food sector to drive northern growth
(July 14, 2016 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Environmental, Farm Labour & Safety, Farm Finance, Beginning Farmer Programming, Transportation, Local Food, Climate Change, Agri-Skills Training)

Make workplace safety a priority this summer
(July 8, 2016 - Farm Labour & Safety)

OFA offers insights for Federal Provincial Territorial Ag Ministers conference
(June 30, 2016 - Business Risk Management)

Summertime on the Farm
(June 24, 2016 - Local Food)

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)

Agriculture sees positive action in new climate change plan
(June 10, 2016 - Climate Change)

Celebrating Ontario’s rich food basket
(June 3, 2016 - Local Food, Food Literacy)

OFA: Review of land use plans starts the process of farmland preservation
(May 27, 2016 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

Natural gas: The OFA work plan
(May 20, 2016 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

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

New OFA partnership brings ag stories to Ontario consumers
(May 6, 2016)

OFA: Working to reduce phosphorus levels in Lake Erie
(April 29, 2016 - Water)

Make agriculture count: 2016 Census of Agriculture
(April 22, 2016)

OFA takes agri-food issues to the Hill
(April 15, 2016 - Agri-Food Research, Business Risk Management, National Food Strategy®)

Advocating for agriculture’s role under Cap and Trade
(April 8, 2016 - Climate Change)

New partnership with Hydro One to address on-farm electricity issues
(April 1, 2016 - Energy, Uncontrolled Electricity)

Federal budget delivers for Ontario farmers
(March 24, 2016 - Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Telecommunications, Climate Change)

OFA takes food and environment concerns to the Federal Government
(March 18, 2016 - Environmental, National Food Strategy®, Food Literacy)

OFA reminds members to “Be an AgSafe Family”
(March 11, 2016 - Farm Labour & Safety)

OFA addressing four roadway issues with MTO
(March 4, 2016 - Transportation)

Provincial budget promises “Jobs for Today and Tomorrow”
(February 26, 2016 - Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Energy, Property Assessment and Taxation, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

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

Municipalities putting up barriers to agricultural growth in Ontario?
(February 12, 2016 - Municipal Government)

Economic analysis to guide land use policies?
(February 5, 2016 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

Economic report supports agriculture and rural Ontario growth
(January 29, 2016)

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 )

Working towards a waste-free Ontario
(January 15, 2016 - Environmental, Waste Management)

OFA continues work on key issues in 2016
(January 8, 2016)

2015: An OFA year in review
(December 23, 2015)

Ontario farmers represented at UN COP 21 in Paris
(December 18, 2015 - Climate Change)

Farmland supported in provincial land use recommendations
(December 11, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

Building better plans to deal with uncontrolled electricity
(December 4, 2015 - Uncontrolled Electricity)

How to talk farming and influence people
(November 27, 2015)

OFA kicks off 80th anniversary celebration at AGM
(November 20, 2015)

New Invasive Species Act needs work
(November 13, 2015 - Wildlife & Wildlife Damage)

Giving agriculture the Royal treatment
(November 6, 2015)

Soil health initiative marks UN’s International Year of Soils
(October 30, 2015 - Environmental)

An Open Letter to Prime Minister-Designate Trudeau
(October 26, 2015)

Keeping agriculture at the forefront with MPs
(October 16, 2015 - Business Risk Management)

OFA marks Ontario Agriculture Week
(October 9, 2015 - Energy, National Food Strategy®, Food Literacy)

Vote for agriculture on October 19
(October 2, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Energy, Business Risk Management, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Taking sustainability to the next level
(September 25, 2015 - Environmental)

How would you spend $15 billion?
(September 17, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Stepping out for the fall farm show season
(September 11, 2015)

OFA reviews Ontario’s Conservation Authorities Act
(September 4, 2015 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Environmental)

OFA continues work on a complete pollinator health strategy
(August 28, 2015 - Pollinator Health)

OFA’s Northern Ontario tour highlights ag issues and opportunities
(August 21, 2015 - Environmental)

OFA hosts MPPs on the farm for Field Day event
(August 14, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Weed & Pest Management, Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA: Talking about agriculture with federal candidates
(August 7, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Business Risk Management, Telecommunications, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA invites members to tell or sing their agriculture story
(July 31, 2015)

Farming in the social license spotlight
(July 24, 2015)

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

What’s on your wish list for community investments?
(July 10, 2015 - Rural Economic Development)

OFA members weigh in on rural internet issues
(July 3, 2015 - Telecommunications)

OFA celebrates decades of dedication to Ontario agriculture
(June 26, 2015)

OFA: Serve up ag issues to local politicians this summer
(June 19, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA seeking workable rules on neonic regulations
(June 15, 2015 - Pollinator Health)

OFA makes farming better with benefits
(June 5, 2015)

Local Food Week: there’s a lot to celebrate
(May 29, 2015 - Local Food)

Spring brings renewed investments to Ontario
(May 22, 2015)

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

Grassroots OFA effort brings back local infrastructure funding
(May 8, 2015 - Rural Economic Development)

OFA reminds farmers to make road safety a priority this spring
(May 1, 2015 - Farm Labour & Safety, Transportation)

Federal budget gives nod to agriculture
(April 24, 2015 - Agri-Food Research, Business Risk Management, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Cap and trade system can work for farmers
(April 17, 2015 - Climate Change)

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

OFA takes top member concerns to politicians
(April 2, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Business Risk Management, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA urges Ontario government to focus on stewardship
(March 27, 2015 - Weed & Pest Management)

Province hinders farmland preservation in proposed Rouge National Urban Park
(March 20, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Initiative)

You can be the difference for farm safety
(March 13, 2015 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Land use plans must put farmland first
(March 5, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

OFA members weigh in on climate change
(February 27, 2015 - Climate Change)

OFA preps politicians for federal election
(February 20, 2015)

Building stronger communities through infrastructure investments
(February 13, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Natural Gas Savings Calculator)

Now’s the time to renew your OFA membership
(February 6, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Open for Business , Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

OFA responds to government retirement pension plan proposal
(January 29, 2015)

OFA responds to government pollinator health proposal
(January 23, 2015 - Pollinator Health)

OFA crunches the numbers on issues for provincial budget
(January 16, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Health Care, Education, Bioeconomy, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

OFA: working for a better year ahead in 2015
(January 9, 2015 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Energy, Climate Change, Agri-Skills Training)

Merry Christmas from OFA
(December 19, 2014)

OFA survey shows BRM programs need work
(December 11, 2014)

OFA wants industrial electricity rates extended to farms
(December 5, 2014)

OFA urges farmers to seek evidence based regulation
(November 28, 2014 - Environmental)

OFA: Building an Ontario bioeconomy
(November 21, 2014 - Bioeconomy)

OFA ready to kick off annual convention
(November 14, 2014)

OFA: Pounding the pavement for agriculture at Queen’s Park
(November 6, 2014 - Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Natural gas represents next big innovation
(October 31, 2014 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Natural Gas Savings Calculator)

OFA reminds farmers to be safe this season
(October 24, 2014 - Farm Labour & Safety)

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

Agri-food harvests big benefits for all Ontarians
(October 10, 2014)

OFA: ready to take on climate change
(October 2, 2014 - Environmental, Business Risk Management, Climate Change)

OFA wants to rid Ontario of Canada’s most invasive plant
(September 26, 2014)

OFA pushing for farmland preservation in proposed Rouge National Urban Park
(September 22, 2014 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

OFA: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show serves up great opportunities
(September 12, 2014)

OFA welcomes members to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
(September 5, 2014)

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

OFA encourages Ontario agriculture to help access new municipal funds
(August 22, 2014 - Municipal Government)

OFA is helping build the Ontario bioeconomy
(August 15, 2014 - Bioeconomy)

OFA wants agriculture on municipal election agendas
(August 8, 2014)

OFA tracking Greenbelt expansion
(August 1, 2014 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

OFA partners with municipal representatives to improve rural infrastructure
(July 25, 2014 - Rural Economic Development, Drainage, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Infrastructure tops OFA focus in provincial budget
(July 18, 2014 - Rural Economic Development, Drainage, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Uncontrolled electricity awareness on farms
(July 11, 2014 - Uncontrolled Electricity)

Latest OFA member survey shows strong satisfaction
(July 4, 2014 - Energy, Business Risk Management)

Connecting with cabinet is first order of business
(June 26, 2014 - Wildlife & Wildlife Damage, Endangered Species, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy)

Vibrant agri-food sector hinges on farmland preservation
(June 20, 2014 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

OFA ready to get to work with new government
(June 13, 2014 - Energy, Property Assessment and Taxation, Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities , Agri-Skills Training)

Wanted: Bigger skilled workforce for Ontario agriculture
(June 6, 2014 - Agri-Skills Training)

Fix the farm property tax system in Ontario
(May 30, 2014 - Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

Agriculture needs access to affordable energy
(May 23, 2014 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Send food literacy back to school
(May 14, 2014 - Local Food)

OFA asks candidates to “Believe in Growing Ontario” with agriculture
(May 9, 2014 - Energy, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities , Agri-Skills Training)

The provincial budget is now an election platform
(May 2, 2014 - Agri-Food Research, Education, Business Risk Management, Property Assessment and Taxation, Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA recommends changes to proposed Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
(April 25, 2014)

Spring bear hunt pilot welcomed by OFA
(April 17, 2014 - Wildlife & Wildlife Damage)

Growing Ontario: Food, Fibre and Jobs
(April 11, 2014)

Member survey helps shape OFA direction
(April 4, 2014)

Farm owners advised to comply with new labour requirements before busy season
(March 28, 2014 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Farm politics needs succession planning too
(March 21, 2014 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Kemptville College closure disappointing for Ontario agriculture
(March 14, 2014 - Agri-Food Research, Education)

Let’s talk about farming safe
(March 7, 2014 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Look north for new ag opportunities
(February 28, 2014)

Keeping key ag issues hot with government
(February 21, 2014 - Rural Economic Development, Open for Business , Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Federal budget in maintenance mode with a couple perks for farms
(February 14, 2014 - National Food Strategy®)

Ontario farmers recognize Food Freedom Day
(February 7, 2014 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Strategic public investment and good policy key to successful Ontario budget
(January 31, 2014)

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

OFA launches Drive Forward membership campaign
(January 17, 2014)

Members add to OFA’s overall lobbying efforts, recent survey says
(January 10, 2014)

OFA outlines top three political priorities for 2014
(January 3, 2014 - Open for Business , Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Ontario agriculture’s year in review
(December 20, 2013)

Put farmland first to preserve province’s productivity
(December 16, 2013 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

Farmers encouraged to act now on federal Income Tax Act issue
(December 6, 2013 - Income Tax)

78th OFA Convention gave grassroots members and government opportunities to engage
(November 29, 2013)

OFA convention a time to celebrate successes and push forward
(November 22, 2013 - Property Assessment and Taxation, Open for Business , Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Study shows value of Ontario’s agri-food economy
(November 15, 2013 - Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Health Care, Education, Transportation)

Use constituency week to make your case for ag sector growth
(November 8, 2013 - Energy, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Source Water Protection Framework and Assessment Tool )

Open for Business process keeps agri-food and government talking
(November 1, 2013 - Open for Business )

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

Remember safety practices when farm equipment rubber hits the road
(October 18, 2013 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Bringing our message home to politicians
(October 11, 2013 - Open for Business , Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Local food on the minds of farmers and politicians this harvest
(October 3, 2013 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

OFA looking for science-based solutions to bee issue
(September 27, 2013 - Environmental, Weed & Pest Management)

Water policies determine whether farm businesses sink or swim
(September 20, 2013 - Water)

Tailgate event helps OFA reach young farmers
(September 13, 2013)

St. Jacobs Farmers Market fire a loss for Ontario agriculture
(September 6, 2013)

Industry representation key to success of new legislation
(August 30, 2013 - Environmental)

OFA values policy feedback at the county level
(August 23, 2013)

Ontario farmers are asked for input on FBR legislation
(August 15, 2013)

Ontario farmers put food and water first
(August 9, 2013 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

Premiers: Don’t leave food out of the healthcare discussion
(August 2, 2013 - Health Care, National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Collaboration needed to solve bee health problems
(July 26, 2013 - Wildlife & Wildlife Damage)

Industry preps Premier for national ag ministers’ meeting
(July 19, 2013)

Climate change will challenge Ontario agriculture
(July 12, 2013 - Environmental)

A united front for farmland preservation
(July 5, 2013 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Environmental)

Give government something to chew on this summer
(June 28, 2013 - Rural Economic Development, Energy, Drainage, Local Food)

Research projects offer farmer-made solutions for the sector
(June 21, 2013 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Agri-Food Research, Bioeconomy)

Ontario government needs to pick up the pace to sustain the horse racing industry
(June 14, 2013)

Endangered no more: modernizing regulations
(June 7, 2013 - Wildlife & Wildlife Damage, Endangered Species)

Don’t pave over prime farmland
(May 31, 2013 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation)

AAFC cuts signal shaky ground for Canadian research innovations
(May 17, 2013 - Agri-Food Research)

Natural gas infrastructure a priority for rural Ontarians, survey says
(May 10, 2013 - Rural Economic Development, Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

Start with safety this spring
(May 2, 2013 - Farm Labour & Safety)

Setting an agenda for farming and food in Ontario
(April 26, 2013 - Farm Animal Care, Rural Economic Development, Nutrient Management, Agri-Food Research, Energy, Taxation, Drainage)

Combined heat and power fuels energy efficiency
(April 19, 2013 - Energy)

OFA made traction with tire fee schedule
(April 12, 2013 - Transportation)

Farmers find unlikely ally in agency responsible for fee increases
(April 5, 2013 - Transportation)

Farmers will fight drastic tire stewardship fee increases
(March 28, 2013 - Transportation)

Ontario farmers take water seriously
(March 22, 2013 - Water)

Turning up the heat for natural gas expansion in rural Ontario
(March 15, 2013 - Energy, Natural Gas Infrastructure)

OFA looks for more than promises in 2013 budget
(March 8, 2013)

Here’s why rural Ontario matters
(March 1, 2013 - Rural Economic Development)

Throne speech presents “bedrocks” to build on
(February 22, 2013)

Wynne starts strong for agriculture
(February 15, 2013)

Canadians reach Food Freedom Day on February 14
(February 8, 2013)

Back to business for Ontario politics
(February 1, 2013)

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

Drive Forward with OFA
(January 18, 2013)

Ecological Goods and Services give more carrot, less stick
(January 11, 2013)

Placing rural priorities on the next premier’s agenda
(January 4, 2013)

AgriRecovery funding an early Christmas gift for some
(December 21, 2012)

New Growing Forward 2 programs have promise for Ontario farmers
(December 14, 2012)

Preserving biodiversity is naturally part of a farmer’s job
(December 7, 2012)

Nature’s true friends value agriculture
(November 30, 2012)

OFA is moving forward on accreditation
(November 23, 2012)

Growing agri-food exports requires sound federal policies
(November 16, 2012)

OFA Convention speaks to power of farm population
(November 9, 2012)

Ontario harvest on hold
(November 2, 2012)

A Royal opportunity to promote agriculture
(October 26, 2012)

What prorogation means for Ontario farmers
(October 19, 2012)

HayEast 2012 must have government support
(October 12, 2012)

New study shows farmers continue to score well with public
(October 5, 2012)

Local Food Act an opportunity to develop an Ontario food strategy
(September 28, 2012 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Best of a bad deal
(September 21, 2012)