OFA invited the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), to OFA’s August 24, 2020 Policy Advisory Council (PAC) meeting to discuss how we can move forward towards improving the quality of Ontario’s agricultural soils. OFA intends to consult with our PAC and commodity groups to develop environmental programming advice and provide realistic options for a Made-in-Ontario approach to building soil health. This advice will help drive recommendations for a program that will be flexible and practical for Ontario farmers, respectful of existing programs, and provide a valuable return on investment. OFA looks forward to working with the government to advance soil health, reduce atmospheric carbon, and make Ontario’s food production system more resilient to the potential impacts of climate change.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA letter to MECP Minister Yurek regarding improving the quality of Ontario’s agricultural soils
Updated: September 28, 2020