The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) appreciates the opportunity to outline the key issues impacting the agriculture industry and the priorities of Ontario’s farm business community in advance of the next Ontario Budget.
OFA knows that Ontario’s fiscal circumstances are a major consideration for this budget. Investments in our economy must be carefully considered and provide a return. Programs need to generate dividends in terms of new investment and jobs.
We know that strategic government investments and sound policy and procedures can drive the Ontario economy forward. Growth in Ontario’s farm and rural economy will greatly alleviate the fiscal pressures we face and Ontario agriculture is well positioned to grow Ontario’s economy. With prudent investment and policies, we will accomplish growth.