GUELPH, ON [February 20, 2020] – Ontarians will now have a day dedicated to local food – Food Day Ontario – thanks to a private member’s bill proposed by MPP Vincent Ke. Bill 163, Food Day Ontario (Food Day Canada in Ontario) Act, 2019 was introduced to the legislature in December 2019 and completed second reading at Queen’s Park today.
GUELPH, ON [December 9, 2019] – Three leading agri-food organizations came together at Queen’s Park to highlight growth opportunities for food production and processing, explain the significant economic impact of the sector and outline necessary infrastructure investments to expand the industry.
GUELPH, ON [December 3, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) joins livestock organizations in applauding the provincial government on the introduction of new legislation to protect farmers, livestock and our food supply – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.
GUELPH, ON [November 19, 2019] – Members of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) gathered in Hamilton, ON this week for the organization’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), November 18-19, 2019.
Guelph, ON [November 18, 2019] – Three Ontario post-secondary students were awarded education bursaries today at the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hamilton, ON.
GUELPH, ON [October 22, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new minority Liberal government. As the largest general farm organization in Canada, OFA looks forward to working with the new government, and returning and newly elected MPs, to continue to strengthen the opportunities for agri-food sector and rural communities in Ontario and across Canada.
GUELPH, ON [July 2, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is excited to announce that Cathy Lennon has been hired as its new general manager. Cathy will take over the reins as general manager of OFA, following the retirement of Neil Currie on August 30, 2019. A long-time agricultural leader and advocate for the sector, Lennon brings more than 20 years of experience to lead Ontario’s largest general farm organization.
GUELPH, ON [April 12, 2019] – Ontario’s agri-food sector received some promising news in the provincial government’s 2019 budget, delivered on April 11 by Finance Minister Vic Fedeli. The document – “Protecting What Matters Most” – included encouraging news about rural broadband and an accelerated capital cost allowance program, but lacked details on how rural Ontario will fare on investments for hospitals, schools and mental health care.
GUELPH, ON [January 24, 2019] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is encouraged by the provincial government’s decision to remove Schedule 10 from the proposed Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018.
GUELPH, ON [November 20, 2018] – Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) members from across the province met this week to discuss the agri-food sector’s potential for growth, vote for leadership of the…