GUELPH, ON [July 29, 2020] – As we gear up for Food Day Canada on August 1, it is the perfect time to celebrate the good things that grow in Ontario and across Canada. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is pleased to announce the provincial and federal government’s support of OFA’s project, Always in Season: A Practitioner’s Guide to Local Food.
GUELPH, ON [July 16, 2020] – The Ontario government announced some financial relief for farm businesses across the province today with a $50 million increase to Ontario’s Risk Management Program.
GUELPH, ON [June 30, 2020] – Following a three-week nomination period for directors in five zones across the province, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is proud to announce the return of a strong contingent of agricultural leaders as well as the addition of one new member to the organization’s Board of Directors.
June 17, 2020 — Ontario farm families depend on the safety and security of their farms to raise livestock, and grow and produce food to maintain a strong, reliable food supply. That’s why Ontario’s farm and commodity groups applaud the Ontario government for Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.
GUELPH, ON [June 10, 2020] – Ontario’s agri-food sector prioritizes the health and safety of all employees, including essential agricultural workers, as this workforce is vital to our domestic food supply and food security. During the COVID-19 crisis, protecting the health and welfare of this essential workforce has become increasingly important.
GUELPH, ON [May 26, 2020] – To keep Ontario’s food supply chain strong and store shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers along the agriculture and food value chain need support to recruit, train and connect workers to in-demand jobs across the agri-food sector.
GUELPH, ON [May 5, 2020] – During a time of uncertainty and instability for Canada’s agri-food industry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada announced $252 million in financial support…
GUELPH, ON [April 16, 2020] – Earlier today, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) participated in a virtual press conference, hosted by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), to address the unprecedented and extraordinary challenges faced by Canadian farm businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
GUELPH, ON [March 25, 2020] – The last two weeks have sent our country into a set of dynamics that many of us have only read about, witnessed from a distance or perhaps never thought would impact us personally. But here we are, living with a new reality. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) understands it’s been a rapidly evolving situation with a lot of uncertainty, but Ontario’s agri-food system has persevered to remain strong, reliable and accessible throughout this health crisis.
GUELPH, ON [March 18, 2020] – OFA appreciates the government’s swift action to protect the health and safety of our citizens and communities. We recognize and embrace the need to take every reasonable precaution to address the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health of all Canadians and we are a committed partner in developing solutions.