Archive for the ‘Ag News’ Category

  • REDUCING RED TAPE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE

    Apr 28 | Ag News | | Comments Off on REDUCING RED TAPE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE

    Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Commentary By Josh Kraemer, CFFO Communications Intern As of late, the provincial government has been actively working to eliminate unnecessary red...

  • OFA ADVOCATES FOR RED TAPE REDUCTION

    Apr 27 | Ag News | | Comments Off on OFA ADVOCATES FOR RED TAPE REDUCTION

    Ontario Federation of Agriculture Commentary By Keith Currie, OFA President The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is a strong advocate for eliminating unnecessary red tape and...

  • PROVINCE MOVES TO IMPROVE FEEDER CATTLE LOAN PROGRAM

    Apr 26 | Ag News | | Comments Off on PROVINCE MOVES TO IMPROVE FEEDER CATTLE LOAN PROGRAM

    From a news release Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has announced changes to a key lending program to help farmers, and further reduce excessive red tape in...

  • BEEF CATTLE CHECK-OFF INCREASE APPROVED

    Apr 25 | Ag News | | Comments Off on BEEF CATTLE CHECK-OFF INCREASE APPROVED

    From a news release Delegates attending the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) 57th Annual General Meeting in Toronto last week approved an increase ($1.50) to the provincial portion of the beef...

  • OMAFRA April Food Bulletin 2019

    Apr 25 | Ag News | | Comments Off on OMAFRA April Food Bulletin 2019

    April Food and Beverage Industry Information  As we move into April, this month’s industry information e-news offers various industry updates, opportunities and resources for those...

  • GOVERNMENTS SET DATE FOR AG FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    Apr 24 | Ag News | | Comments Off on GOVERNMENTS SET DATE FOR AG FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    From a news release Beginning in March, farmers and other businesses can again apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for projects to boost...

  • FIGHTING FOR FARMLAND

    Apr 22 | Ag News | | Comments Off on FIGHTING FOR FARMLAND

    Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Commentary By Brenda Dyack, CFFO Director of Research and Policy  Last week the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) responded to four...

  • OFA ADVOCATES FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES RED TAPE REDUCTION

    Apr 21 | Ag News | | Comments Off on OFA ADVOCATES FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES RED TAPE REDUCTION

    Ontario Federation of Agriculture Commentary By Larry Davis, OFA Director The Endangered Species Act, 2007 was designed to identify species at risk, protect their habitats and promote...

  • CATTLE AND HOG INVENTORIES SHRINK

    Apr 20 | Ag News | | Comments Off on CATTLE AND HOG INVENTORIES SHRINK

    From Statistics Canada Cattle and hog inventories were down on January 1 compared to January 1, 2018. This was the first year-over-year (from January to January) decrease for the hog...

  • CFA ELECTS ITS FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT

    Apr 19 | Ag News | | Comments Off on CFA ELECTS ITS FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT

    From a news release Mary Robinson has been elected as President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), stepping in as the first female President in the organization’s...

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