Tie-stalls banned?

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Depends on who you talk to on the committee that made the rules by Nelson Zandbergen Courtesy of Farmers Forum Just don’t call it a ban on...

Research supports farm organization policy and advocacy work

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by Peggy Brekveld, President, OFA As an organization representing farmers, Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) needs to know both the realities of the current situation as...

Growing Food

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submitted by Danielle Labonte, MPH, MAN, RD Community Gardening Spring is here and people can get to their gardens. Having a garden is a great way...

Farmers face unintended consequences of new federal housing tax

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by Crispin Colvin, Vice President Ontario Federation of Agriculture Canada is in the midst of a housing crisis, and different levels of government are introducing various measures...

Ontario farmers welcome federal budget announcements

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submitted by Rachelle Kerr, Communications Coordinator Ontario Federation of Agriculture This week’s federal budget contained several good news announcements for Ontario farmers dealing with rising costs...

Farmers urged to keep safety top of mind as planting season approaches

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by Jackie Kelly-Pemberton, Director Ontario Federation of Agriculture Spring is just around the corner and that means farmers will soon be hitting the fields to...

Attention farmers: You could win cash

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Everyone knows that farming is a grueling lifestyle, filled with long hours, back breaking work, and financial risk. In celebration of Agriculture Day, the...

OFA calls for government investments in food, farming and rural communities

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by Peggy Brekveld, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture It’s that time of year again when many of us turn our attention to numbers and columns. For...

Update on return of fertilizer tariffs paid by Ontario farmers

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Courtesy of Ontario Federation of Agriculture In 2022, the Canadian government-imposed tariffs on fertilizer sourced from Russia in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This...

Farmers need right to repair their own equipment

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by Cathy Lennon, General Manager, OFA Ontario Federation of Agriculture Earlier this month, John Deere, one of the world’s largest farm equipment manufacturers, signed a...

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