Farmers appreciate consumer trust in food system

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by Ethan Wallace, OFA Canadian consumers continue to have a high level of trust in our food system and many of their key concerns mirror...

Role of women evolving in farming sector

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by Sara Wood, Director, OFA Traditionally, agriculture has been a male-dominated industry, but women have always played very pivotal roles in farm businesses – just...

Farmers urge government to invest in rural healthcare

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by Jackie Kelly-Pemberton, Director, OFA Healthcare affects all Ontarians and regardless of where we live in this province, its services and resources are something we...

Farmers advocate for federal housing tax exemption as deadline looms

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by Crispin Colvin, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The deadline for Canadians to file their first return under Canada’s new Underused Housing Tax (UHT) is...

Farming part of the solution to climate change risks

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by Drew Spoelstra, Vice President, OFA As climate change dominates conversations, there is widespread understanding that action should be taken to minimize its impact. However,...

Local pair hold threshing machine demo

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Farm shows and demonstrations are one of the most coveted staples of small town recreation, and a pair of local friends recently set up...

Farm shows bring people together

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by Teresa Van Raay, Director, OFA September means fall harvest on the farm. And while that’s a busy time of year, the Ontario agriculture industry also...

OFA and partners searching for sustainable solutions for deadstock

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by Paul Maurice, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture For livestock farmers, it’s an unfortunate reality that sometimes, animals die on the farm from causes beyond human...

Summer Spotlight Dairy Show

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by Kelly Fawcett‑Mathers The Summer Spotlight Junior Dairy Show was held on August 26 in conjunction with the Chesterville Fair. The show was spearheaded by...

Super corn borer resistant to Bt corn could infect Eastern Ontario first

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by Nelson Zandbergen courtesy of Farmers Forum European corn borer is becoming resistant to the Bt corn varieties that have effectively repelled the pest for 25...

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