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In This Issue

Message from the President

Unexpected Farm Challenges
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COVID-19 NEWS

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News & Opportunities

NEW! AAFC Financial Support Information Portal
An all-inclusive site for farmers, food processors and agri-food businesses. Find new and existing programs and financial resources: VISIT PORTAL

Pollinator-Friendly Farm Chemical Management
This spring, a Quebec beekeeper lost 260 hives when an herbicide mix was sprayed on his neighbour’s field on a windy day. We know farmers want to protect pollinators, so CFFO and the Ontario Beekeepers Association are sharing this tip sheet for growers: READ MORE

CFFO Farm Labour Survey
Many agricultural communities have experienced farm labour shortages, now complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you've faced labour challenges, please take this short survey to help us build good solutions to farm labour issues in Ontario. You could win one of three $100-Mark’s Work Warehouse gift cards.

Take Survey
DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 30, 2020
More information here.

The Policy Report

Changes to Land Use Planning in GGH will Decrease Farmland:
Government is proposing several changes to its "A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe." We are concerned these seemingly minor changes will force municipalities to set aside more land than is needed for future development, sacrificing precious farmland in the process. Read our letters objecting to these changes.

   1. Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow

   2.
Changes to Land Needs Assessment Methodology


Freedom of Information Request a Concern for Farmers:
CFFO asked OMAFRA to decline a recent FOI request for a complete list of farm business names and FBR numbers, and encouraged CFFO members to lodge their own concerns with OMAFRA's Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator, as well: READ CFFO'S LETTER

Commentary Round Up

Perseverence & Recovery: Brightness from the dark of the pandemic. READ MORE

Labour Shortage Insurance: Labour-related losses covered under AgriInsurance. READ MORE

Freedom of Information Request: A mysterious FOI request to OMAFRA. READ MORE

SEE ALL COMMENTARIES

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