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CHRISTIAN FARMERS
FEDERATION OF ONTARIO
Hi there.

Welcome to our first CFFO e-newsletter! Every couple months, we'd like to share some useful information with you: news that's important for your farm, policy that could affect your business, and meetings and events you'll want to join.

We're two months into 2018, and we've been pretty busy. Take a look below to find out more. We hope it's helpful.
Food: Going to Waste or to Waist?
Dealing with Food Waste Starts with a Shift in Mindset
Suzanne Armstong, Director of Research and Policy

My grandparents both lived through the Depression and came out of it with a healthy sense of thrift. Where my grandfather was obsessed with the price of gasoline, my grandmother was obsessed with the price of food, how “dear” things like bananas or bread had gotten. Good value was measured according to volume of food for money down...
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Temporary Field Storage of Manure in Winter
Eight Tips for Minimizing Risk
Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA


The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

With society's negative image of field applied manure on snow covered and frozen fields, there is a greater need...

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The Future of Farming
Sharing Stories of Farm Innovation at CFFO Policy Tour

“For the CFFO, ag innovation is an intersection between profitability for our members and building public trust,” explains Suzanne Armstrong, Director of Research and Policy. “This year, we’re looking at ways our members can introduce innovations on their farms. Our goal is to share information—both between neighbours and province-wide.”

Until April, staff and board members will be leading CFFO Policy Tour meetings across Ontario...

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Events

CFFO Policy Tour


The Policy Tour runs from January to April. Look for your district event HERE.

CFFO Supply Management Meeting


Woodstock, March 6: CFO, DFO and EFO will be on hand to discuss opportunities for new entrants. For more information, contact the CFFO ASAP.
For CFFO Members only.

Bridging the Gap


London, March 19: A transition planning workshop for farming families, hosted by Farm Management Canada. More information HERE.
Thank you for choosing CFFO as your Accredited Farm Organization.
Deadline: March 1
Agricorp: 1-866-327-3678
Commentary Round Up
Recent Commentaries
Predation: Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation.
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Timing Matters: Winter spreading intervention.
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Soil in the Spotlight: Priorities for Ontario soil policy.
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The Policy Report
Changes under the Clean Water Act, 2006: When changes occur to vulnerable areas in source water protection plans, landowners should be involved in the process. READ MORE

Algonquin Wolf Recovery: Wolves play an important role in Ontario's unique ecosystems, but CFFO urges government to support livestock protection strategies. READ MORE

Reducing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario:  CFFO asks the province to prioritize research and innovation to reduce direct food waste in the value chain, to recover surplus food for livestock feed, and to enforce safety standards on soil amendment products. READ MORE

Voluntary Carbon Offset Programs: Voluntary offsets can keep the economic benefits of greenhouse gas reductions within Ontario. CFFO reminds government of agriculture's valuable role in carbon sequestration. READ MORE

Tire Recycling Regulations: The Ontario Tire Stewardship program is changing. CFFO urges easy collection for agricultural tires. READ MORE

 
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario

Our mailing address is:
642 Woolwich St.
Guelph, ON N1H 3Y2

Our contact information is:
Toll Free: (1) 855-800-0306
Telephone: 519-837-1620
E-mail: cffomail@christianfarmers.org

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