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Opinion: Animal activism and farmer safety

The Crown’s recent decision to drop charges against an animal activist has fuelled frustration, fear, and action in Ontario’s farming community. The activist, who video-recorded herself breaking into a barn near Lucan and stealing two pigs, belongs to a group that opposes animal agriculture. On May 1st, the Crown attorney’s office in London dropped break-and-enter […] Read more


Opinion: What’s the future of farm groups?

What is the future of farm organizations? How can they continue to make an impact? What do they need to change? Those were the weighty topics the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario asked guest speaker Rene Van Acker to tackle during its annual meeting and leadership summit in late March. Van Acker is dean of […] Read more



Making room

Early this month, the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario’s supply management committee hosted representatives from Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO), Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), and Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) to discuss their efforts to attract new entrants. The familiar story is that it’s impossible for young people to get into agriculture, and especially […] Read more


Government support for agricultural innovation vital

With the agriculture policy framework up for renewal, 2018 promises to be a critical year for the future of research

The federal government has been applauded by leaders in agriculture, research, and agribusiness up and down the value chain for the promises contained in the 2017 federal budget, released just over two weeks ago. The government’s goal is to increase Canada’s agri-food exports to at least $75 billion annually by 2025. With such an ambitious […] Read more