OFA ready to distribute economic development with new PC government

OFA congratulates Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative party on forming the next government in Ontario. “We look forward to getting to know new MPPs across the province, and connecting with returning politicians to continue the conversations we started during the election period about the needs of the agricultural sector and our rural communities,” says Keith Currie, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).

Act Now to tell your candidates why ag and rural matter

We’re almost there. Election day looms for Ontarians as both candidates and party leaders vie for our votes. We, as Ontario voters, have watched the debates, read party platforms and talked to local candidates to see for ourselves who will represent us at Queen’s Park. And, if you haven’t already, it’s soon time to make a decision.

What does Ontario ag look like to you?

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) knows how proud our members are of their farms, families and agricultural communities. That’s why we’re launching the OFA’s Proud to Farm photo contest. We’re asking members and their families to share their views of Ontario agriculture in a little friendly competition.

Ontario Chicken Innovation and Growth Program

Recognizing that Canadians are eating more chicken than ever before and continue to look for new, innovative products to meet their needs, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) launched the Ontario Chicken Innovation and Growth Program to accelerate consumer-facing product innovation and stimulate growth in the Ontario chicken industry.

Early Season Weed Control

Early weed control has many benefits as weeds compete with crops for nutrients, water, and light.

New farm labour regulations impact Ontario farms

Running a farm is a complex business. Laws and regulations from multiple ministries govern Ontario farms on issues ranging from transportation and environment to labour and finance. The passing of Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act in 2017 has added additional layers of complex regulations for Ontario farm employers. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently hosted a webinar to highlight how changes in the new legislation will impact farm employers and suggested options to comply.

New international report supports need for rural Ontario investments

Invest in rural regions for long-term growth. That’s the take home message in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) recently released report – Rural 3.0: A Framework for Rural Development. The policy research report outlines the case for focusing on rural areas as engines of national prosperity and suggests how public policy should leverage this opportunity.

OFA says ‘game on’ for making agri-food and rural matter in 2018 election

As candidates officially kick off their campaigns for the June 7 election, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is reinforcing the fact that agriculture and rural Ontario hold the key for provincial prosperity and long-term economic growth.

Cow Comfort – A Hoof Trimmer speaks on Legend and Hooftrimming

Watch Ryan Kent of Southwestern Hooftrimming speak about cow comfort, at Walker Dairy in Aylmer, Ontario.

Maintaining momentum during the breeding season

Reproductive wrecks can happen all at once or slowly over several years. With breeding season just around the corner, producers should be considering ways to maximize conception rates in their cow herds. Using fertile bulls is one part of the equation, but what about the reproductive management of cows? What are some strategies producers can use this season to make sure their cows are reaching their breeding potential?