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Let’s get to work on ag and rural

Queen’s Park will have an interesting array of veteran and new politicians when the PC party takes the reigns under Premier-designate Doug Ford and his new majority government. There are a number of returning MPPs but most of the 124 politicians are first timers, including representatives of new, mostly urban, ridings. That provides a great opportunity for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and our 38,000 members.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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