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tractor- by Bruce Buttar, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

A new federal fuel surcharge comes into effect on April 1, 2019. Farmers in Ontario are eligible for an exemption on fuels used for farming practices, but the details have created some confusion among Ontario’s agriculture...

agri food-by Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

There’s something in this year’s federal budget for everyone, at least that’s the government’s intent ahead of a federal election this year. The good news for Canadian agriculture is the emphasis on food, developing a food policy and new school...

old hand- by Mark Fearnall

In my work I have had the honour of sitting with numerous people as they approach death. I recall well the first time I sat with someone who was dying. I ended up staying over six hours with this person, holding their hand, talking with them when they were conscious. The hospital couldn’t get a hold of their partner, and so I was there as they took their last breath.

After they died, I left the room and...

farm eqipment- by Larry Davis, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

In a few short weeks, a new federal fuel surcharge comes into effect in Ontario. It’s part of the federal carbon pollution pricing system and there are implications for Ontario farmers. The new fuel surcharge in Ontario will be added to fuel used for air, marine, rail and road use. But Ontario farmers...

rural happiness- by Drew Spoelstra, Executive Member, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

If you’re happy and you know it, chances are you’re living in a rural community. That’s a new fact, according to researchers at McGill University in Montreal and the Vancouver School of...

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