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A FARM IN SPRINGTIME

  • April 9, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

There’s nothing quite like a farm in springtime. When the sun begins to warm up the ground, and the days gradually... Continue Reading

A FAMILY FARM FOREVER

  • March 9, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Nestled in a corner of Prince Edward County, Ontario is a picturesque, 210-acre family farm in its sixth generation. The organic... Continue Reading

WHAT IS THE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM?

  • March 4, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Land-use planning and policies help to protect farmland throughout Ontario, however we are still losing farmland at an alarming rate. When... Continue Reading

THE PROVINCIAL POLICY STATEMENT AND FARMLAND

  • February 3, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Ontario’s land-use planning policies help to protect the province’s farmland and ensure the viability of Ontario’s agricultural industry. Even so, farmland... Continue Reading

A STORY TO BE TOLD: THE STORY OF SITE 41

  • January 2, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Decades ago it was decided that three farms in Tiny Township, Ontario were to be turned into a landfill. Three farms... Continue Reading

WHAT IS THE GREENBELT PLAN?

  • December 11, 2019
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Land use planning policies in Ontario protect a great deal of farmland. The reality, however, is that we continue to lose 175... Continue Reading

FARMING HAS SHAPED WHO I AM

  • December 2, 2019
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Dear friends of farmland, please enjoy the moving letter from a supporter of Ontario Farmland Trust below. It has inspired us... Continue Reading

UNDERSTANDING LAND USE POLICY

  • November 13, 2019
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Policy can be a really effective tool for farmland protection. However, to be effective, policies need to be strong and they... Continue Reading

NEWS FROM THE FIELD

  • October 7, 2019
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

We recently had the pleasure of visiting 12 farm properties in Bruce County that OFT is working towards protecting. Staff attend many site visits... Continue Reading

A HISTORY OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

  • September 19, 2019
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Have you ever wondered how easement agreements began in Canada? Why did they emerge and what events propelled them into legislation?... Continue Reading