Land use planning policies in Ontario protect a great deal of farmland. The reality, however, is that we continue to lose 350 acres of farmland every day in Ontario, and we’re losing our best, most productive agricultural soils the fastest. This is unsustainable, and we need to promote improved policy to make agriculture and farmland protection a top priority across the province.
OFT works with the province and municipal planners to encourage greater protections for agriculture and farmland in planning and policy development. We make regular submissions to the province during policy reviews, and participate in public dialogue and debate surrounding issues of farmland loss that are of provincial significance.