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Farmland Loss

Beyond the Greenbelt Controversy

Ontario’s Precious Farmland: Beyond the Greenbelt Controversy

  • August 15, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Note: *This news story has been updated since it was first published. Ontario’s vibrant landscapes and rich, world-class quality farmlands have... Continue Reading

Northumberland County Forum on Farmland Protection

Northumberland County discusses the Importance of Farmland Protection

  • July 31, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

This past Saturday, the Ontario Farmland Trust was invited to participate in a forum in Northumberland County on the importance of... Continue Reading

PRESS RELEASE from OFT: Risks to the Future Viability of Agriculture in Ontario Imminent

  • May 24, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Ontario Farmland Trust submits comments on proposed Provincial Planning Policy 2023 Guelph, ON. –  The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT), on the... Continue Reading

Joint Statement from Ontario’s Farm Leaders on Bill 97 and Proposed Provincial Planning Statement

  • May 19, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

On behalf of the Ontario Farmland Trust, Bernard Pope, Chair of the OFT Board of Directors, and Martin Straathof, OFT Executive... Continue Reading

Pushback on the new PPS: Submit to the Environmental Registry of Ontario

  • May 17, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Send your message to the Environmental Registry of Ontario that the new Provincial Planning Statement must be revised to help protect... Continue Reading

Mass Retirement of Farm Operators – Ontario Farmland Trust is Part of the Solution

  • April 20, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Many may have seen the news stories on the recent report regarding the mass retirement that is forthcoming in agriculture over... Continue Reading

Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford

  • April 19, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Martin Straathof, OFT’s executive director, recently prepared and submitted an open letter to Premier Doug Ford expressing concerns over the current... Continue Reading

OFT Calls for Federal Action to Protect DRAP

  • February 16, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

The Ontario Farmland Trust is calling for the federal government to take action to protect the farmland contained within the Duffins... Continue Reading

What does 319 mean?

  • February 14, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

We know that we lose 319 acres of farmland every single day in Ontario, based off of the 2021 Census of... Continue Reading

Reflecting on Farmland Policy

  • January 18, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

One of the biggest policy issues of 2022 that will continue to be an issue in 2023 is Bill 23. The... Continue Reading