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policy

I ❤ Farmland: Martin’s Story

  • September 9, 2022
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

I grew up on a dairy farm in Eastern Ontario and through firsthand experiences I gained an appreciation for agriculture and... Continue Reading

Policy Submission: CIHA Tool

  • May 18, 2022
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

At Ontario Farmland Trust, we strive to protect Ontario’s agricultural land to ensure our local food systems are able to support... Continue Reading

Ontario’s Diverse Agricultural Sector

  • July 19, 2021
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Ontario’s farmland is a finite and non-renewable resource that we cannot afford to lose. Farmland provides us with food, fuel, fibre,... Continue Reading

Provincial Policy and Farmland Protection

  • April 6, 2021
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Provincial policies that affect land use planning can have a great impact on farmland. That is why OFT regularly submits comments... Continue Reading

Planning Policy and Farmland

  • February 24, 2021
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Did you know that Ontario’s agri-food sector is the largest economic sector in the province and employs over 820,000 Ontarians1? Farmland... Continue Reading

MZOs and Farmland

  • February 9, 2021
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

In most areas in Ontario, the responsibility for land-use planning is shared between the province and the municipalities. The province uses... Continue Reading

THE IMPACTS OF AGGREGATE MINING ON FARMLAND

  • July 2, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Every day in Ontario we lose 175 acres of what is often our best farmland to threats such as urban sprawl... 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