Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Organization profile published 1980
Publisher: The Christian Farmers Federationof Ontario (CFFO), Harriston, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2224
Connexions has published multiple abstracts on the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario.
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This abstract was published in Connexions Digest in 1980:
The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is moving into new areas and issues. These new moves are aimed at fulfilling the dedication of CFFO members to make "the renewing power of Jesus Christ relevant to agriculture".
The CFFO's provincial board at its November meeting in Milton, Ontario, took steps to participate in a working committee which will prepare a proposal for the regulation of safety on the farm. The work is being organized by the Farm Safety Association. The Federation also endorsed the work of a group of Christians who are seeking to establish a Christian college with degree granting powers. CFFO members desire a college that will teach agriculture from a Christian perspective. The provincial government has not yet given the necessary degree-granting status.
CFFO has also been working to guarantee farmer and public participation in Ontario Hydro's Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning. Ontario Hydro is planning to establish a major transmission line through Ontario's farmland, originating from the Bruce nuclear power plant. Elbert van Donkersgoed, Research & Policy Director of CFFO has charged that Ontario Hydro is minimizing public participation into the planning of the 500 kilovolt line. Ontario Hydro, the CFFO says, is avoiding dealing with the farmers whose land is affected by the line. Ontario Hydro is asking, "where should we put the line?" but the farmers are asking, "Why do we need to have the line?"
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This abstract was published in Connexions Digest in 1983:
The CHRISTIAN FARMERS FEDERATION OF ONTARIO (CFFO) is calling for action on "Foodland for the Future", a report examining key issues in agriculture. The report, by B. Kay, a University of Guelph professor, was presented to a conference of academics, civil servants, and farm organization representatives. It identifies five current areas of concern:
- the supply of prime agricultural land in Ontario is decreasing;
- sustained production is no longer assured in the long term;
- the negative environmental impacts of agricultural land-use activities must be minimized if future development of fooldand is to occur in concert with the developemnt of other rural resources.
- research, inventory service and extension activities which are needed to address these issues are dispersed under-funded, poorly co-ordinated, and have insufficient public impact.
On this and many other farm related issues the CFFO endorses small family farms and recognizes the importance of maintaining food production in Canada.