Agriculture

Conservation Ontario’s Comments on “Discussion Document for Developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario” (EBR# 012-8468)

Conservation Ontario’s submission to OMAFRA on “Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils: Towards a Shared Vision” (EBR# 012-8468). On August 29, 2016, OMAFRA posted a discussion paper entitled “Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils: Towards a Shared Vision” to the Environmental Registry. Conservation Ontario’s comments focused on answering the eight questions provided in the Discussion Document. Conservation Ontario commends the Province on their draft vision, goals and objectives for an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario but recommends that sufficient funding and education are needed for more research on best management practices to improve soil health and conservation, and to support staff to provide education and engagement activities to farmers and landowners.

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Conservation Ontario’s Comments on “Discussion Document for Developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario” (EBR# 012-8468)

Description Conservation Ontario’s submission to OMAFRA on “Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils: Towards a Shared Vision” (EBR# 012-8468). On August 29, 2016, OMAFRA posted a discussion paper entitled “Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils: Towards a Shared Vision” to the Environmental Registry. Conservation Ontario’s comments focused on answering the eight questions provided in the Discussion Document. Conservation Ontario commends the Province on their draft vision, goals and objectives for an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario but recommends that sufficient funding and education are needed for more research on best management practices to improve soil health and conservation, and to support staff to provide education and engagement activities to farmers and landowners.

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Conservation Ontario’s comments on the “Guidelines on Permitted Uses in Ontario’s Prime Agricultural Areas – Draft for input and discussion”

Conservation Ontario's comments on the "Guidelines on Permitted Uses in Ontario's Prime Agricultural Areas – Draft for input and discussion". The draft Guidelines were developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to assist municipalities, decision-makers, farmers and others with interpreting the policies in the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) on the range of uses permitted in prime agricultural areas.

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