In Ontario, the primary production of food and fibre is tied to farmland. Ontario’s level of food production is tied to the capacity of farm property and the restrictions imposed on farming activities. A number of provincial statutes, policies and programs effect how farmers carry out their day-to-day day activities.
In a March 2015 survey, OFA members identified farmland rental conditions imposed by landlords on farmland they rent. Approximately 75% of OFA members surveyed said that if they owned their currently rented farmland, they would make additional productivity improvement investments to the farmland. The need for an investment in tile drainage was frequently noted.
OFA continues to support and assist OFA members dealing with farm property issues including, but not limited to, abandoned railway rights-of-way, trespassing, line fences, drainage, and on-farm oil & gas wells.
Among the sub issues OFA has chosen to address here are;
- Abandoned Railway Rights-of-Way
- Trespass and Occupiers’ Liability
- Line Fences
- On-Farm Oil & Gas Wells
More information on the listed sub issues on the OFA website.