14-07-2014 08:46 AM | Canada

A new approach is needed to curb the loss of farmland

It's rare to hear much optimism about farmland preservation in Ontario.

Even with such high-profile measures at the Greenbelt in place, we're still losing farmland at a breakneck pace. Last year, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture estimated 100 acres of farmland disappears in this province every day to development.

I believe it. Look around at almost any Ontario community, especially now that the growing season is in full swing and the line between farmland and development is clearer.
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