Region 3

2017

May 12, 2017
(May 12, 2017, Kingston)  The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel by Correctional Services Canada (CSC). The panel is a positive step toward the decision to re-open two prison farms in Kingston.   On May 11, 2017, CSC...

2016

Oct 26, 2016
by Emery Huszka, NFU-O President Recently, farm families across Ontario have received MPAC notices reflecting dramatic changes in values. In some cases, assessment estimates are doubled from 2012. MPAC has captured what the National Farmers Union-Ontario (NFU-O) has been warning of for years. (See...
Sep 2, 2016
(Sept. 2, 2016 - Ottawa, ON) National Farmers Union-Ontario members recently attended the public consultation hosted by the National Capital Commission and urged the NCC to protect farmland and increase public agricultural research when formulating their report on the best site for the new Civic...
Jun 9, 2016
PDF Version   June 9, 2016   The Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6                             ...
Apr 13, 2016
Often the business of running a farm happens at the kitchen table amongst family members. In that vein, the National Farmers Union-Ontario’s Board of Directors invited Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs to join them over lunch to thoughtfully...
Apr 7, 2016
(April 7, 2016) - The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) applauds the Grain Farmers of Ontario’s (GFO) efforts to encourage their members to embrace a formal “4-R” process regarding fertilizer stewardship. At the recent Grain Farmers March Classic, GFO Chair Mark Brock...
Mar 30, 2016
by Emery Huszka Florence, Ontario - I’ve been watching with interest the recent social media splash made over French’s ketchup. It highlights what the National Farmers Union (NFU) has been talking about for years – food sovereignty matters. Consumers are becoming increasingly...
Mar 15, 2016
(March 15, 2016, Guelph, ON) - Emery Huszka of Florence, Ontario was chosen as the new National Farmers Union - Ontario President, NFU National Board member, and NFU Region 3 Coordinator at the Annual General Meeting held March 5 in Kingston, Ontario   As membership continues to grow, the NFU-...
Jan 14, 2016
(January 14, 2016, Denfield) The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) would like to challenge the statement recently attributed to Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s new Environmental Commissioner (ECO), in which she called for an end to diesel fuel subsidies, including for farm fuel. Coloured...

2015

Jun 9, 2015
(June 9, 2015, Guelph, ON) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario (NFU-O) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Honourable Glen Murray, that Ontario will introduce new regulations to reduce the overuse of neonicotinoid insecticides in agricultural...
Jan 26, 2015
(JANUARY 26, 2015, DENFIELD) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario has submitted comments on the discussion paper Pollinator Health – A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario. The NFU supports the Ontario government’s...
Jan 26, 2015
PDF Version   January 23, 2015     Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Policy Division Food Safety and Environmental Policy Branch 1 Stone Road West, Floor 2 Guelph Ontario    N1G 4Y2      Re: Pollinator Health – A Proposal for Enhancing...

2014

Oct 10, 2014
(DENFIELD, ON, October 10, 2014   ) – The NFU-O is delighted that the Annual Report released this week from Gord Miller the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has a focus on the agricultural sector. “The report highlights key issues that the NFU-O has been working to...
Jul 9, 2014
(JULY 9, 2014, DENFIELD, ON) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario welcomes Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Hon. Jeff Leal’s recent announcement that Ontario intends to bring in measures to move away from the widespread, prophylactic use of neonicotinoid-based...
Mar 20, 2014
(March 20, 2014, St. Marys, ON) - The recently released Ontario Bee Health Working Group Report is another case of "corporate profits trumping ecological needs," according to National Farmers Union (NFU) Vice President of Policy and Ontario farmer, Ann Slater.   "Given the...
Mar 17, 2014
(March 17, 2014, DENFIELD) – The NFU-O decries the proposed closing of Kemptville Campus by the University of Guelph. The college has provided generations of eastern Ontario residents with a solid education in agriculture. Without Kemptville College it will be much more difficult for many...
Mar 14, 2014
 (March 14, 2014 - Gananoque, ON) – When the National Energy Board approved Enbridge’s Line 9 project, which will reverse the flow and increase the pressure in the pipeline, it set conditions that protect the company’s financial interests while off-loading risks and costs...
Mar 6, 2014
Karen Eatwell of Denfield, ON was elected NFU-O President at the Annual General Meeting on March 1 in Peterborough. Other newly elected Council members include Joe Dama of Leamington, Tony Straathof of Westmeath, Bernard Foley of Williamsburg, Emery Huszka of Florence. Katie Ward of Woodlawn will...

2013

Oct 30, 2013
(Oct 28, 2013 - Westmeath, ON) Tony Straathof, President of the Renfrew County/Ontario National Farmers Union advises Renfrew County farmers, businesses and consumers should critically assess the implications of the Trade Agreement with Europe which was recently signed in principal by Prime...
Oct 18, 2013
In 2013 The National Farmers Union - Ontario sought a judicial review of the Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal’s denial of accreditation for the National Farmers Union - Ontario (NFU-O) for part of 2012 and all of 2013. Mr. Justice Robert N. Beaudoin of the Ontario...