Region 3

2012

Jul 28, 2012
To supplement the comments made during the roundtable meeting on July 24, the National Farmers Union – Ontario is submitting written comments related to Business Risk Management under Growing Forward 2. Read the report.    
Jul 27, 2012
Ontario NFU Submission to OMAFRA on Proposed Local Food Act Members of the NFU have been at the forefront of the local food movement for several decades. With this strong grassroots involvement in the local food movement, the NFU is an outspoken leader in advocating for and developing programs to...
Jul 27, 2012
Members of the NFU have been at the forefront of the local food movement for several decades. With this strong grassroots involvement in the local food movement, the NFU is an outspoken leader in advocating for and developing programs to support local food as a means to strengthen farmers'...
Jul 23, 2012
Here is the letter from Hon. Ted Meekin, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in response to NFU in Ontario's letter regarding the 2012 drought situation.
Jul 16, 2012
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on local food eaters and the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to support Ontario family farmers as they cope with drought conditions and other weather-related challenges. St. Marys area farmer and Ontario NFU...
Jul 16, 2012
National Farmers Union - Ontario In Union is Strength 5420 Hwy #6 North R.R. #5 Suite 229 Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2   July 16, 2012 Dear Minister McMeekin: As you know the National Farmers Union in Ontario represents thousands of family farms across Ontario. Our members grow and raise a wide...
Jul 9, 2012
Beachburg, ON – Dave Mackay, President of the Renfrew County National Farmers Union, reports the present drought situation is serious and almost to the point of becoming critical for area farmers. Farmers had already expressed concern two weeks ago, however the situation has escalated to very...
May 14, 2012
Guelph, ON – At the public hearings on the review of the Aggregate Resource Act (ARA) held Monday at Queen's Park in Toronto, the National Farmers Union asked the Standing Committee on General Government to makethe preservation of farmland a priority over the extraction of aggregate....
Mar 7, 2012
The NFU in Ontario has a website. Click here to enter the site.            

2011

Dec 22, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, ON – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has submitted several recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Energy's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program Two-Year Review. These include requests for a stronger focus on energy conservation and equal rates for ground-mount and roof-top microFIT...
Jun 16, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Terry Boehm will be conducting a speaking tour of Southern Ontario in late June, to draw attention to the dangers posed by the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between Canada and the European...
Apr 26, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has sent a letter to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources this week, recommending that it decline the application made by The Highlands Companies for the Melancthon Quarry. The Melancthon Quarry is located underneath prime agricultural land...
Apr 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has submitted a list of recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFA) regarding the Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy. The recommendations are based on resolutions passed at the 2010 and 2011...
Mar 27, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The current round of Growing Forward II consultations are far too focussed on the development of export markets and almost completely ignore Canada’s domestic market, says the National Farmers Union (NFU). “There is almost no opportunity to discuss domestic food...
Mar 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 3 Spring Convention and Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday March 5th at the Canadian Italian Club in Guelph, Ontario. Built around the theme of 'Who Has the Power?”, the convention speakers addressed both situations...