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2013

Nov 10, 2013
December 2012 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a direct-membership, non-partisan national farm organization. Founded in 1969, and with roots going back more than a century, the NFU represents thousands of farm families from coast to coast. Through its grassroots democratic process, the NFU works...
Nov 6, 2013
(Nov. 6, 2013, Saskatoon) –   The National Farmers Union (NFU) is recommending against new regulations that would replace the current bond security system that protects farmers in the event of non-payment by licensed grain companies. There are numerous implications to the proposed...
Nov 1, 2013
0n November 1, 2013 the NFU has submitted comments on the proposed Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations Canada which was posted for public comment in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ Vol. 147, No. 40 — October 5, 2013. Our submission states: The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the...
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 28, 2013
(Oct. 28, 2013 - Deleau, MB) – The National Farmers Union Region 5 (Manitoba) has recommended to the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture and Rural Initiatives that the existing Commission Model for the Proposed Wheat and Barley Checkoff dollars (as outlined on page 25 of the October 17 Manitoba...
Oct 28, 2013
Download PDF version Contents: Serving Two Masters: Implications of Seed Field Crop Inspection Privatization Agroecology: Production with food sovereignty in mind (please note - Agroecology webcast has been rescheduled to 12 - 2 PM ET. A recording of the webcast will be available immediately...
Oct 25, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013 (7 to 8:30 pm) OUR Communities. OUR country. OUR world. OUR economy.* A public event featuring Jim Stanford, PhD, economist with the Unifor. How can people effectively navigate this increasingly globalized and fragmented world, where corporate power trumps that of...
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...
Oct 17, 2013
(October 17, 2013 - Guelph, ON): On October 16, Justice Beaudoin released his decision on the judicial review of the Appeal Tribunal’s denial of accreditation for the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) for part of 2012 and all of 2013. In the decision, Justice Beaudoin states,...
Oct 17, 2013
(Saskatoon, SK, October 17, 2013) - Of all the negative actions that Harper has taken, the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is by far the worst. Harper has sold Canadians out to be governed by foreign corporations. “The devil is always in the detail, which this government has...
Oct 15, 2013
(Saskatoon, SK) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) invites all Canadians to acknowledge World Food Day (October 16) with friends, neighbours and community members. Colleen Ross, 1st Vice President (Policy) for the NFU, says “Food is at the center of almost all ceremonies and celebrations for...
Oct 7, 2013
(October 7, 2013, St Marys, ON) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) says the Ontario Ministry of Environment has missed the point in its denial of the request for an environmental assessment of genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready) alfalfa...
Oct 7, 2013
Download the PDF - Approval and Regulation of New Genetically Modified/Genetically Engineered Plant Varieties in Canada Approval and Regulation of New Genetically Modified/Genetically Engineered Plant Varieties in Canada To deal with the products of genetic engineering, or genetically modified...
Sep 26, 2013
Download PDF version Roundup Ready Alfalfa Campaign Update NFU says NO to GM Low Lignin Alfalfa            
Sep 23, 2013
Message from the Editor Presidential and Regional Reports Long-time member, Butch Harder, inducted to MB Ag Hall of Fame CO2 Levels Hit 400 ppm for First Time in Human Existence La Via Campesina 6th Conference - Jakarta, Indonesia, June 6 to 12, 2013 NFU Women attend International Conference:...
Sep 23, 2013
(Saskatoon, Sept. 23, 2013)-- The federal government plans to privatize Seed Field Crop Inspection in 2014, ending an 85-year history of government inspection in Canada. The 2012 federal budget directed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to privatize seed field crop inspection services...
Sep 20, 2013
Analysis of “Alternative Service Delivery for Seed Crop Inspection” - Published September, 2013 Read full brief (PDF) The Canadian food and agriculture system begins with seed. Quality seed, free of disease, off-types and noxious weed seeds, with good germination and reliable...
Sep 12, 2013
(September 12, 2013, St. Marys, ON).  After nearly a year of deliberation and controversy, the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), a lobby group representing large seed companies such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dupont Pioneer and Forage Genetics International, finally announced its Coexistence...
Aug 26, 2013
                  Le Jen Chapin Trio de NYC fait la promotion de l’agriculture locale. De gauche à droite : Stephan Crump (Jen Chapin Trio), Marieka Chaplin, Directrice générale de l’Union nationale des fermiers au NB, Jen Chapin et Jamie...
Aug 26, 2013
                  Jen Chapin Trio from NYC Promotes Local Agriculture From left: Stephan Crump (Jen Chapin Trio), Marieka Chaplin, National Farmers Union in NB Executive Director, Jen Chapin and Jamie Fox (Jen Chapin Trio) (Keswick Ridge, NB. August 26...