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2013

Aug 20, 2013
(August 13, 2013) The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU in NB) is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the David Frost Memorial Scholarships and the National Farmers Union in NB Scholarship. Berndien Bakker of Killoween is the winner of the $1000 David Frost scholarship for a daughter...
Aug 20, 2013
On July 25, 2013, certified organic dairy farmer Diane Dowling and mixed farmer and grass-fed beef producer, Dave Lewington, both active NFU members, formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold...
Jul 31, 2013
Members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) from across Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick will meet in Cornwall, PEI on August 6th, 2013. The NFU regional convention will be held at The Dutch Inn commencing at 9:30 A.M. Speakers include: NFU President Terry Boehm (via Skype)...
Jul 25, 2013
July 25, 2013. Ottawa – Two farmers have formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold in the province. Today, they launched an application under Ontario’s ...
Jul 21, 2013
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Jul 19, 2013
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of Marieka Chaplin as Executive Director, effective July 2, 2013.  Chaplin is a resident of Keswick Ridge and grew up in Carleton County, NB. She is a biology graduate of the University of Guelph in Guelph,...
Jul 19, 2013
L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick est heureuse d’annoncer la nomination de Marieka Chaplin en tant que Directrice générale, à partir du 2 juillet 2013.   Chaplin demeure à Keswick Ridge et elle a grandit dans le comté de Carleton, au N.-B. Elle est diplômée en...
Jul 17, 2013
July 17, 2013 RE: Notice of Submission for Approval of Novel Food and Livestock Feed Use and Unconfined Environmental Release in Canada of a Plant Genetically Modified for Reduced Lignin from Monsanto Canada Inc. and Forage Genetics International LLC PDF Version The National Farmers Union would...
Jul 15, 2013
Canadian farmers and consumers oppose the release of genetically engineered (also called genetically modified, or GM) alfalfa because it is impossible to keep it from spreading to farms, fields and food sources where it is not wanted. Altered gene sequences are contained in the plant’s pollen...
Jun 26, 2013
The National Farmers Union District 1, Region 1 Submission to The Task Force on Land Use Policy Prince Edward Island The members of the generation which is in power must not treat the earth as something given by their parents, but rather as something borrowed from their children. (National Farmers...
Jun 26, 2013
June 26, 2013 (Bedeque, PEI):  At the beginning of June, the Best Acre Farms of Tryon, Prince Edward Island, went public with their heart-wrenching story. They are on the brink of losing their potato farm as creditors seek foreclosure. The Best family has turned to the crowd-source funding...
Jun 24, 2013
(Jakarta, Indonesia): Farmers from Canada and European Union countries participated in the 6th International Conference of the Via Campesina (LVC) in Jakarta, Indonesia where they discussed the ongoing trade negotiations between their governments.   "Like us, European family farmers can...
Jun 21, 2013
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is speaking out in strong support of one of its valued members. The Best family, David, Heather, Brian, Dale, Greg, and their families are facing a possible devastating loss. Their potato farm is under threat. It’s not just a farm. It’s not just a...
Jun 12, 2013
Message from the Editor Presidential and Regional Reports OP ED: Conference Board Food Strategy Consultation a Smokescreen The Paul Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing Proposed Low-Level Presence Policy Serves Biotech Seed Industry, not Farmers Food Sovereignty, Faith and Community: Diverse...
Jun 11, 2013
Bee Careful! A precautionary approach to neonicitinoids Turning off the lights in Canada The New Cereals Council of Canada – The Best Corporate Lobbying Your Check-off Dollars Can Buy Download PDF
May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013 (Saskatoon)–  Genetically engineered (GE) winter wheat was found in the USA this spring when an Oregon farmer noticed volunteer wheat that survived after he sprayed with glyphosate (Roundup) in preparation for spring seeding. Yesterday, the USDA confirmed that it is Monsanto...
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013  (Saskatoon) - On May 17, ten days after the National Research Council (NRC) announced it is “open for business” with a new mandate to serve private industry’s commercial goals instead of pursuing basic scientific research, the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA)...
May 13, 2013
 MaMaMay 13, 2013 - (Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges farmers and all Canadians interested in food and seed to respond by May 23 to the federal government’s proposed changes to the Seeds Act Regulations. The changes will have far-reaching implications that should...
May 7, 2013
Action Alert– Public Input on Regulations Amending the Seeds Regulations, Canada Gazette Part 1 VOL. 147, NO. 10 — MARCH 9, 2013 Deadline for submissions -- May 23, 2013 Sample Letter (Quote "Canada Gazette Part 1 VOL. 147, NO. 10 — MARCH 9," and send to ...
May 6, 2013
(May 3, 2013) The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) refutes the recently released reasons issued by the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal. After waiting almost 120 days for the reasons, the NFU-O Council has spent the past few weeks consulting with members and...