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2013

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...
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...