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2012

Oct 4, 2012
October 1, 2012 Dear Sir/Madam: Further to letters written to you under dates July 16th, July 24th, August 1st and August 20th, the Renfrew County National Farmers Union Executive has instructed me to again update the above on the 2012 drought situation many farmers in Renfrew County continue to...
Oct 3, 2012
(Sexsmith, AB)- The National Farmers Union (NFU) asserts that federal agriculture and trade policy created the conditions that led to Canada’s largest recall of beef from stores, homes and restaurants all across Canada due to E.coli 0157 contamination which has now temporarily shut down the...
Oct 1, 2012
(Guelph, ON)- The National Farmers Union recently surveyed Ontario members to document the impact of this summer’s drought. Farmers in Bruce, Elgin, Grey, Huron, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, Ottawa, Oxford and Renfrew counties responded. Their crops and activities include beef, sheep, pork,...
Sep 28, 2012
Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2012 Presidential and Regional Reports Business Risk Management: Off-loading costs by downsizing programs? NFU National Convention 2012 — Democracy in Action Action against CETA in Ontario – NFU members making a difference Rio + 20: “The Future We...
Sep 24, 2012
National Farmers Union - Ontario In Union is Strength 5420 Hwy #6 North R.R. #5 Suite 229 Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2         September 24, 2012   re.AgriRecovery Assessment for Drought in Ontario   The NFU – Ontario sent a survey to members and received responses...
Sep 20, 2012
(Sackville, NB)- Over the past year the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU in NB) has been involved in an industry/government working group established to make changes to the provincial Farm Registry and the Fuel Tax Exemption Program. “It has been a collaborative process,”...
Sep 19, 2012
Beachburg, ON – Dave Mackay, President of the Renfrew County National Farmers Union reports that it was recommended the agricultural community participate in the present discussions leading to revisions to the Renfrew County Official Plan.  The proper designation of agriculture lands...
Sep 18, 2012
(Saskatoon) - Friday’s announcement of the revised Growing Forward 2 Business Risk Management (BRM) programs, the cost-shared federal-provincial policy framework, has two significant changes: a loss level trigger for AgriStability that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for most farms...
Sep 12, 2012
The Convention Pamphlet for the 43rd Annual National Convention is now available. Download the PDF here.
Sep 10, 2012
The Growing Forward 2 Agricultural Program is about change.  Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz met with representatives from the agriculture industry recently in Fredericton to discuss the Growing Forward 2 Program to be implemented April 2013.  National Farmers Union in New...
Sep 7, 2012
Notes for Remarks to Carleton University – September 5, 2012 By Allan R. Gregg “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” – Voltaire In his novel 1984, George Orwell paints a portrait of a nightmarish future where rights that we now take for...
Aug 21, 2012
(Saskatoon)– The National Farmers Union (NFU) calls on federal and provincial agriculture ministers to improve Business Risk Management (BRM) programs under Growing Forward 2 by ensuring needed money will be directed to family farms instead of being used to help the biggest corporate farms...
Aug 21, 2012
The following brief outlines the National Farmers Union analysis of the suite of Business Risk Management programs, also known as agriculture safety net programs, being negotiated under the Growing Forward 2 federal-provincial policy framework, and makes recommendations to make these programs work...
Aug 16, 2012
Click here to see the NFU in New Brunswick's August E-Newsletter
Aug 15, 2012
Bouctouche, N.B.-The National Farmers Union spoke out clearly at the NFU Region 1 Convention on August 7 against the closure of the Hervé J. Michaud Experimental Farm in Bouctouche.  Members attending from the three Maritime Provinces were unanimous in passing a resolution to maintain the...
Aug 10, 2012
Bouctouche, N.B. Farmers from the three Maritime provinces gathered at the Duneview Inn/L’Auberge Vue de la Dune in Bouctouche, NB, on Tuesday, August 7, for the National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 1 Convention.  This year’s theme was “Diversifying the Farm: Value-adding in...
Aug 3, 2012
August 3, 2012 Dear Minister Ritz and Minister McMeekin: The National Farmers Union – Ontario would like to acknowledge and thank you for your efforts in beginning to assess the impact of the drought on farmers across Ontario and across commodities by opening an AgriRecovery file. As...
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'...