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Comments on BRM changes under Growing Forward 2 to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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.

 

 

Ontario NFU Submission to OMAFRA on Proposed Local Food Act

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 support local food as a means to strengthen farmers' power in the marketplace, protect the environment and build relationships between those who grow and harvest food and those who eat it.

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 support local food as a means to strengthen farmers' power in the marketplace, protect the environment and build relationships between those who grow and harvest food and those who eat it.

August 1, 2012 Marks a Year of Infamy in Agricultural Policy With the Destruction of the CWB Single Desk

SASKATOON, SK—Today, Bill Gehl, Chair of the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance, and Terry Boehm, President of the National Farmers Union, are in Saskatoon to speak to the media about a year of infamy in Canadian agricultural policy and for Canadian democracy.

The Ram's Horn

The Ram's Horn is a monthly newsletter with stories and analysis of what is happening in the food system, locally and globally. It is published more or less monthly; subscriptions cover 10 issues, which is generally one year of publications.

Response from Hon. Ted Meekin, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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.

NFU Calls on Local Food Eaters and Government to Support Ontario Farmers Dealing with Drought Conditions

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.

Ontario Drought Situation Severe - Letter to Minister from National Farmers Union - Ontario

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:

Op Ed: Proudly Canadian: Viable, Modern Dairy Sector

by Randall Affleck, NFU Board Member

I am proud of Canada’s national agriculture policy for dairy; supply management. Like many rural initiatives of the past, it has deep cooperative roots that have nurtured the development of a viable, modern dairy sector in every region of Canada.

Major Disaster Unfolding

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 critical during the last week with no relief in the long range weather forecast. It appears the areas most affected are Renfrew County and including Lanark, Hastings and Ottawa Carleton Counties.