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THE NFU CALLS FOR OVERHAUL OF FEDERAL POLICY ON MEAT INDUSTRY

(Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union is reminding policy makers about its analysis of the beef sector, including 16 recommendations outlined in our 2008 report, The Farm Crisis and the Cattle Sector: Toward a New Analysis and New Solutions. Problems related to the beef sector that we identified then have only become more severe.

IT IS TIME FOR A NATIONAL DEBATE ON THE FOOD INDUSTRY

By Neil Peacock

The XL Foods recall has really got people talking about the food system all across Canada. Concern for the safety of our food unites us whether we are urban or rural, farmers or consumers, regardless of which part of the country we live in. Some people are saying we need  a national debate on the food industry,  and I agree wholeheartedly with that statement.

Renfrew County Local of NFU - Letter Requesting Drought Assistance, Oct 1, 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 deal with. Attached you will find a September 27, 2012 Article titled “County Still in Level II Drought”.

CATTLE FARMERS PAYING FOR GOVERNMENT AND XL FOODS SAFETY FAILURES, SAYS NFU

(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 XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta.

NFU SURVEY DETAILS DROUGHT IMPACT, NEED FOR DISASTER RELIEF

(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, pasture/hay, wheat, spring grains, soybeans, spelt, corn, mixed vegetables, strawberries and horse breeding, and they work anywhere from eight to 500 acres.

Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 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 Want” ….NOT
  • NO TO THE FALSE SOLUTIONS OF GREEN CAPITALISM!
  • Practical Applications of Renewable Energy
  • Dear Friends of the Canadian Whe

Host a World Food Day People’s Potluck!

Date: 
Tue, 10/16/2012 (All day)

Members and Friends of the NFU - Join us in celebrating World Food Day on October 16.

Host a potluck supper featuring locally-sourced foods, and ask guests to share their favourite dish using locally sourced food.

AgriRecovery Assessment for Drought in Ontario

National Farmers Union - Ontario
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National Farmers Union pleased with changes to the New Brunswick Farm Registry and Fuel Tax Exemption Program

(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,” explains NFU in NB Executive Director, Melanie Jellett. “The goal of the new regulations is to create a more streamlined program that is easier for the farmer to understand and use.”

Renfrew County Local of NFU - OCT 1 PUBLIC MEETING TO REVIEW COUNTY POLICY ABOUT AGRICULTURAL LANDS

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 within the county boundaries are very important considering agriculture is the biggest primary industry in Renfrew County producing anywhere between 90 and 100 million dollars annually.  The current official plan was put in place in 2003 and is reviewed every five years to ensure that it is alig