Briefs

2016

Nov 8, 2016
Union Nationale des Fermiers, Présentation au comité du commerce international de la Chambre des communes Consultation publique sur l’accord du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) Le mardi 27 septembre 2016 Charlottetown Version PDF Témoignages L’union Nationale des Fermiers (UNF) s...

2015

Jun 10, 2015
Présentation de l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité sénatorial de l’agriculture et des forêts Étude sur les priorités d’accès au marché international concernant le secteur agricole et agroalimentaire canadien   Présentation du 2 juin 2015 version PDF   Lire la...
Jun 10, 2015
NFU brief to Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee Study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector Presented June 2, 2015   PDF version   Read the official transcript of the Senate Committee meeting with NFU witness Terry Boehm, Chair...
Jan 26, 2015
PDF Version   January 23, 2015     Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Policy Division Food Safety and Environmental Policy Branch 1 Stone Road West, Floor 2 Guelph Ontario    N1G 4Y2      Re: Pollinator Health – A Proposal for Enhancing...

2014

Dec 5, 2014
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food regarding Agricultural Impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement PDF Version December 5, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to present our views on...
Aug 29, 2014
   National Farmers Union Submission to CFIA Consultation on a New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Overview of Proposed Regulations, August 2014. PDF Version The National Farmers Union (NFU) is Canada’s largest voluntary direct-membership, non-partisan national...
May 1, 2014
Download PDF Version       National Farmers Union Submission to Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on  The Importance of Bees and Bee Health May 1, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a non-partisan, nation-wide democratic organization made up of...
Apr 30, 2014
Download PDF version   April 30, 2014 Hon. Christy Clark, Premier PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC    V8W 9E1   (Email: premier@gov.bc.ca)   Dear Premier Clark:   Re: BILL 24, the AGRICULTURAL LAND COMMISSION AMENDMENT ACT, 2014   The National Farmers...
Mar 17, 2014
Download PDF version The National Farmers Union District 1, Region 1 Submission concerning The Threat of Lifting the Moratorium on Permits for High Capacity Wells Presented to the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island...
Jan 20, 2014
Bill C-18, the “Agricultural Growth Act” omnibus bill, amending several federal agricultural laws, was introduced in Parliament on December 9, 2013. If passed, it will give multi-national agri-business much more money, power and control while increasing farmers’ costs and reducing...

2013

Dec 10, 2013
The National Farmers Union has submitted the following comments to Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) consultation on Action to Protect Bees from Exposure to Neonicotinoid Pesticides.    PDF Version of NFU's submission   December 10, 2013  ...
Dec 10, 2013
The National Farmers Union submitted the following comments on the CFIA’s on-line survey regarding its discussion paper Crop Variety Registration in Canada: Issues and Options.  PDF version of the NFU’s submission National Farmers Union comments on the Canadian Food Inspection...
Nov 10, 2013
December 2012 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a direct-membership, non-partisan national farm organization. Founded in 1969, and with roots going back more than a century, the NFU represents thousands of farm families from coast to coast. Through its grassroots democratic process, the NFU works...
Nov 1, 2013
0n November 1, 2013 the NFU has submitted comments on the proposed Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations Canada which was posted for public comment in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ Vol. 147, No. 40 — October 5, 2013. Our submission states: The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the...
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...
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...
May 3, 2013
The NFU welcomes the opportunity to comment on the amendments to the Canada Grain Act flowing from the elimination of inward inspection by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), the end of mandatory weigh overs at primary and terminal elevators, and the end of Grain Appeals Tribunal as well as other...
May 3, 2013
The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposal by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to amend the Seeds Regulations.  Specifically, the CFIA seeks to allow variety registrants to cancel the registration of seed varieties on request, to move all...
Mar 18, 2013
The National Farmers Union has submitted feedback to the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Consultation on its Proposed Regulatory Approach for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. The use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry already had a...

2012

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...