Publications Publications

2013

Oct 25, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013 (7 to 8:30 pm) OUR Communities. OUR country. OUR world. OUR economy.* A public event featuring Jim Stanford, PhD, economist with the Unifor. How can people effectively navigate this increasingly globalized and fragmented world, where corporate power trumps that of...
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:...
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 21, 2013
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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...
Jun 12, 2013
Message from the Editor Presidential and Regional Reports OP ED: Conference Board Food Strategy Consultation a Smokescreen The Paul Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing Proposed Low-Level Presence Policy Serves Biotech Seed Industry, not Farmers Food Sovereignty, Faith and Community: Diverse...
Jun 11, 2013
Bee Careful! A precautionary approach to neonicitinoids Turning off the lights in Canada The New Cereals Council of Canada – The Best Corporate Lobbying Your Check-off Dollars Can Buy Download PDF
May 1, 2013
Day of Action against GM Alfalfa a Huge Success NFU Submits Feedback on Fracking to Alberta Regulator CETA Tactics Phoney Baloney? Beef and Pork Access Issue Lacks Credibility Download PDF
Apr 2, 2013
The case for preventing the introduction of Roundup Ready Alfalfa. Report published by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), April 2013. Executive Summary: Alfalfa is an important crop in diverse farming systems, and is widely grown in Canada. In fact, alfalfa is one of the largest...
Mar 15, 2013
Message from the Editor   Presidential and Regional Reports   Around the World: News from the International Program Committee The Civil Society Mechanism, Rome Seeds: the Root of Power: LVC Biodiversity Commission Seeds Meeting in Paris, France, October 2012 LVC Meetings in Mexico...
Mar 14, 2013
The Price of Patented Seed — The Value of Farm-Saved Seed GF2 Strategic Initiatives Fund Accelerates Globalization and Stalls Food Sovereignty Are our pension funds retiring the family farm? Working Hard to Keep the PFRA Community Pastures Public Download PDF
Mar 7, 2013
by Susan MacVittie, published in the Watershed Sentinel, March/April 2013 In March 2011, ethnic Maya Q’eqchi communities of smallholder farmers in southern Guatemala were violently evicted by state security forces from land they had farmed for generations. About 3,200 people from 14...
Mar 6, 2013
From the book:   The NFU was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Saskatchewan Farmers Union, the Ontario Farmers Union, the Farmers Union of British Columbia, and the Farmers Union of Alberta. In addition to these provincial unions, farmers from the Maritime provinces—not organized...
Feb 27, 2013
According to media reports, the last stages of negotiating the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are stalled due to a few very difficult issues, with agriculture being one of the most important. Many business-oriented commentators are framing the matter...
Jan 2, 2013 File(s) attached
Presidents' Reports National Farmers Foundation Report to Donors The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing Transportation Level of Service Legislation More Government Hype than Farmer Help Convention Highlights 2012: Supply Management: Unscrambling the Eggs UPOV '91 ... Again -...

2012

Nov 7, 2012
Union Farmer Newsletter - October 2012 Should Ecological Goods and Services be part of the Ontario Local Food Act? Frying our Bacon: Globalization, Competitiveness and Canadian Hog Policy
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...
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...