Publications Publications

2013

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...
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 12, 2012
The Convention Pamphlet for the 43rd Annual National Convention is now available. Download the PDF here.
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 16, 2012
Click here to see the NFU in New Brunswick's August E-Newsletter
Jul 24, 2012
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. Briefly (it's only 8 pages) and pointedly,...
Jun 14, 2012
The global food system is in profound crisis. More than a billion people suffer from hunger, and their numbers are rising faster than the global population. Yet more than enough food is produced to feed everybody in the world. At the same time we are heading deeper into a global climate crisis, for...
Jun 14, 2012
This three-part book 'pulls back the curtain on disturbing technological and corporate trends that are already reshaping our world and that will become crucial battlegrounds for civil society in the years ahead.' Vandana Shiva, Founder, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and...
May 29, 2012
Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2012 Presidential and Regional Reports Organizing in British Columbia Farmers, the Food Chain and Agriculture Policies in Canada in Relation to the Right to Food Governance, mandates and the Canadian Grain Commission UN Committee Adopts Land Guidelines in Rome An...
May 25, 2012
On 16 May 2012, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food conveyed to the Government of Canada his preliminary reflections on his visit. Later that day, he held a press conference in Ottawa at the National Press Theatre. He opened the press conference with some preliminary remarks on the visit....
May 25, 2012
Submission of the National Farmers Union of Canada to the  Special Rapporteur On The Right To Food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Mission to Canada, May 2012* * Note: to view report complete with graphs, please download the PDF version here. The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a voluntary direct-...
Apr 13, 2012
Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012 Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012 Presidential and Regional Reports CETA getting tougher on Citizens with each SECRET Draft Interest in local food leads to new on-farm dairies Safe Food – from the viewpoint of farmers United Nations Annual Session in...