Other Publications

2012

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,...
Jul 16, 2012
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: As you know the National Farmers Union in Ontario represents thousands of family farms across Ontario. Our members grow and raise a wide...
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 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....
Mar 8, 2012
NFU in New Brunswick has a bilingual website. Click here to enter.  
Mar 7, 2012
The NFU in Ontario has a website. Click here to enter the site.            

2008

Jun 8, 2008
Seeds of Change: Farmers, Biotechnology, and the New Face of Agriculture This documentary film is a seventy-minute documentary film made by University of Manitoba (U of M) professor Stéphane McLachlan, U of M PhD student Ian Mauro, and independent videographer Jim Sanders, is a balanced yet hard-...
May 30, 2008
Elmer Laird (1924 - 2010), a founding member of the National Farmers Union, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2008. He established the first certified organic research farm in Canada, and wrote about organic food production for over twenty years. The Saskatchewan...

2007

Apr 16, 2007
April16, 2007   Agriculture columnists and commentators have declared that the debate over barley marketing is over. Agriculture Minister Strahl's plebiscite results are in, and we should accept them and get over it. One commentator threw down the gauntlet by declaring "anyone...

2006

Aug 8, 2006
While women play a critical role in the day-to-day operation of Canadian farms, there has been no explicit effort to identify their policy needs or their vision of an inclusive Canadian agricultural policy. This reality contradicts the Canadian government’s commitment to achieving gender...
Feb 1, 2006 File(s) attached
The poultry industry's central role in the bird flu crisis Backyard or free-range poultry are not fuelling the current wave of bird flu outbreaks stalking large parts of the world. The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is essentially a problem of industrial poultry practices. Its epicentre is the...

2005

Dec 1, 2005 File(s) attached
etc group -- November/December 2005 It’s no secret that transnational corporations wield unprecedented power to shape social, economic and trade policies. Today we are witnessing ever more concentrated control over – not only the food system – but the products and processes of...
Jun 30, 2005 File(s) attached
A report by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food -- July 2005 Table of Contents Terms of Reference Letter to the Minister The Farm Economy in Crisis Farm Income Consultations Impact of Government Regulation Improving Farm Income The Need for Investment...

2004

Nov 1, 2004 File(s) attached
Centre For Rural Studies and Enrichment -- November 2004 Compare the Share, Phase I was published in 1991 by the Hon. Ralph Ferguson, M.P. and his staff. The study compared producer, processor and consumer prices during the 1980's. In 1998, Mr. Ferguson donated the information from Compare the...

2003

Aug 31, 2003 File(s) attached
Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee -2003 Disastrously low prices are plaguing farmers worldwide. A deliberate shift in American agricultural policy in the 1990s has paved the way for these depressed crop prices with no mechanisms in place to change the situation. Prices...