Union Farmer Monthly

2018

Sep 21, 2018
Download the PDF   In this issue …   Canadians push for Food Sovereignty in National Food Policy Consultation – Thefederalgovernmentrecently publishedtheWhatWeHeardReport—ConsultationsonaFoodPolicyforCanada,whichsummarizespublicinput. A review of its contents shows that...
Jun 29, 2018
PDF Version   In this issue …   NFU calls for better regulation, disclosure of test plot locations and end to open air GM crop testing following Alberta wheat contamination incident On June 14 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the public that some genetically...
May 23, 2018
PDF Version   In this issue …   NFU trying to shine a light on government funding of Wheat Board privatization At the 2017 National Convention NFU members voted to ask the Auditor General to audit the federal government money involved in ending the Canadian Wheat Board and...
Apr 5, 2018
Download PDF Version   In this issue …   Seed Synergy or Seed Sovereignty? The anticipation of spring seeding and the joy of harvest is something every farmer experiences. Yet, in January 2018, the seed and agro-chemical companies began promoting a proposal for an extreme make-over...
Jan 31, 2018
Download PDF Version   Contents: OP Ed: Looking a Gift Card in the Mouth: What Loblaws’ price-fixing is signaling about the future for Canadian farmers Op Ed: Renegades Rewarded at Public Expense in Site C Dam Decision Op Ed: OmniTRAX not solely to blame for derailing Port of Churchill...

2017

Oct 24, 2017
Download PDF Version   Contents: Our National Food Policy Includes Farmers! What impact has Free Trade had on Canadian farmers? (tear-out fact sheet) Private Corporation Tax Reform — Implications for Canada’s family farms Bill C‐49 Will Amend Canada’s Transportation Laws...
Sep 19, 2017
Download PDF Version Contents: GM alfalfa coexistence and contradictions: Minister lets September 2017 corporations take the driver’s seat Is Ecuador leading the way towards a new era of international fair trade agreements? Onward to Parliament Hill! What difference does 5 years make?...
Jun 14, 2017
Download PDF Version Contents: NAFTA renegotiation provides opening for renewed US attack on Canadian wheat grading framework - by Cathy Holtslander, NFU Director of Research and Policy What do NFU members want to see in Canada’s first National Food Policy? Frequently Asked Questions about...
Jun 12, 2017
Download PDF version Contents: Cross border connections – farmers working together for better dairy policy - by Cathy Holtslander, NFU Director of Research and Policy Proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations at odds with food policy mandate - by Cathy Holtslander, NFU Director of...
Mar 17, 2017
Download PDF Version   Contents: The Case for a Carbon Tax —an (intentionally provocative) editorial by Darrin Qualman Neonicotinoids under review: PMRA proposes phase‐out of imidacloprid and launches review of clothianidin or thiamethoxam The Public Trust PR Campaign: Agribusiness...
Jan 23, 2017
PDF Version   Contents: NFU on Parliament Hill Next Agricultural Policy Framework — presentation by Stewart Wells Next Agricultural Policy Framework — presentation by Ted Wiggans and Amanda Wildeman Study on the acquisition of farmland in Canada and its potential impact on the...

2016

Nov 18, 2016
PDF Version Contents: An Evening with David Suzuki, by Dana Penrice, NFU Youth Vice President An Introduction to Carbon Pricing, by Cathy Holtslander, NFU Director of Research and Policy A system that leaves small producers at the mercy of buyers, by Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director, NFU‐NB...
Sep 24, 2016
PDF Version Contents: NFU argues against Health Canada’s proposal to allow ground beef irradiation NFU provides input to Agriculture Ministers Meeting on the next Agriculture Policy Framework NFU Submission to the Canadian Grain Commission regarding its proposal to license producer railway...
Jun 23, 2016
Download PDF Contents: Canada Transportation Act Review Totally Fails Farmers Landgrabbing takes a new twist with Surface Capital Canada Pension Plan Investment Board buys 40% of Glencore Agri            
Apr 1, 2016
PDF version Contents: Rebuilding Canada’s agricultural institutions in the public interest for sustainable, prosperous family farms: NFU Submission to Federal Pre‐Budget Consultation, February 2016 Atrazine Review ̶ NFU calls for precautionary approach Strengthening Supply Management:...
Mar 7, 2016
PDF version Contents: TPP signed, consultations underway Canada’s incredible shrinking railway system                          

2015

Nov 20, 2015
PDF Version Contents: Soil: Our Common Ground - 2015 Convention program highlights TPP tips power balance in corporations’ favour Soil health: farming to feed microbes - by Sarah Hargreaves A statistical snapshot of Canada’s agriculture economy Seed saving under the amended Plant...
Sep 23, 2015
PDF version Contents: TPP attack on Supply Management: a beggar thy neighbour strategy The Economy without the CWB Agriculture Concerns for Election 2015
Jul 28, 2015
PDF version Contents: Fitting Grain Sector Puzzle Pieces Together NFU support for Feed Mill Licensing – only without Bill C-48 CWB Comparison Chart CGC consultation on “modernizing” the wheat class system Manitoba seeking Risk Management Tools for Climate Change Impacts LNG,...
Apr 20, 2015
PDF version Contents: GLYPHOSATE: Frequently Asked Questions - A National Farmers Union Fact Sheet Recognizing the Inherent Rights of Farmers to Save Seed and putting the Interest of Canada’s Food and Farmersahead of Corporate Interests - Election Messages and Questions for Candidates from...