December 2012The 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 toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain family farms as the primary food-producers in Canada. Read more

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.<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanOur submission states:</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations amending the Canada Grain Regulations with regard to adoption of an insurance-based producer payment protection model in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Licensing Program. Read more

Canada’s seed system has been built in the public interest over the past century. Seed laws and regulations have been put in place to protect farmers from unscrupulous seed sellers, and to protect the quality and abundance of crops that Canadians depend upon for their daily nourishment. As a result, Canada’s seed – and the crops grown from it – have an excellent international reputation. Read more

July 17, 2013<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanRE: 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</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPDF Version</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Read more

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 changes. Read more

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 forage crop kinds from Part I to Part III of Schedule III and to move soybeans from Part I to Part III of Schedule III.The NFU strongly opposes the proposal and urges the CFIA to retain the seed regulations that currently exist. Read more

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. Read more

<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanGrowing Forward 2 – Accelerating Globalization, Stalling Food Sovereignty: </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanImplications of the GF2 Strategic Initiatives Suite</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanBrief by the National Farmers Union, February, 2013 Read full brief (PDF) <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSummary of brief:</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanGrowing Forward 2 (GF2) is Canada’s five-year federal-provinci Read more