2015 Winners

The National Farmers Union would like to congratulate Katia Huszka and Stuart Oke, winners of the Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing for 2015. This year’s theme was “Soil: Our Common Ground”.


Union Farmer Newsletter: November 2015

Soil: Our Common Ground – 2015 Convention program highlights • TPP tips power balance in corporations’ favour • Soil health: farming to feed microbes • A statistical snapshot of Canada’s agriculture economy • Seed saving under the amended Plant Breeders Rights Act • NFU Membership Development Campaign Underway


Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2015

PDF Version<strongContents</strong:Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee
Message from the President
Message from the Women's President
Message from the NFU Youth
Regional Reports<strongArticles:</strong


Union Farmer Newsletter: July 2015

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, Pipelines and Site C Dam vs Farmland Protection in BC • Saskatchewan reviewing farmland ownership law


Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2015

Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2015 // Contents: NFU Youth travel to Parliament Hill to meet with Opposition MPs • Eat – Think – Vote! Food Secure Canada’s election campaign plank: “Home grown crisis – growing our farmer population” • Constructing a National New Farmer’s Policy Platform: An update on the national New Farmer Coalition by Ayla Fenton, NFU Youth Vice President • Support needed for new young farmers – Il faut appuyer nos nouveaux jeunes fermiers


Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2015

PDF Version

<strongContents</strong:
Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee
Message from the President
Message from the Women's President
Message from the NFU Youth
Regional Reports


Union Farmer Newsletter: April 2015

Glyphosate FAQ – A National Farmers Union Fact Sheet • Recognizing the Inherent Rights of Farmers to Save Seed and putting the Interest of Canada’s Food and Farmers ahead of Corporate Interests – Election Messages and Questions for Candidates from the NFU Seed and Trade Committee • Bill C-48 changes mandate and powers of Canadian Grain Commission • Grain Companies take $13 million Valentine’s gift from farmers


Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2014

PDF Version Contents:Message from the Editor
Message from the President
Message from the Women's President: Membership – the Roots of Organization


2014 Winner

Seeds: Sustenance and Sustainability —by Alana Krug‐MacLeod, Age 17, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan While seeds’ value is dispersed around the world in virtually every single biome and niche, whether disturbed or at rest, nowhere is the importance of seeds more obvious than on small farms. Using a series of vignettes from daily life, I reflect on what