The NFU is opposed to international trading of carbon offset credits. When transactions involve developing countries that may not have the capacity to ensure these purchases create real offsets, there is a high risk of fraud. The NFU is also opposed to international trade in carbon offsets because it has already resulted in powerful corporations unjustly taking land from small farmers to support illegitimate or poorly regulated carbon credits. Thus, we support the proposed Ontario regulation’s restriction that limits eligible offset initiatives to those within Canada’s borders. We also support the reporting requirement that ensures the Ontario-registered offsets are not simultaneously used in another emission trading system. Read more

Young people going to universities are more likely to become an “agricultural professional”, rather than a farmer. Even as these bright minds graduate from agricultural programs, farming is still not seen as a viable career option. Yet, never before have we relied on so few people to feed the Canadian population (1.6%) and never before have we been in a situation where 75% of farmers say they will sell their land and assets in the next 10 years. As a society, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Read more

The NFU believes that the Government has a major role to play in promoting confidence in our food system by providing proper regulation, transparency and testing. But given the history of groups that have been advocating for their particular version of “social license”, and the continuous change in what society understands to be “best practices”, there is an extreme risk that the Calgary Statement regarding public trust could lead to the Government funding messages that are not always true and frequently exaggerated. Worse yet, it could lead to the Government itself issuing false claims. Read more

PDF VersionTranscript of Presentation <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNational Farmers Union submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2017 Budget</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanFredericton, New Brunswick</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanOctober 17, 2016</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Finance Committee’s pre-budget consultations. Read more

version PDFTémoignages <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanMémoire remis par l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité permanent des finances de la Chambre des communes - Consultations prébudgétaires en vue du budget de 2017 Fredericton (Nouveau-Brunswick) Le 17 octobre 2016</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Read more

, Region 1, District 1 (Prince Edward Island) Presentation to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee Public Consultation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Charlottetown Download PDF version Transcript of Presentation () opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and recommends it not be ratified by Canada. Our comments will focus Read more

PDF Version <span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to provide input on the proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulation regarding Veterinary Drugs — Antimicrobial Resistance. Read more

PDF Version <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNational Farmers Union Submission to Transport Canada consultation on </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanthe Future of Transportation in Canada </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanand the <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanCanada Transportation Act</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Review Report</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSeptember 14, 2016</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span The National Farmers Union (NFU) would like to thank Minister Garneau and Transport Canada for the opportunity to provide input on the future of transportation in Canada. Read more

PDF Version <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNFU Submission to the </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanCanadian Grain Commission </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanregarding proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanAugust 31, 2016</strong<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"</spanThe </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanCanadian Grain Commission is seeking input on </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanwhat licensing requirements should be applicable to agents, <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanproducer railway car loading facilities</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span or feed mills, how its regulatory proposal would affect the interests of our members, and whether Read more