2016 Winners

() would like to congratulate Nikaela Lange and Kevin Morin, who were the winners of the Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing. Nikaela is 18 years old and from Dalmeny, Saskatchewan. Nikaela spent part of her Grade 11 year studying in Tokyo, Japan. Later that same year, she received the Global Citizens Scholarship, and was


Union Farmer Newsletter: September 2016

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 car loading facilities


Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2016

Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2016 cover

Contents Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth Regional Reports Migrant Farm Workers in Canada: 50 Years Later – by Josie Baker, IPC Coordinator Energy East – What are the Risks? – by Rick Munroe La Vía Campesina Youth Participate in Brazil’s 2016


Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2016

Contents: Memories of Roy Atkinson Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth President Regional Reports Meet your elected representatives: Board member Reg Phelan Women’s Advisory Katie Ward Youth Advisory Lydia Carpenter Creating Opportunities for Alternative Production and Marketing within Supply Management GM Alfalfa – Advertised Benefit vs Economic Loss


Union Farmer Newsletter: June 2016

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


Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2016

Contents: Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth President Regional Reports Meet your new Board members Convention Panel Reports: Soil Health is Key – Lessening farmers’ impact on water Critical Issues for New Farmers – the challenge of accessing capital and land –


Union Farmer Newsletter: March 2016

Rebuilding Canada’s agricultural institutions in the public interest for sustainable, prosperous family farms • Atrazine Review: NFU calls for precautionary approach • Strengthening Supply Management: Defending Canadian control of our market space and advancing food sovereignty • 2016 Census of Agriculture is on the horizon


Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2015-2016

Contents: Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth President Meet your VPs (Vice President bios) Convention Panel Reports: The Policy-Soil Interface: – from the plant to the planet Flying in the Face of Neoliberalism – Farmers Earning a Living Wage Soil: Our Common