2017 Winner

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To the farmers who are trying to make a living, meanwhile feeding us: There’s something these days that’s affecting your business, your life, and the world you live in. It’s called social license.


Union Farmer Newsletter: October 2017

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


Union Farmer Newsletter: September 2017

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?


Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2017

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Reflections on Changes to Risk Management Programs • Putting Values into Action: NFU members make a difference! • 7e Conférence de LVC présenté des symboles forts de résistance et de réussites collectives • Important steps forward for youth and diversity within La Via Campesina • In Resistance to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline: Indigenous Rights and Future Generations • Let’s keep our public, farmer-directed plant breeding research system intact • Seeds, Democracy and End Point Royalties • We Remember Mary Hickie


Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2017

Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2017 cover

Revisiting NAFTA • Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity: Farmer-led Research in Ontario • Introductions to Two Regional Representatives: Dixie Green, Christopher Sanford Beck • Introduction to the new IPC Coordinator: Carla Fehr • Deepening Our Understanding of Policy Issues – Inspiring Conversations in Our Communities • Time to get Out from Under • Prison Farm Advisory Panel Named • Farming in a Changing Climate • We Remember Marion Fletcher • NFU Convention Bursary Program • The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing – 2017 contest details


Union Farmer Newsletter: June 2017

NAFTA renegotiation provides opening for renewed US attack on Canadian wheat grading framework • What do NFU members want to see in Canada’s first National Food Policy? • Frequently Asked Questions about the Wheat Class System • NFU Submission to CGC Consultation on proposed Eastern Wheat Class • NFU Vice President presents on Climate Change at Senate Committee • Census of Agriculture 2016 • What does NAFTA actually say about Supply Management?


Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2017

Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2017 cover

Challenges in a Post-Truth Era • North American Region Meeting of La Via Campesina—February 8th to 11, 2017, Birmingham, Alabama • Opposing Paradigms— the need to land squarely on the ecological side • Rethinking Our Relationship to the Land • New Board member profiles: Rachelle Ternier, Seann Dory, Cam Goff • The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing – 2016 Winning Entries • Climate Justice and Food Sovereignty Training in Morocco • We Remember Joyce Hutchings


Union Farmer Newsletter: May 2017

Cross border connections – farmers working together for better dairy policy • Proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations at odds with food policy mandate • Innovation – Product or Knowledge? •
Consultation on Cash Ticket Deferrals


Union Farmer Newsletter: March 2017

The Case for a Carbon Tax • Neonicotinoids under review: PMRA proposes phase‐out of imidacloprid and launches review of clothianidin or thiamethoxam • The Public Trust PR Campaign: Agribusiness efforts to avoid public regulation • Grain farmers—we want to hear from you! • Do Farmers Really Believe a Market Exists For Grain Sales?


Union Farmer Newsletter: January 2017

NFU on Parliament Hill • Next Agricultural Policy Framework • Study on the acquisition of farmland in Canada and its potential impact on the farming sector