Policy: 2015

<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanRecommandation 1.0 : </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanQue les terres cultivables ont une valeur inhérente comme partie d'un écosystème plus vaste ; donc, la protection des terres agricoles comprend intrinsèquement la protection des forêts et des cours d'eaux environnants. Ce principe fondamental devrait guider la Politique sur l'utilisation des terres agricoles et les réglementations qui en découlent.<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanRecommandation 2.1 </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span: Que la Politique sur l'utilisation des terres agricoles s'efforce d'encourager une diversité d'entreprises agricoles prospères au lieu des modèles d'entreprises de type vertical. La Politique devra limiter le montant de terres publiques (de la Couronne) mises en disponibilité aux compagnies verticalement intégrées pour leur propre production et transformation primaire, afin d'éviter que des entreprises monopolisent un certain marché. Read more

PDF Version <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNFU District 1, Region 1</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSubmission concerning</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe Development of the Prince Edward Island Water Act</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPresented to the PEI Environmental Advisory Council </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNovember 3, 2015 <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe members of the generation which is in power must not treat the earth as something given by their parents, but rather as something borrowed from their children. </em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(National Farmers Union Policy G-6 #1) Read more

During this federal election campaign, voters have the opportunity to speak with local federal election candidates about agriculture, farming and food. The National Farmers Union advocates on key policy issues from the perspective of family farmers. Our positions are put forward by grassroots members and adopted through a democratic process of debate and voting at national conventions. The following short summaries of critical issues are resources for your conversations with candidates.For more detailed information, and information on additional topics, please see the rest of our website.The easiest way to do this is by typing your keyword into the “search” tool in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Read more

<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPrésentation de l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité sénatorial de l’agriculture et des forêts </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanÉtude sur les priorités d’accès au marché international concernant le secteur agricole et agroalimentaire canadien</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPrésentation du 2 juin 2015</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanversion PDF Lire la transcription officielle de la réunion du Comité du Sénat avec témoin de Terry Boehm L’Union nationale des fermiers (UNF) est une organisation nationale bénévole, non partisane et avec adhésion directe, Read more

The NFU believes that international relations must be based on mutual respect for the whole of each society, that trade can be conducted fairly without destroying the cultural and economic institutions people have built, and that democracy means that people have a real say in the economic choices that affect their lives. We urge that the federal government develop a national food and agriculture policy that reflects these values instead of pursuing the ever-tightening noose of corporate control embodied in the FTAs. Read more

Présentation de l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité sénatorial de l’agriculture et des forêts Étude sur les priorités d’accès au marché international concernant le secteur agricole et agroalimentaire canadien Présentation du 2 juin 2015 version PDF Lire la transcription officielle de la réunion du Comité du Sénat avec témoin de Terry Boehm L’Union nationale des Read more

The NFU recommends that trade in agriculture be treated separately and excluded from comprehensive trade agreements such as NAFTA, CETA and the TPP; precautionary and provisional intellectual property enforcement mechanisms be eliminated from free trade agreements and national legislation; Investor-State Dispute Settlement be eliminated from free trade agreements and that Canadian courts independently rule on disputes; All legislation and trade measures in agriculture be assessed for their impact on Canadian farmers’ income and debt, and only be enacted when they have a positive effect on farmers’ income, community and the environment; Excess rail revenues be returned to farmers; The CGC mandate remain solely “in the interests of grain producers”; The Canadian Wheat Board should be re-instated as the democratically directed farmer-run marketing agency for prairie wheat, durum and barley; Supply Management should be maintained, and protected from external assaults; and finally, Canada's regulatory system for GMOs should include farmer input and evaluation of social, ethical and market impacts. Read more

Download PDF version Prepared by the National Farmers Union, March 2015 <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe National Farmers Union urges MPs to vote against Bill C-48 because it:</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanstops the Canadian Grain Commission from carrying out its work in the interests of grain farmersallows government to end bond security system that now pays farmers if a licensed grain company defaultscreates room for political interference with Standards Committee appointments, a critical component of grain grading systemrequires imported grain to be given best possible Canadian gradeprovides government with increased powers that can be used to enfor Read more