Region 1-District 1

Region 1 (Atlantic) – District 1 (Prince Edward Island) stories and related info on the National Farmers Union website.

NFU asks necessary questions
Calls for increased transparency, clear guardrails on spending, and a basic appreciation for the economic realities facing our farmers should be enthusiastically welcomed in a province that clearly values the benefits farms bring to our communities.
Where Your Money Goes Matters
The National Farmers Union (NFU) and most Islanders were relieved when the federal and provincial governments took quick action to address COVID-19. The measures put in place helped curb the spread of the virus and saved many lives here in PEI and in other provinces and territories. The government spokespersons showed caring in addressing sincere
Coronavirus: Another layer of anxiety for farmers
We need to stop the viral threat of the industrial model of agriculture to farmers and to the land. Let’s stop saying, “when we get back to normal ...” The normal is pretty disastrous for farmers and the land. We can do better than the ‘normal’. Let’s find new ways together
Foreign investors gobbling farmland
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is alarmed by the rate at which P.E.I. farmland is being transferred to large corporate interests. Islanders, especially those in rural communities, know that all around them, land is being transferred generally in non-transparent transactions.

, 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 <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

We believe that trade with other provinces and countries is essential to the economy of Prince Edward Island. However, the manner by which trade is organized and the rules which are applied to it determine not only who benefits from trade but also determine the role which public policies can play in ensuring that those benefits are shared as widely as possible. Read more

Submission Concerning the Threat of Lifting the Moratorium on Permits for High Capacity Wells
Presented to the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown PEI, March 6, 2014
Are you a Prince Edward Island farmer interested in joining the NFU?
Are you a Prince Edward Island farmer interested in joining the NFU? The National Farmers Union is a certified general farm organization under the PEI Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act. If you would like to join the NFU through this program, please complete the Farm Registration Form 2009 (dowload below). Please remember that the deadline for submitting your completed application form is April 1, 2009.

Over the past decade, corporate and government managers have spent millions trying to convince farmers and other citizens of the benefits of genetically-modified (GM) crops. But this huge public relations effort has failed to obscure the truth: GM crops do not deliver the promised benefits; they create numerous problems, costs, and risks; and Canadian consumers and foreign customers alike do not want these crops. Read more