Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2021

In this Issue of Quarterly: A Message from Editorial Advisory Committee, Ann Slater A Message from NFU President, Katie Ward Un Message de l’UNF présidente A Message from NFU Women’s President, Bess Vanzandwyk Un Message de l’UNF présidente des femmes A Message from NFU Youth Vice President, Jessie MacInnis Un message de l’UNF vice-président des


Union Farmer Newsletter: September – October 2021

In this issue: Precision, power and precaution: gene editing How – or whether – Canada regulates gene editing has far-reaching implications Proposed MRL increase for glyphosate leads to pause, planned consultations   Precision, power and precaution: gene editing By Cathy Holtslander, NFU Director of Research and Policy Technologies are not simply tool sets, but are


Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2021

In this Issue of Quarterly: A Message from Editorial Advisory Committee, Ann Slater A Message from NFU President, Katie Ward Un Message de l’UNF présidente A Message from NFU Women’s President, Bess Legault Un Message de l’UNF présidente des femmes A Message from NFU Youth President, Stuart Oke Un Message de l’UNF président de la


NFU-O releases new report: “Reframing the Farm Labour Crisis in Ontario”

Executive Summary Growing concerns over a “farm labour crisis” or “farm labour shortage” have not taken into account the unique labour conditions on small and mid-sized farms. There is a need to reframe the discussion on the farm labour crisis to better understand how labour shortages are felt and understood within smaller operations compared with


Union Farmer Newsletter: June – July 2021

In this issue NFU Priorities for the Next Policy Framework NFU comments to Health Canada on regulating gene-edited products – By Cathy Holtslander Maintaining public trust in food system requires public regulation – By Lucy Sharratt Greyhound’s exit paves the way for a national public transit system, says NFU Should Canada trade away Supply Management?


Union Farmer Newsletter: April 2021

In this issue … Seed For Food System Resilience: Private versus Public Interest – by Cathy Holtslander Canada’s seed variety system is in US trade crosshairs – by Cathy Holtslander US farm groups and unions ask Biden to end CUSMA attack on Canada’s supply management systems – by Cathy Holtslander Vegetable Seed Snapshot   Seed For


Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2021

In this Issue of Quarterly: A Message from Editorial Advisory Committee, Ann Slater A Message from NFU President, Katie Ward Un Message de l’UNF présidente A Message from NFU Women’s President, Bess Legault Un Message de l’UNF présidente des femmes A Message from NFU Youth Vice-President, Jessie MacInnis Un Message de l’UNF vice-président des jeunesse


Imagine If: A Vision of a Near-Zero-Emission Farm and Food System for Canada

On March 18th, the National Farmers Union (NFU) released a new report: Imagine If… A Vision of a Near-Zero-Emission Farm and Food System for Canada.  The report takes a 2030 viewpoint and invites readers to imagine a wide range of positive policies and on-farm measures implemented in the 2020s to reduce food-system emissions and increase


Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2021

In this Issue of Quarterly: A Message from NFU Policy Vice-President, Julia Smith A Message from NFU President, Katie Ward Un Message de l’UNF présidente A Message from NFU Women’s President, Bess Legault Un Message de l’UNF présidente des femmes A Message from NFU Youth President, Stuart Oke Un Message de l’UNF président de la


Union Farmer Newsletter: February 2021

In this issue … Save our Seed! Do the CFIA seed survey today! Farmland concentration a growing problem in Canada, warns report – by Lois Ross Ranchers, First Nations unite against Rocky Mountain coal mining – by Steve Edgerton   Save our Seed! Do the CFIA seed survey today By Cathy Holtslander, NFU Director of


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