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

UFQ FALL 2017 cover

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


Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2016-17

Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2016-17 cover

The Climate Crisis — A defining issue for the next 50 years? • Balancing Power in the Public Interest and Understanding the Science • Reflections on the NFU’s 47th Annual Convention from Bursary Recipients • Gene Drives Threaten Biodiversity: Report from the Convention on Biological Diversity • Islanders and the Land and Migrant Dreams • National Farmers Foundation Report to the NFU National Convention • Resolutions passed at the NFU’s 47th Annual Convention • We Remember … Marie Hendricken (1935 – 2016)


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