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


Union Farmer Newsletter: September 2016

NFU argues against Health Canada’s proposal to allow ground beef irradiation • NFU provides input to Agriculture Ministers Meeting on the next Agriculture Policy Framework • NFU Submission to the Canadian Grain Commission regarding its proposal to license producer railway car loading facilities


Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2016

Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2016 cover

Contents Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth Regional Reports Migrant Farm Workers in Canada: 50 Years Later – by Josie Baker, IPC Coordinator Energy East – What are the Risks? – by Rick Munroe La Vía Campesina Youth Participate in Brazil’s 2016


Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2016

Contents: Memories of Roy Atkinson Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth President Regional Reports Meet your elected representatives: Board member Reg Phelan Women’s Advisory Katie Ward Youth Advisory Lydia Carpenter Creating Opportunities for Alternative Production and Marketing within Supply Management GM Alfalfa – Advertised Benefit vs Economic Loss