Union Farmer Newsletter:

April 2020

Inside this issue …

Public consultation on Canada Grain Act planned – A public review of the Canada Grain Act  is planned from April 1 to June 1, 2020. The consultation will deal with broad areas of policy and vision, with details to be developed in 2020-21 based on stakeholder feedback.

Seed lobby sets up pilot project to test drive system to force farm saved seed payments – After farmers rejected End Point Royalties and Trailing Contracts in last year’s public consultations, the seed industry, with support of AAFC, is trying to get farmers to pay to use farm saved seed another way.

Corona Virus reveals faults in the food system — and creates opportunity for change – A microscopic pathogen has called a halt to “business as usual” around the world, and reveals how vulnerable and unjust our food system has become.