Union Farmer Quarterly:

Spring 2016


  • Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee
  • Message from the President
  • Message from the Women’s President
  • Message from the NFU Youth President
  • Regional Reports
  • Meet your new Board members

Convention Panel Reports:

  • Soil Health is Key – Lessening farmers’ impact on water
  • Critical Issues for New Farmers – the challenge of accessing capital and land – NFU youth


  • Basking in Basque Food Sovereignty – by Alex Fletcher, NFU Member from Region 8
  • Sowing Seeds of Collaboration between Canadian and European Farmers – Seed, Trade and Advocacy
  • New Insurance Plan for NFU Members
  • Climate change, greenhouse gases, family farmers,and the food system – NFU research project to examine how we can make our farms, communities, soils and food systems healthier and resilient.

We Remember

  • Cathleen Kneen
  • Steven Mackinnon
  • Eleanor Marlyne Wotherspoon

Call for submissions: The Paul Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing: My Future Vision for Canada’s Farming and Food System