NFU Newsletter

Current and past issues of the Union Farmer Newsletter.

2020

Union Farmers Newsletter: July 2020
Union Farmers Newsletter: July 2020

Inside this issue … Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Agriculture and Food System: A sustainable and just food system for Canada as proposed by the National Farmers Union to mitigate and prevent multiple cascading crises and provide the foundation of a good life. 2019 Farm Revenue and Expense Data: Farm income not as “high” as first appears,


Union Farmer Newsletter: April 2020
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


2019

Union Farmer Newsletter: October – November 2019
Union Farmer Newsletter: October – November 2019

Inside this issue … Seed Synergy update: Seed industry groups are preparing to consolidate power in one big organization —  Five of the six Seed Synergy groups are trying to merge into one big group as part of their push to get control of Canada’s seed regulatory system. GM Herbicide-Tolerant Crop Concerns — Bayer is


Union Farmer Newsletter: July – August 2019
Union Farmer Newsletter: July – August 2019

Inside this issue … Realized Net Farm Income nose-dives — Taken altogether, Canadian farmers’ total take-home pay dropped by nearly half in just one year. Save Our Seed Campaign — Petition update New Animal Welfare Legislation planned for Ontario — In June 2019, the NFU-O submitted the following input to the public consultation towards a


Union Farmer Newsletter: April – May 2019
Union Farmer Newsletter: April – May 2019

Inside this issue … Seed Royalties are only part of the story: Why multinational seed companies want to put restrictions on farm saved seed – An economic analysis done by JRG Consulting and SJT Solutions for the Seed Synergy group in 2018i clearly shows the corporate seed industry is not just looking for increased revenues


Union Farmer Newsletter: January – February 2019
Union Farmer Newsletter: January – February 2019

Farm Saved Seed Royalties: What you need to know – The corporate seed industry is lobbying the federal government to bring in new regulations under Canada’s Plant Breeders Rights Act to set up a system that would force farmers who plant newer varieties to pay a royalty every year even when planting farm saved seed. This


2018

Union Farmer Newsletter: September-October 2018
Union Farmer Newsletter: September-October 2018

Canadians push for Food Sovereignty in National Food Policy Consultation • Agroecology – A concise visual comparison of food and agriculture systems based on industrial logic versus agroecological principles • Health Canada proposes 5-year phase out of neonicotinoids


Union Farmer Newsletter – July 2018
Union Farmer Newsletter – July 2018

NFU calls for better regulation, disclosure of test plot locations and end to open air GM crop testing following Alberta wheat contamination incident • Cereals Canada’s Irresponsible GM Wheat Policy • Who (or what) does Cereals Canada represent? • Agroecology, Livestock and Global Warming: how our institutions make a difference


NFU Newsletter: April 2018
NFU Newsletter: April 2018

Seed Synergy or Seed Sovereignty?, Global agribusiness consolidation, Reconciliation must include rural communities (Max Fineday), An NFU innovation to improve grain handling and transportation for farmers (Terry Boehm), Are Influence Elites setting Canada’s Agriculture Agenda?, and a new award-winning Canadian documentary on GM food.


Union Farmer Newsletter: January 2018
Union Farmer Newsletter: January 2018

OP Ed: Looking a Gift Card in the Mouth: What Loblaws’ price-fixing is signaling about the future for Canadian farmers Op Ed: Renegades Rewarded at Public Expense in Site C Dam Decision Op Ed: OmniTRAX not solely to blame for derailing Port of Churchill More ways to be involved with the !