NFU Newsletter

Current and past issues of the Union Farmer Newsletter.

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 !


2017

Union Farmer Newsletter: October 2017
Union Farmer Newsletter: October 2017

Our National Food Policy Includes Farmers! • What impact has Free Trade had on Canadian farmers? (tear-out fact sheet) • Private Corporation Tax Reform — Implications for Canada’s family farms • Bill C‐49 Will Amend Canada’s Transportation Laws


Union Farmer Newsletter: September 2017
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 Newsletter: June 2017
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 Newsletter: May 2017
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
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
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