The National Farmers Union is organized regionally. Each Region holds an annual convention where regional officers are elected and resolutions brought forward by members of the region are debated. Resolutions that are passed at the regional level are then debated and voted on at the annual National Convention. One board member from each region serves as the Regional Coordinator. Region 3 comprises the province of Ontario. The National Farmers Union in Ontario is an accredited general farm organization under the Farm Business Registration Act. Visit the NFU Ontario website for more about Ontario Local and Regional activities.
The NFU/NFU-O is supportive of any government measures that: a) increase existing protections of agricultural and natural heritage lands; b) thwart construction on any land removed from the Greenbelt; and/or c) expand safeguards to any unprotected farmland or ecologically-sensitive areas in danger of development. We are optimistic that Minister Guilbeault’s study will encompass adjacent land currently held by Transport Canada and ideally suited to be included within Rouge National Urban Park. We commend Minister Guilbeault and the ECCC for proactively initiating a study that will bolster the already substantive evidence that any development within the sensitive Rouge River corridor will only accelerate surface runoff, water and soil pollution, and biodiversity loss. Protecting our remaining natural heritage and agricultural lands is vital to sustaining life for future generations.
On January 10, 2022 the NFU’s National President and NFU Ontario President sent the following letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling on the federal government to transfer ownership of
January 22, 2021 To: Beef Farmers of Ontario via email: email@example.com When the Beef Farmers of Ontario recently passed their policy calling for more diversity, equity, and inclusion in agriculture,