NFU Renews Call for #NoDAPL in Solidarity with Standing Rock
As an organization of farmers concerned with the health and integrity of the land and environment, the NFU repeats its support of the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux to defend their water, land, and treaty rights and stands in solidarity with those marching on Washington DC to bring these issues to light. Read more
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? Read more
NFU submission to PMRA on the Proposed Decision on Imidacloprid
The proposed regulatory decision would phase out over three to five years, all outdoor agricultural, ornamental, turf, and tree uses (except tree injection uses) and greenhouse uses of imidacloprid insecticide and would restrict its use to very limited applications such as flea treatment for pets and injection of trees for control of emerald-ash borer. The decision would also implement additional precautionary measures to protect human and ecosystem health during the phase-out period. We believe this proposed decision is a positive step and we fully support it. We also urge the PMRA to implement effective monitoring and enforcement to ensure compliance with the new label restrictions during the phase-out period. We urge Health Canada to work with Environment Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to promote alternative, less toxic insecticides and non-chemical agriculture techniques for the management of insect pests in general, with a focus on the crops currently using imidacloprid. We strongly encourage federal and provincial governments to assist farmers in adopting such products and methods in order to reduce the quantity of toxic agricultural chemicals being applied to our farmland. Read more
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 Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2016-17
The Climate Crisis — A defining issue for the next 50 years? • Balancing Power in the Public Interest and Understanding the Science • Reflections on the NFU's 47th Annual Convention from Bursary Recipients • Gene Drives Threaten Biodiversity: Report from the Convention on Biological Diversity • Islanders and the Land and Migrant Dreams • National Farmers Foundation Report to the NFU National Convention • Resolutions passed at the NFU’s 47th Annual Convention • We Remember ... Marie Hendricken (1935 – 2016) Read more
NFU letter to National Energy Board, Sept 7, 2016
This submission is in reply to the National Energy Board's invitation for written responses to the requests made by the two Quebec organizations (SE and AQLPA, Aug. 11/16) and the notice of motion made by TIK (Aug. 22/16). This submission is made on behalf of the National Farmers Union (NFU). Read more
Letter: Re: Next Ag Policy Framework
The next FPT agriculture policy framework will be an important tool for shaping the future of farming in Canada. The NFU advocates for maintaining the family farm as the primary food producing unit in Canada. Read more
Federal Budget – The NFU’s Recommendations
The Federal Budget will be tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016. () presented its recommendations to the House of Commons Finance Committee during its pre-budget consultation process. The is calling for the budget to: Rebuild agriculture institutions through return to prior funding levels (at least) and by renewing their commitment to the public interest. Read more
Letter to PM about meeting Paris Agreement commitments
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Dear Prime Minister: RE: Meeting Canada’s Paris Agreement commitments in tackling climate change and transitioning to a low carbon economy () supports Canada’s commitment to undertake action to keep global temperatures from rising more than Read more
NFU comments on Special Review of atrazine
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