NFU Brief to Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) on Crop Insurance in Alberta
While the need for some form of crop insurance had been apparent since agricultural settlement began in western Canada, it was not until 1939 that the Prairie Farm Assistance Act was passed in the House of Commons. The Act, introduced by Hon. J.G. Gardiner, acknowledged the federal government‟s partial responsibility for opening up areas of Read more
NFU presentation to Canadian Grain Commission on maximum shrinkage deductions at licensed process and transfer elevators
welcomes this opportunity to present its views on the issue of shrinkage deductions on grain. The represents thousands of grain farmers in the prairie region who have a direct interest in the regulatory framework under which the Canadian Grain Commission operates. The has put forward the views of its members on numerous occasions over the Read more
NFU Presentation on standards of fusarium blight toxin levels in wheat
As far back as 2003, the has been calling for action on the issue of increasing incidence of fusarium—see attached letter. We are pleased that the Standing Committee on Agriculture is now conducting hearings concerning fusarium, but we do wish that more attention had been paid to the issue when we were raising it 6 Read more
NFU presentation on Supply-Management to Parliamentary Committee on International Trade
The strongly contends that trade should be used to enhance economies, not to replace economies. Read more
Government Ignores Concerns with Variety Registration Change and Plows Ahead Anyway
The federal government has changed the variety registration system regulations in spite of widespread opposition and concerns. The variety registration system is a system where new plant varieties are independently tested and judged on their performance and merit by recommending committees before they can be grown as commercial crops in Canada. Read more
NFU presentation on competitiveness and competition to Commons Agriculture Committee
The solution to the farm income crisis is simple: Canadian federal and provincial legislation, policies, and regulations must cease strengthening the most powerful and profitable in the system and instead rebalance the strength and profitability of farmers relative to these agribusiness giants. We must curb, not fortify, the capacities of the dominant global transnationals to Read more
NFU Response to the Saskatchewan Uranium Development Partnership Report
has a long-standing policy of opposition to the expansion of uranium mining and nuclear power, as well as opposition to nuclear weapons. This policy was reinforced at the most recent national convention, held in November, 2008, in Saskatoon. Read more
NFU Submission to the House of Commons Environment Committee on the Tar Sands and the impact on water resources
While primary food production remains the heartbeat of rural Alberta, the economic and environmental health of rural communities is increasingly threatened by relentless exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. Read more
NFU letter regarding National Farmed Animal Health Strategy
The Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) states in its 2007-2008 annual report that: “75% of emerging human diseases are zoonotic in origin” and acknowledges that the implications of “animal health” cannot be confined strictly to animal agriculture. Read more
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women: The effects and consequences of the current Employment Insurance (EI) programs on women in Canada
() welcomes this opportunity to present our views and recommendations regarding the Employment Insurance Program‟s effects and consequences on women to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Read more