Farmers lose with USA’s, Canada’s approval of Bayer acquisition of Monsanto, says NFU
On May 30, 2018 Canada’s Competition Bureau approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto with conditions, one day after the United States Justice Department announced its approval of the deal. Read more
Bayer-Monsanto consolidation – media backgrounder
The Bayer-Monsanto deal will transfer significant seed, pesticide and technology assets to BASF, making BASF a more powerful multinational corporation in seed, digital agriculture and agro-chemicals. Read more
NFU Remembers Shiv Chopra
The National Farmers Union (NFU) offers condolences to the family of Shiv Chopra, who passed away on January 7, 2018. Many will remember him as the Health Canada whistleblower who was fired from his job for speaking out against the use of growth hormones to increase milk production in dairy cattle. Read more
Time for Canadian farmers to stand up for our grain grading system!
US-based lobby groups want to change the Canada Grains Act to allow American grain access to our wheat grading system, or get rid of the grading system altogether. Both options help the multinational grain companies and harm farmers. Read more
Des regroupements d’agriculteurs exhortent le ministre de l’Agriculture à révoquer l’enregistrement des variétés de luzerne génétiquement modifiée
Un groupe d’organisations agricoles du Canada réitère leur demande conjointe à Lawrence MacAulay, ministre fédéral de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire, de révoquer l’enregistrement de toutes les variétés de luzerne génétiquement modifiée, afin qu’elles soient retirées du marché jusqu’à ce que l’on ait procédé à une évaluation complète de leur impact économique, et d’établir un protocole d’analyse qui sera appliqué à toutes importations de semences de luzerne cultivées aux États-Unis. Read more
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 Read more
Direct Marketing impacts of proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations
April 18, 2017 Richard Arsenault, Executive Director Domestic Food Safety Systems and Meat Hygiene Directorate Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1 Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9 Email: mailto:CFIA-Modernisation-ACIA@inspection.gc.ca Dear Mr. Arsenault: Re: Consultation on Safe Food for Canadians Act proposed regulations The Safe Food for Canadians regulations, as they are currently proposed per 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
NFU Submission to Health Canada Regulation of Veterinary Drugs — Antimicrobial Resistance
PDF Version <span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to provide input on the proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulation regarding Veterinary Drugs — Antimicrobial Resistance. Read more