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
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
NFU Submission to CGC re Licensing Producer Railway Car Loading Facilities
PDF Version <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNFU Submission to the </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanCanadian Grain Commission </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanregarding proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanAugust 31, 2016</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanCanadian Grain Commission is seeking input on </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanwhat licensing requirements should be applicable to agents, <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanproducer railway car loading facilities</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span or feed mills, how its regulatory proposal would affect the interests of our members, and whether Read more
NFU Submission on Ground Beef Irradiation
PDF Version August 15, 2016 Bruno RodrigueDirector, Office of Legislative and Regulatory ModernizationHealth Products and Food Branch, Department of HealthPostal Locator: 3105A, Holland CrossTower B, 5th Floor, 1600 Scott StreetOttawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 email: LRM_MLR_consultations@hc-sc.gc.ca<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&nbsp Read more
NFU comments on Special Review of atrazine
<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"</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"</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"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPDF VersionFebruary 12, 2016<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNational Farmers Union comments on the <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSpecial Review of atrazine: Proposed Decision for Consultation. Re-evaluation Note REV2015-11</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Read more
Bill 6 a step forward for Alberta farms, says NFU
The Alberta government recently introduced Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, which, if passed, will require farms with one or more paid employees to carry Workers Compensation insurance. The National Farmers Union supports Bill 6, which is currently being debated in the Alberta Legislature. Read more
Protecting our Pollinators Protects our Farms, says NFU-O
(June 9, 2015, Guelph, ON) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario (NFU-O) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Honourable Glen Murray, that Ontario will introduce new regulations to reduce the overuse of neonicotinoid insecticides in agricultural practices in this province, effective July 1, 2015. “Bees and other insects are being exposed to neonicotinoids, not just during the planting of treated seeds, but for the whole growing season, because the insecticide is taken up by the plant and is found in pollen, nectar and guttation droplets, as well as in soils and water bodies,” notes Nathan Carey, farmer and NFU-O member. Read more
NFU warns of Bill C-48’s effect on feed mill licensing, low-protein wheat class proposals
(May 7, 2015) - Bill C-48, <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanAn Act to amend the Canada Grain Act</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span, introduced on December 9, 2014, would make significant changes to how the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) operates, change the CGC’s mandate and eliminate the CGC’s duty to report to Parliament annually. Read more
Submission to CGC on Licensing of Feed Mills
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanDownload PDF Version <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span"The Canadian Grain Commission is seeking input from feedmills, grain producers, current licensees, and other industry stakeholders on a proposal to license feed mills and to assist in the development of licensing requirements for feed mills. Read more