NFU submission re GM Low Lignin Alfalfa
July 17, 2013<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanRE: Notice of Submission for Approval of Novel Food and Livestock Feed Use and Unconfined Environmental Release in Canada of a Plant Genetically Modified for Reduced Lignin from Monsanto Canada Inc. and Forage Genetics International LLC</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</em<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"</spanPDF Version</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Read more
NFU Comments on Regulations Amending the Seeds Regulations
The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposal by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to amend the Seeds Regulations. Specifically, the CFIA seeks to allow variety registrants to cancel the registration of seed varieties on request, to move all forage crop kinds from Part I to Part III of Schedule III and to move soybeans from Part I to Part III of Schedule III.The NFU strongly opposes the proposal and urges the CFIA to retain the seed regulations that currently exist. Read more
Submission to ERCB on Fracking Regulation
The National Farmers Union has submitted feedback to the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Consultation on its Proposed Regulatory Approach for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. Read more
Business Risk Management Programs under Growing Forward 2
This NFU Brief outlines our analysis of the suite of Business Risk Management programs, also known as agriculture safety net programs, being negotiated under the Growing Forward 2 federal-provincial policy framework, and makes recommendations to make these programs work better for family farmers. Read more
NFU Comments regarding Health Canada’s proposal to permit the use of a GM-derived enzyme, Asparaginase, as a food additive
() welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposal by Health Canada to amend the Food and Drug Regulations. Specifically, Health Canada seeks to permit the use of Asparaginase in the manufacture of certain wheat dough-based food products such as bread, crackers and cookies; and also cut potato products including French fries, sliced potato products Read more
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 to the House of Commons Subcommittee on Food Safety
Family farmers are committed to a food system that provides safe and healthy food to people in this country and abroad. Food production is more than a business to us. As stewards of the land and water, we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that the food we produce nourishes this and future generations. Read more