Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2017
Revisiting NAFTA • Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity: Farmer-led Research in Ontario • Introductions to Two Regional Representatives: Dixie Green, Christopher Sanford Beck • Introduction to the new IPC Coordinator: Carla Fehr • Deepening Our Understanding of Policy Issues - Inspiring Conversations in Our Communities • Time to get Out from Under • Prison Farm Advisory Panel Named • Farming in a Changing Climate • We Remember Marion Fletcher • NFU Convention Bursary Program • The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing - 2017 contest details Read more
Union Farmer Newsletter: June 2017
NAFTA renegotiation provides opening for renewed US attack on Canadian wheat grading framework • What do NFU members want to see in Canada’s first National Food Policy? • Frequently Asked Questions about the Wheat Class System • NFU Submission to CGC Consultation on proposed Eastern Wheat Class • NFU Vice President presents on Climate Change at Senate Committee • Census of Agriculture 2016 • What does NAFTA actually say about Supply Management? Read more
Urgent Action Alert: Comments on proposed food safety regulations
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has proposed a major change to food safety regulations. If these regulations are adopted they will increase farmers’ costs, increase the cost of food, make it much harder for small fresh fruit and vegetable farmers to survive and would severely damage, if not destroy, the organic sector. Please read Read more
NFU Submission to Trade Committee on Bill C-30, CETA Implementation Act
The NFU urges the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade Committee to recommend that Members of Parliament vote against Bill C-30 for the following reasons. Read more
UNF Présentation – Consultation publique sur l’accord du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP)
Présentation au comité du commerce international de la Chambre des communes. Consultation publique sur l’accord du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP). Read more
CBC news story a slap in the face of hard working Canadian dairy farmers
On Thursday’s CBC Vancouver noon news program, the business reporter made the odd announcement that dairy farmers in Canada are the second most uncompetitive in the world. Read more
NFU commends Wallonia for standing firm in opposition to CETA
Today, Canada’s Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland conceded defeat in her efforts to convince the Belgian province of Wallonia drop its opposition to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Read more
Open letter to the People of Wallonia and their Representatives in the Walloon Parliament
As farmers organized in the National Farmers Union in Canada, we are encouraged to see that your elected assembly has taken a strong stance against the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA). Read more
After French MP and CETA critic denied entry, NFU asks “Is freedom of speech the victim of free trade?”
On October 11, 2016, French farmer José Bové, who is a Member of the European Parliament and an outspoken critic of the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), was denied entry into Canada at the Montreal airport. Read more
NFU (PEI) Presentation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
, Region 1, District 1 (Prince Edward Island) Presentation to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee Public Consultation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Charlottetown Download PDF version Transcript of Presentation () opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and recommends it not be ratified by Canada. Our comments will focus Read more