Net Farm Income and Agri-Food Exports & Imports (1970-2009)
Canada’s agriculture economy has become focused on trade. Exports are nearly four times what they were in 1988 when the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement was signed. The amount of food imported into Canada has increased nearly as fast. But the realized net farm income of farmers has actually dropped during this same time period. The 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
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
Submission to the Canadian Grain Commission Consultation on Inspection and Weighing Requirements for Grain Exported to the United States
The members of the strongly advocate retention and strengthening of CGC official weighing and inspection of all grains destined for export, whether that grain is exported to the United States or any other destination, and regardless of whether the grain is shipped from primary elevators on the prairies, transfer elevators, or terminal elevators at tidewater. Read more