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Local 330 Renfrew Newsletter

As a grassroots organization working on behalf of all family farms I wish to report that the Renfrew County NFU is working on many issues affecting family farms throughout the county. Agricultural Concerns Outlined to Premier Kathleen Wynne (Minister of Agriculture): Recently the Premier of Ontario made a short visit to two area farms in …

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Local 330 Ten Years After the Mad Cow Outbreak – Press Release

Renfrew County Local National Farmers Union – Ontario NEWS RELEASE                                                                                    May 18, 2013 TEN YEARS AFTER THE MAD COW OUTBREAK  Westmeath, ON:  Tony Straathof, President of the Renfrew County National Farmers Union reports May 20th, 2013, was the 10th anniversary of Canada’s first case of BSE (mad cow).  Sadly, the BSE crisis …

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Local 330 Do We Need GM Alfalfa? – Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Traditional alfalfa, popularly known as Queen of the Forages, is, and has been, an extremely important and widely grown successful crop in the livestock communities of Renfrew County and across Canada. Farmers in Renfrew County and across Canada over the years have had the privilege of choosing from some 200 varieties of traditional …

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