Policy and Briefs

Submission re. Amendments to Regulation 244/97 and Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act.

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is an accredited farm organization representing thousands of farmers in Ontario and has advocated for farm families across Ontario and Canada since 1969. Members work together to achieve agricultural policies that ensure dignity and income security for farm families while protecting and enhancing the sustainability and health of …

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Trade injury letter to Minister Hardeman – NFU-O & CFFO

February 21, 2020 Dear Minister Hardeman, As Ontario farmers prepare their cropping, livestock and business plans for the 2020 farming season, the obvious lessons of weather and disease challenges in 2018 and 2019 are never far from the producer’s consciousness. But the United States Trade Mitigation Program (TMP) has been just as significant. The TMP …

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Response to Bill 156 – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.

February 18, 2020 Dear Minister Hardeman, On behalf of the membership of the NFU-O, we would like offer our backing for Bill 156 – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. While the NFU-O supports the right for the public to protest, when unlawful entry onto farm property leads to safety concerns and …

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Bill 136, An Act to enact the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act

To the Honourable Sylvia Jones, The National Farmers Union – Ontario gratefully received a copy of the first draft of Bill 136, An Act to enact the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act. As an accredited farm organization representing farmers across the province, many of whom own and work with livestock, and all of whom are …

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Submission Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

The National Farmers Union – Ontario is an accredited general farm organization. We believe that agriculture should be economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Our organization works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain family farms as the primary food producers in Ontario and across Canada. As a long-time stakeholder who represents …

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