Press Release

2020 Year in Review

2020 started off strong for the  NFU-O, and in partnership with the  Ontario Farmland Trust, we were  able to offer five “Land Linking”  workshops across the province,  bringing together aspiring farmers  and land holders to make connections  and to have conversations about  succession planning and the future of  farming in Ontario. All five  workshops were …

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Open Letter Regarding Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act

Dear Honourable Premier and Ministers, The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is an accredited farm organization representing thousands of sustainable family 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 …

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Settlement reached in freedom-of-information request

Ontario’s three general farm organizations the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) and the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) are very pleased to share with their membership that a settlement has been reached with respect to the Freedom of Information (FOI) request for a list of names of all Farm Business Registrants. The …

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NFU-O Shares Results of Abattoir Survey with Minister Hardeman

On November 4, the NFU-O Livestock Committee, comprised of Board, staff, and members, met with Minister Hardeman to share the results of a survey of provincially-licensed abattoirs regarding their ability to increase processing capacity. “Provincially-licensed abattoirs are key to the prosperity of small farmers and create affluence in rural communities. They are a key component …

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Conservation Authorities Letter to Premier

Dear Premier Ford, We, the 112 undersigned organizations, call on the Government of Ontario to retain the current mandate of the province’s 36 Conservation Authorities in protecting, restoring and managing the watersheds where 95 percent of Ontarians reside. Their functions and responsibilities with respect to land use planning and permitting, monitoring, stewardship and education must …

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