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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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Submission to the Provincial Policy Statement Review

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 enhancing rural environments for …

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Farming as Collateral Damage in the Age of Trade Wars

Current trade tensions between China and the United States continue unabated while the trading world watches anxiously. The US. will pay its farmers $16 billion USD for the hurt of the trade war with China this year. This adds to the $12 billion USD that they received last year for lower farm prices and lost …

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Submission re Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture Meeting

July 5 2019 Item Concerns Canada’s Food policy Focus on developing domestic markets and localized distribution systems with direct, fair, and transparent distribution chains; Provide incentives and support for land stewardship practices which build soil carbon and on-farm biodiversity that maintain the land’s productivity for the long term; Curtail farmland transfer to investment companies and/or …

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