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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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NFU-O Calls on Farmers to Take Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2019 National Farmers Union – Ontario Calls on Farmers to Take Climate Action In 2015, National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) board member Ayla Fenton would be found daily hand-watering and irrigating her crops. They had no rainfall from May until August.  It was the most extreme drought her land …

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NFU-O response to Ontario animal welfare consultation

Communications Branch Ministry of the Solicitor General 25 Grosvenor St, 10th floor Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6 The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is pleased to offer input as Ontario prepares to draft new animal welfare legislation. Our members are farmers across the province, many of whom own and work with agricultural animals. We are …

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NFU- O’s Response to Bill 66

January 16, 2019 RE: 013-4293 Bill 66: Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018; 013-4125 Proposed open-for-business planning tool; 013-4239 New Regulation under the Planning Act for open-for-business planning tool While the National Farmers Union-Ontario appreciates the government’s desire to cut excessive regulations, farmland and source water protection are not red tape, and we strongly oppose several …

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Support the NFU this holiday season!

If you’re looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life, consider supporting the NFU-O by buying them an NFU-O associate membership, or donating to the National Farmers Foundation on their behalf. Here are some reasons why these gifts are amazing: Associate Memberships are for non-farmers who believe in the principles of food …

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