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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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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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