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Comments on ERO 019-1679 & ERO 019-1680

ERO 019-1679 Proposed Land Needs Assessment Methodology for A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  ERO 019-01680 Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  Introduction The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is an accredited farm organization representing thousands of sustainable family farmers …

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NFU-O Statement on the Deaths of Two Migrant Farm Workers

In the past week, Mexican migrant farm workers Bonifacio Eugenio Romero and Rogelio Muñoz Santosa have died of COVID-19 in Southwestern Ontario.  They lost their lives to feed us and to provide for their families back home. The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is devastated by their tragic deaths. We extend our deepest condolences …

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Local Food Requires Local Abattoirs says NFU-O

The need for more regional meat processing capacity in Ontario has never been so evident. The closure of two of Canada’s largest beef processors due to an outbreak of COVID -19 infections amongst employees has made that clear. While the employees from those plants isolate themselves and try to recover, farmers who sell their cattle …

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Request for Assistance to Farmers Markets to Meet COVID-19 Measures

To:       OMAFRA: minister.omafra@ontario.ca Public Health Ontario: communications@oahpp.ca The National Farmers Union (NFU) would like to thank Public Health Ontario and all of the Public Health Units across the province for their tireless work to keep Ontarians healthy. It has been a Herculean task and we are grateful for the clarity and focus that you …

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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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