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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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Trade injury letter to Minister Hardeman – NFU-O & CFFO

February 21, 2020 Dear Minister Hardeman, As Ontario farmers prepare their cropping, livestock and business plans for the 2020 farming season, the obvious lessons of weather and disease challenges in 2018 and 2019 are never far from the producer’s consciousness. But the United States Trade Mitigation Program (TMP) has been just as significant. The TMP …

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Response to Bill 156 – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.

February 18, 2020 Dear Minister Hardeman, On behalf of the membership of the NFU-O, we would like offer our backing for Bill 156 – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. While the NFU-O supports the right for the public to protest, when unlawful entry onto farm property leads to safety concerns and …

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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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Trade injury letter to Minister Hardeman – NFU-O & CFFO

February 21, 2020 Dear Minister Hardeman, As Ontario farmers prepare their cropping, livestock and business plans for the 2020 farming season, the obvious lessons of weather and disease challenges in 2018 and 2019 are never far from the producer’s consciousness. But the United States Trade Mitigation Program (TMP) has been just as significant. The TMP …

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Response to Bill 156 – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.

February 18, 2020 Dear Minister Hardeman, On behalf of the membership of the NFU-O, we would like offer our backing for Bill 156 – Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. While the NFU-O supports the right for the public to protest, when unlawful entry onto farm property leads to safety concerns and …

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