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Submission to Pest Management Regulatory Agency Consultation on Glyphosate, Proposed Maximum Residue Limit (PMRL2021-10)

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is pleased to provide our comments on the proposed changes to Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) of glyphosate for certain crops. The 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 …

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NFU-O announces new report: “Reframing the Farm Labour Crisis in Ontario”

In April 2020, the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) embarked on a farm labour project to study agricultural labour issues on small and mid-sized farms. The mixed method study included a survey of 772 farm operators and workers, stakeholder consultations, informal interviews, online group discussions, and a literature review. In response to farmers’ input, …

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Welcome Letter to New Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Thompson

Dear Minister Thompson, On behalf of the members of the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O), I would like to extend my congratulations on your appointment as the new Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Your familiarity with rural Ontario life and its relationship with the agricultural industry has proven that you are well-grounded …

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Follow-up Letter to Minister Clark Regarding Growing the Greenbelt Discussion

Dear Minister Clark, On behalf of the members of the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O), I would like to thank you for consulting with farm organizations on June 29th to help inform the Ministry’s strategy for Growing the Greenbelt. We would like to take this opportunity to follow up on the core areas of …

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Response to Regulatory proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act (ERO 019-2986)

Dear Ms. Mikel, 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 …

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