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Farmland is for Farmers: NFU-O Presentation to Ontario Farmland Trust

(Orillia, ON) Emery Huszka, NFU-O President, presented at the Ontario Farmland Trust forum on March 30 about the impact to farmland when farmers no longer own it. “The NFU has been calling for farmland to remain in the hands of farmers since its inception. There are protections for farmland in…

NFU-O asks OMAFRA and MNR for Answers and a Plan for Rabies Cases

In a letter to Minister Leal of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs and cc’d to Minster of Natural Resources, Kathryn McGarry, the NFU-O raised concerns regarding the recent rabies cases seen in Huron and Perth County. “One infected animal is too many,” said Martin Boettcher, livestock farmer and NFU-O Board…

NFU-O is hiring a Local Food Communications Contractor

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) has received funding to implement a project entitled Building a Network of Local Food Advocates. In this project, we will reach out to influential “local food sympathizers” from a variety communities, to bring them together, and to create connections and materials that will…