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Saving the Central Experimental Farm and enabling Hospital Renewal

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (with responsibility for Parks Canada Agency and National Historic Sites of Canada) The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage (with … Continue reading

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Submission to the 2016 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation

As an organization representing farmers across the province, both in rural and urban communities, the National Farmers Union-Ontario submits the following priorities for the 2016 Ontario Budget. The NFU-O would like to contextualize these issues within the concern of rural … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds: A European Perspective

NFU brings European Farmers to southwestern Ontario on February 26 to discuss seed laws and other farm policies The Sowing Seeds: A European Perspective tour comes to Perth County on February 26, 2016. German farmer, Claudia Schievelbein and Guy Kastler, … Continue reading

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Coloured Diesel for Food Production Not to Subsidize Road Maintenance says NFU-O

(Denfield) The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) would like to challenge the statement recently attributed to Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s new Environmental Commissioner (ECO), in which she called for an end to diesel fuel subsidies, including for farm fuel. Coloured … Continue reading

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Groups call on Ontario Energy Board to do its job, review plan to sell Hydro One

Today, the Keep Hydro Public Coalition and the National Farmers Union-Ontario called on the Ontario Energy Board to fulfill its mandate and legislative responsibility by reviewing the Liberal government’s plan to sell Hydro One. In a letter, submitted to Board … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Federal Party Leaders

Dear Party Leaders: According to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada State of the Sector, agriculture and the agri-food sector generated $108.2 billion in 2014, accounting for 6.6% of Canada’s GDP. Even with this presence and impact on the Canadian economy, … Continue reading

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Protecting our Pollinators Protects our Farms, says NFU-O

(Guelph, ON) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario (NFU-O) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Honourable Glen Murray, that Ontario will introduce new regulations to reduce the overuse of neonicotinoid insecticides in agricultural practices in … Continue reading

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Response to the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015

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Response to Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015

To download and view the NFUO’s response to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s discussion paper, click here.

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Recommendations to the Ontario Chicken Industry Consultation on Allocating Future Growth

Background The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is a strong supporter of supply management and orderly marketing, and it applauds the Chicken Farmers of Ontario for committing to public and stakeholder consultations on allocating future growth. NFU members were … Continue reading

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