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

On March 30, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on 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

On March 29, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on 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

On March 27, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on 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…

NFU-O Calls for More Funding at International Joint Commission on Great Lakes

On March 24, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on NFU-O Calls for More Funding at International Joint Commission on Great Lakes

(Sarnia) On Wednesday, March 22, Don Ciparis and Emery Huszka of the National Farmers Union-Ontario brought agricultural concerns to the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes meeting in Sarnia. They noted that farmers are willing and ready to make improvements to their farm operations. For example, some farmers are…

NFU Ontario Farm Succession Day

On March 16, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on NFU Ontario Farm Succession Day

RSVP by March 23rd (tickets also available at the door, lunch limited) For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Call/text Martin Boettcher – 519-292-6085 or email martyboettcher1@gmail.com or National Farmers Union – Ontario – 1-888-832-9638 or email office@nfuontario.ca Doors open at 8:45am – workshop starts at 9:15am Agenda 9:15…

Emery Huszka Acclaimed National Farmers Union – Ontario President/NFU Region 3 Coordinator

On March 10, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Emery Huszka Acclaimed National Farmers Union – Ontario President/NFU Region 3 Coordinator

Photo by Connie Tabbert 2017-2018 NFU-O Council members: Top row: Ayla Fenton, National Board member; Steve Laing, Marcelle Paulin, Paul Dejong, Councillors-at-large; Bottom row: Tony Straathof, National Board member, Emery Huszka, NFU-O President and National Board member; Martin Boettcher, Youth Advisor; Not pictured: Dodie Ellenbogen, Women’s Advisor Emery Huszka of…

2015-2016 Audited financials

On March 9, 2017, Posted by , In Financials, With Comments Off on 2015-2016 Audited financials

Op Ed: To Farm or Not to Farm – What will farming look like in 2050?

On January 26, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on Op Ed: To Farm or Not to Farm – What will farming look like in 2050?

by Emery Huszka, NFU-O President The year 2050 will be here before we know it! What will Ontario farms look like? Who will be farming them? What food choices will we have as eaters? Farm taxes values have skyrocketed, in part from MPAC assessments incorporating speculator driven equity investment. As…

The NFU-O gets the job done

On January 18, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on The NFU-O gets the job done

The NFU-O is a strong and growing organization of family farmers; together we build successful, sustainable farms and vibrant rural communities. Our members develop farmer-friendly policy through our grassroots, democratic approach, and we advocate boldly for that policy at all levels of government: locally, provincially, and nationally. Take a look…

The NFU-O represents farming sector during a meeting of the Senate

On January 17, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on The NFU-O represents farming sector during a meeting of the Senate

On Thursday, December 8 2016, Emery Huszka – NFU-O President and Region 3 Coordinator – spoke at a meeting of the Senate. The meeting was to discuss the study on the acquisition of farmland in Canada and its potential impact on the farming sector.    To watch the meeting online,…