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NFU-O Creates New Resources for Young Farmers in Ontario

On July 10, 2018, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on NFU-O Creates New Resources for Young Farmers in Ontario

The NFU-O has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of the immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide. “Farmland in Ontario is amongst the most expensive in Canada with a provincial average of…

2018 Election Questions – Responses Added

On May 10, 2018, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on 2018 Election Questions – Responses Added

In light of the upcoming election, we reached out to parties to ask their opinion on key agricultural issues. Party responses in the order they were received: Green Party of Ontario NDP Liberal Party Progressive Conservative Party Food sovereignty means that every Canadian citizen has the right to define and…

Webinar: Ecological Farming with ALUS

On July 11, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on Webinar: Ecological Farming with ALUS

Join us for this discussion-based webinar to learn more about how you can benefit from ALUS’s ecosystem funding and services in your community. Details: Wednesday, July 25 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST Description: ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, is a national program helping farmers and ranchers to produce cleaner air,…

Survey: How can the provincial government support farmers?

On June 26, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on Survey: How can the provincial government support farmers?

Have your say in shaping farming policy in Ontario! As the NFU-O begins meeting with newly elected MPPs, we want to hear what your priorities are as farmers and eaters in Ontario. What do you want to see from this newly elected government? What should OMAFRA’s priorities be? How can…

Milk Busting Myths and Slaying Demons

On June 15, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on Milk Busting Myths and Slaying Demons

Canada’s supply management system has come under fire recently after the US President’s visit for the G7 summit. While there are five supply managed commodities, milk has faced the most scrutiny. In both social and regular media, there is a significant amount of misinformation being dispersed. What follows is a…

A Letter to Premier Elect Ford

On June 8, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on A Letter to Premier Elect Ford

  June 8, 2018 Dear Premier Elect Ford, Congratulations on your election. As you take office, we hope you’ll keep farmers in mind. As some of the biggest economic contributors in our province, the ones who feed your family, and the stewards of the environment, farmers play an integral role…

A Letter to MPP John Vanthof

On June 8, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on A Letter to MPP John Vanthof

  June 8, 2018 Dear John Vanthof, Congratulations on your re-election and the NDP’s role as official opposition party. The NFU-O is looking forward to a better working relationship with you and your fellow MPPs across Ontario to promote an agriculture system that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and…

A Letter to MPP Mike Schreiner

On June 8, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on A Letter to MPP Mike Schreiner

  June 8, 2018 Dear Mike, Congratulations on your historic win. In my conversations with you, you have proven to be a highly qualified MPP-elect who understands farming and food. While the NFU-O is a non-partisan organization and looks forward to meeting with MPPs across Ontario, I have come to…

Op Ed: Water is a Necessary Election Issue

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In Home,Policy and Briefs,Press Release, With Comments Off on Op Ed: Water is a Necessary Election Issue

Each morning we start off our day with water: splashing it on our faces, washing our hands, or drinking a hot cup of coffee. Water is vital – it sustains our lives and allows us to grow food to feed our families and yours. At a recent all candidates meeting…

Op Ed: Beyond the Election: Protecting Farmland for the Future

On May 4, 2018, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Op Ed: Beyond the Election: Protecting Farmland for the Future

Farmland is vital to farmers and communities. It is vital to food production. It is vital to every single Ontario resident. Farmland is more than just a farmer’s field; it sustains us all by providing healthy food and clean water and should be afforded the respect it is owed. As…