National Farmers Union/NFU-O Local 316
TO: NFU Members
"Canadians have until December 12 to comment to Health Canada on the neonicotinoid and pollinator health issue. Health Canada itself has stated "current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are not sustainable."
Sunday, January 19, 2014
(Guelph, ON): On October 16, Justice Beaudoin released his decision on the judicial review of the Appeal Tribunal’s denial of accreditation for the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) for part of 2012 and all of 2013.
Wed, 11/27/2013 (All day) - Sat, 11/30/2013 (All day)
July 25, 2013. Ottawa – Two farmers have formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold in the province. Today, they launched an application under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, the first ever request relating to the issue of GM crops.
It is not too late to pay your membership! The membership fees we receive are a valued investment in the important work NFU-O farm families do on behalf of all farmers. The NFU-O is working to make a significant contribution towards creating a viable, responsible, and stable future for farmers in Ontario and beyond.
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By Stuart Oke
It has been a quicker transition then one might think: suburban-raised kid to organic farmer in 5 years flat. The image of me manhandling the walk-behind rototiller, my sound dampening headphones on with my earphones tucked underneath, symbolizes that change. I plunge myself into a reality-muted Led Zeppelin concert with Robert Plant singing me praises for my crop rotation and ecologically-minded farming practises…