Join Advancing Agriculture and advocate on issues impacting agriculture.
The agriculture sector is key to economic recovery and as a member-owned co-operative, UFA advocates on behalf of its membership, carrying the voice of the farmers and ranchers it serves to the decision-making table and ensuring that the industry remains strong for the future.
UFA is involved with many organizations committed to protecting and championing agriculture. One such organization is CropLife Canada where UFA’s President and CEO, Scott Bolton, sits on its Board of Directors.
Together with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, the Canola Council of Canada and Grain Growers of Canada, CropLife Canada has launched the Advancing Agriculture digital advocacy project. This collective voice of representatives from Canada’s ag community has come together to advocate on issues impacting our sector. Together with CropLife, we encourage you to join Advancing Agriculture by signing up and following along on Twitter and Facebook.
Right now, you can have your voice heard as it’s related to pesticide regulation.
The Government of Canada is currently consulting on its approach to pesticide regulation. Pesticides are critical tools farmers use to help grow safe, sustainable, and abundant food for Canada and the world, which is more important than it has ever been.
On March 22, 2022, the Government of Canada opened a 60-day public consultation on changes to the Pest Control Products Act. The deadline has now been extended to June 30, 2022. Changes to the system could impact Canada’s access to pest control products for generations to come by jeopardizing its science-based foundation.
Send a letter to the government letting them know science-based regulation is key to helping Canadian agriculture be more productive, sustainable and remain competitive globally.
It’s quick and easy and takes just a few clicks. Every letter counts. Help make agriculture’s voice heard.
Please encourage those in your network to write a letter, and post a link to this important letter-writing campaign on your social media platforms. Together, we can make sure Canadian agriculture remains competitive and a world leader in innovation and sustainability.