Press releases

2011

Aug 22, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) offers its deepest condolences to the family of NDP leader Jack Layton, following his passing this morning. Mr. Layton will be remembered as a tireless leader, who never strayed from his fight for social justice for each and every Canadian...
Aug 9, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is very impressed by the standing room only crowd that attended the public meeting held by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) in Regina last night. “There was clearly a feeling among farmers that we can do something about what the federal...
Aug 9, 2011 File(s) attached
   Write to your Member of Parliament and your MLA expressing your support for the CWB (email or fax a copy to the NFU office)  Write, email or phone your CWB Director with a message of support or with any questions you might have  Make CWB a provincial election issue if your...
Aug 9, 2011 File(s) attached
This column was written by the late Paul Beingessner in 2008. The relationship between the CWB’s single desk authority and the survival of producer car option and the short line railways are not necessarily well understood by everyone. Now that farmers are in a position to vote on the single...
Aug 3, 2011 File(s) attached
Op Ed by Terry Boehm The Canadian Wheat Board at its most basic level is Western Canadian wheat and barley farmers’ marketing agency. Farmers pay for its operations and direct it through a majority of farmer elected directors (ten are elected and five are appointed by the government). There...
Aug 3, 2011
By Cathy Holtslander Director of Research and Policy, National Farmers Union By now prairie wheat and barley producers should have their ballots for the Canadian Wheat Board plebiscite which asks whether they want to keep the single desk marketing system for their crops. It is a good time to hear...
Jul 26, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate...
Jul 26, 2011 File(s) attached Video
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Saskatoon, Sask. – The NFU is calling on Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to quit hiding  behind closed doors as his government steamrolls legislation through Parliament to kill  the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).  Yesterday, several farmers...
Jul 12, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate...
Jun 30, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its support for the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) upcoming plebiscite among Western Canada’s wheat and barley farmers on the future of its single desk. “The NFU strongly encourages all wheat and barley farmers...
Jun 24, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to provide assistance for cattle farmers who have suffered severe economic losses as a result of flooding. A total of 10 million acres went unseeded in Manitoba and Saskatchewan last year, and current...
Jun 24, 2011 File(s) attached
24 June 2011 Mr. Deepak Chopra President and CEO Canada Post Corporation Email: deepak.chopra@canadapost.postescanada.ca Dear Mr. Chopra On behalf of The National Farmers Union (NFU), I would like to encourage you to return to the bargaining table with CUPW. The NFU is the only voluntary, direct-...
Jun 17, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Terry Boehm will be conducting a speaking tour of Southern Ontario in late June, to draw attention to the dangers posed by the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between Canada and the European...
Jun 15, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its support for the Manitoba Government’s campaign against the federal government’s plan to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. On Monday morning, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger launched...
Jun 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to address the flooding crisis affecting many farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Seeding in Southwestern Manitoba is only 30 percent complete and as low as 5 percent in some areas, due to heavy rainfall and...
May 19, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the Harper Conservative government to adhere to its promise to let farmers decide the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). During the election campaign, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said that it was up to farmers to...
May 19, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union is calling on the Harper Conservative government to be honest about the Canadian Wheat Board. On Wednesday returning Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated that the Conservative Government intends to remove the CWB’s single desk through...
May 12, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner to correct recent comments she made about the CWB’s single desk selling advantage. On Wednesday May 4th, Hoeppner told CBC, “I can tell you, in my riding, a lot of farmers, all they...
May 3, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The NFU is calling on the new Harper majority government to respect to the wishes of Western Canadian farmers regarding the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single-desk selling advantage. “We now have a Conservative majority government and one of the questions on...
Apr 27, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has sent a letter to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources this week, recommending that it decline the application made by The Highlands Companies for the Melancthon Quarry. The Melancthon Quarry is located underneath prime agricultural land...