Press releases

2015

May 7, 2015
(May 7, 2015) - Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act, introduced on December 9, 2014, would make significant changes to how the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) operates, change the CGC’s mandate and eliminate the CGC’s duty to report to Parliament annually. The National...
May 6, 2015
May 5, 2015   Rachel Notley, Premier-Elect Legislative Assembly of Alberta 10800 - 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6              Email: edmonton.strathcona@assembly.ab.ca   Dear Ms Notley,   On behalf of the National Farmers Union...
Apr 30, 2015
On both side of the Atlantic, peasants, farmers, farm and rural workers refuse free trade policies. We maintain that CETA, the TTIP, TPP and related agreements are unnecessary for trade between countries, and that these agreements will limit the ability of elected governments to make laws...
Apr 27, 2015
( lundi, le 27 avril, 2015) - L'Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick demande au gouvernement Gallant de respecter sa promesse électorale de « Mettre en oeuvre une stratégie sur les aliments et les breuvages locaux afin d'aider les producteurs et les éleveurs locaux à...
Apr 27, 2015
(April 27, 2015) The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Gallant government to uphold their campaign promise for “Developing a local food and beverages strategy to assist local growers and producers in developing their products and getting them to market […]...
Apr 17, 2015
(April 17, 2015)-  The National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Union Paysanne (UP) are marking April 17, 2015, the International Day of Peasant Struggle[*] by joining with other Canadian organizations in denouncing the recent passing of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, and calling on the...
Apr 15, 2015
(April 15, 2015) “Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that G3, a joint venture owned by two foreign corporations, Bunge and the Saudi investment company SALIC, is the beneficiary of CWB privatization. With this, the Conservative government has accomplished the biggest transfer of...
Apr 10, 2015
(April 10, 2015, Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is disappointed that the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the farmers’ Class Action lawsuit stemming from the Harper Government’s dismantling of the single-desk Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Had the case proceeded,...
Apr 2, 2015
(April 2, 2015 - Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has added its voice to the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission in calling for a full rail...
Apr 1, 2015
April 1, 2015   To:           Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan                 Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission      ...
Apr 1, 2015
       La ferme familiale : une espèce en danger – une présentation de l’UNF-NB à Woodstock L’UNF-NB vous invite à nous joindre pour une présentation et une discussion avec l’ancienne présidente des femmes de l’Union nationale des fermiers,...
Apr 1, 2015
The NFU-NB is inviting all farmers to join them for a presentation and discussion with former National Farmers Union Women’s President, Joan Brady who will speak on The Family Farm: a Species at Risk.   The meeting will be held at the Knights Inn Woodstock (formerly Atlantic Inn) at 276...
Mar 10, 2015
(March 10, 2015, Saskatoon) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a major new report, Losing Our Grip - 2015 Update, which revisits and expands upon the information and analysis of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt and input financing published by the NFU in 2010. The update was...
Mar 5, 2015
     (March 4, 2015 - Saskatoon)The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined with the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) and other Canadian civil society organizations, who work for public welfare, to call on our federal government to revive the powers of the Bank...
Mar 4, 2015
(March 4, 2015, Saskatoon) - On Tuesday, February 25, Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, became law when it received royal assent. The new law, which brings Canada under the UPOV ’91 plant breeders’ rights regime, will come into force by Cabinet order. From now on, seed companies...
Mar 4, 2015
(March 4, 2015 - Saskatoon) The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined with the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) and other Canadian civil society organizations, who work for public welfare, to call on our federal government to revive the powers of the Bank of Canada to provide...
Feb 13, 2015
(le 12 février, 2015)- Après avoir demandé au gouvernement pendant plusieurs années de mettre en oeuvre une politique sur l'approvisionnement alimentaire local afin d'appuyer la production agricole au Nouveau-Brunswick, l'Union nationale des fermiers au NB, est très heureuse que le...
Feb 13, 2015
(February 12, 2015)- After many years of calling for government to implement a local food policy to support New Brunswick agricultural production, the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is thrilled that MLA David Coon presented the  Local Food Security Bill to the Provincial Legislature...
Feb 9, 2015
(Saskatoon, February 9, 2015) - On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Terry Boehm, Chair of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Seed and Trade Committee appeared as a witness before the Senate's Agriculture and Forestry Committee as part of its study of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act.  ...
Jan 29, 2015
By Ann Slater   In a report published in 2005 on Corporate Profits, the National Farmers Union (NFU) analyzed some of the mechanisms agribusiness corporations, including chemical and seed corporations, use to extract profits from our farms. Two of the mechanisms identified were "cost...