Press releases

2015

Jan 26, 2015
(JANUARY 26, 2015, DENFIELD) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario has submitted comments on the discussion paper Pollinator Health – A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario. The NFU supports the Ontario government’s...

2014

Dec 19, 2014
A Report on the December 18 Agricultural Stakeholder Meeting by Ann Slater, National Farmers Union Vice President (Policy)   On December 18, 2014 the National Farmers Union sent two representatives to the Agricultural Stakeholder Engagement meeting on the Ontario government's Pollinator...
Dec 18, 2014
le 17 décembre, 2014   Les prix pour les bovins sont les plus élevés que les fermiers ont vus depuis 10 ans. Les prix avaient chuté après la crise de la vache folle en 2003, mais ils sont enfin remontés à un niveau où les fermiers sont capables de récupérer les coûts de production. Selon la...
Dec 18, 2014
(December 17, 2014) Cattle prices are the highest that farmers have seen in over ten years.  Prices plummeted after the BSE crisis in 2003 and are finally back up to a level where farmers are able to recover the cost of production.  Based on sales averages from the Sussex & Studholm...
Dec 15, 2014
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Dec 9, 2014
(December 9, 2014, Saskatoon) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased to provide comments on the agricultural impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee. The NFU was invited to...
Dec 4, 2014
(Dec 4, 2014 - Deleau, MB)- The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC to become actively engaged in the federal government’s plan to dispose of the farmer-paid Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) assets.   In a letter sent to the Manitoba...
Dec 2, 2014
November 29, 2014, Saskatoon, SK - Jan Slomp of Rimby, Alberta was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 45th annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 27 to 29, 2014.   Also elected by acclamation were:    ...
Nov 26, 2014
NOVEMBER 26, 2014, Saskatoon, SK - The National Farmers Union welcomes the Ontario government's announcement earlier this week that it is going to take concrete actions to protect pollinators, including limiting the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments in corn and soybeans.   After...
Nov 25, 2014
(November 25, 2014 - Saskatoon, SK) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is sounding the alarm with the passing of Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act omnibus bill yesterday in the House of Commons. “Farmers must now contend with UPOV ’91. UPOV ’91 is one of the most farmer-...
Nov 20, 2014
(November 20, 2014 ) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will impede the implementation of agricultural policy that is in the public interest...
Oct 29, 2014
National Farmers Union in New Brunswick /  Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick   Public Service Announcement (le français suit)   For immediate release October 30, 2014   Two NFU Board members recognized for leadership   The National Farmers Union in New...
Oct 23, 2014
(October 23, 2014, Saskatoon) – The privatization of the physical assets of the CWB is fraught with problems, according to an analysis from the National Farmers Union (NFU). Secrecy surrounds the impending deal: the FNA, which is seeking investors, agreed to non-disclosure terms; Agriculture...
Oct 16, 2014
(October 16, 2014, Dashwood, ON):  On World Food Day – October 16, the National Farmers Union is reflecting on hunger and the critical need to eradicate it. Farmers understand the relationship between food and hunger uniquely and very well as the primary producers of food products. What...
Oct 10, 2014
(DENFIELD, ON, October 10, 2014   ) – The NFU-O is delighted that the Annual Report released this week from Gord Miller the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has a focus on the agricultural sector. “The report highlights key issues that the NFU-O has been working to...
Oct 9, 2014
(Ottawa, Oct. 9, 2014)- The National Farmers Union and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network welcome a request from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Gord Miller, for action over pending release of genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified or GM) alfalfa....
Oct 8, 2014
  (Saskatoon, October 8, 2014) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will present at House of Commons Agriculture Committee hearings on Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act on Thursday, October 9 at 11 am Eastern Time. The NFU’s careful analysis of the Bill concludes it would increase...
Sep 26, 2014
(Saskatoon, September 26, 2014) -Today the federal government is celebrating theCanada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in spite of massive opposition from citizens, including farmers, on both sides of the Atlantic. The text of the deal has finally been released, exposing its...
Aug 18, 2014
(August 18, 2014 - Saskatoon) -The National Farmers Union (NFU) supports the decision by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) to abandon pursuit of an insurance-based system for producer payment protection and to continue using the long-standing bond-based system. The proposed shift to an insurance...
Aug 8, 2014
On August 7 the NFU sent the following message to the Canadian negotiators who are in Rome to negotiate the UN Committee for World Food Security's Principles for Responsible Investment Agriculture and Food Systems .   Dear Canadian Negotiators   RE: Negotiation of the First Draft...