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2014

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 29, 2014
   National Farmers Union Submission to CFIA Consultation on a New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Overview of Proposed Regulations, August 2014. PDF Version The National Farmers Union (NFU) is Canada’s largest voluntary direct-membership, non-partisan national...
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...
Jul 9, 2014
(JULY 9, 2014, DENFIELD, ON) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario welcomes Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Hon. Jeff Leal’s recent announcement that Ontario intends to bring in measures to move away from the widespread, prophylactic use of neonicotinoid-based...
Jul 4, 2014
July 3, 2014   Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health Health Canada Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney's Pasture Postal Location:  0906C Ottawa, ON  K1A 0K9   Dear Minister Ambrose:   On April 22, 2014, on behalf of farmers from across Canada the National Farmers Union (NFU...
Jul 3, 2014
(JULY 3, 2014, Deleau, MB)-  Intense, widespread flooding in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba over the Canada Day weekend has caused unprecedented damage to farms, crops, farmland and rural infrastructure. The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges the federal and provincial governments...
Jun 19, 2014
June 19, 2014   David Marit, President Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) 200 - 2221 Cornwall Street Regina, SK   S4P 2L1                     ...
Jun 17, 2014
(JUNE 16, 2014 - Saskatoon) – Canada is currently trying to complete negotiations for the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the federal government’s Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act is currently before Parliament. The National...
Jun 15, 2014
PDF Version Contents: NEW: Save Our Seeds Video Series Grassroots campaign keeps GM alfalfa at bay for the time being Climate Change Requires Top Priority Policy Response Closure of Cereal Research Centre part of Federal UPOV ‘91 Agenda
Jun 13, 2014
PDF Version   Contents:   Message from the Editor: How familiar does this story sound? Message from the President: Debt and Land Tenure Message from the Women's President:What's In Our Name? Message from the NFU Youth: Youth Retreat- Nanoose   Regional Reports  ...
Jun 13, 2014
(June 13, 2014 - St. Marys, ON)- The National Farmers Union welcomes the release of Everybody Eats, the pan-Canadian food strategy launched by the New Democratic Party in early June. "We need a national discussion that brings together those who produce and process food and those who eat it to...
Jun 10, 2014
(June 10, 2014 - Saskatoon, SK) – Eaters (consumers) have the power to help farmers cover production costs and earn a decent income. Each person can “vote” with their food dollar by purchasing from local producers at farmers’ markets, through community-supported agriculture...
Jun 9, 2014
(June 9, 2014) - Regulations Amending the Seeds Regulations came into force Wednesday, June 4, following publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The new seed variety registration regulations eliminate the requirement for independent third-party testing for performance or agronomic quality of...
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014 - Second reading of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, resumed yesterday in the House of Commons. “While Conservative MPs speaking in favour of the Bill claim it is about modernization and making the legislative environment more nimble, its effect is to empower corporations...
May 6, 2014
by Joan Brady I recently represented the National Farmers Union (NFU) at the North American Dialogue on the United Nation’s “2014 Year of Family Farming” hosted by L’Union des Producteurs Agricoles (UPA). Canadian and U.S. general farm organizations participated, but...
May 1, 2014
NFU calls on Senate Committee to recommend five-year moratorium on neonicotinoid seed treatments   (May 1, 2014, Ottawa) – Today the National Farmers Union (NFU) appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry to provide Senators with the organization’s...
May 1, 2014
Download PDF Version       National Farmers Union Submission to Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on  The Importance of Bees and Bee Health May 1, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a non-partisan, nation-wide democratic organization made up of...
Apr 30, 2014
Download PDF version   April 30, 2014 Hon. Christy Clark, Premier PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC    V8W 9E1   (Email: premier@gov.bc.ca)   Dear Premier Clark:   Re: BILL 24, the AGRICULTURAL LAND COMMISSION AMENDMENT ACT, 2014   The National Farmers...
Apr 30, 2014
NFU Asks Premier Clark to Reconsider Bill 24   (April 30, 2014, Victoria) Today the National Farmers Union (NFU) sent BC Premier Christy Clark a six-page letter detailing the organization’s concerns regarding Bill 24, the Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act. The Bill, currently...