News

2015

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...
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...
Jan 26, 2015
PDF Version   January 23, 2015     Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Policy Division Food Safety and Environmental Policy Branch 1 Stone Road West, Floor 2 Guelph Ontario    N1G 4Y2      Re: Pollinator Health – A Proposal for Enhancing...

2014

Dec 19, 2014
(December 19, 2014) - The federal government has issued a call for proposals to transfer and possibly sell off Agriculture Canada cereal crop research and plant breeding germplasm related to the devastating plant disease fusarium.   "The National Farmers Union is deeply distressed by the...
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 5, 2014
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food regarding Agricultural Impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement PDF Version December 5, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to present our views on...
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 25, 2014
PDF version Contents: NFU Presentation on Bill C-18 before the House of Commons Agriculture Committee, October 9, 2014 Six Points about CETA CWB to sell itself, in secret and not necessarily to the highest bidder Bill C-18 Petition Campaign Update – October 2014      ...
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...
Nov 18, 2014
PDF Version Contents: Message from the Editor Message from the President Message from the Women's President: Membership - the Roots of Organization Message from the NFU Youth Regional Reports PEI Land Use Policy, Legislation and Regulation Preparing for Success: NFU Brand Development Project -...
Oct 30, 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...