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2014

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
PDF Version Contents: Using Farm Debt to Spin Farmers’ Canola into Investors’ Gold Fairness sidelined in new rail regulations Why the Revenue Cap must be kept in place Bill C-18 would expand the neonicotinoid market Partners in Wheat Biotechnology?          
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...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 2, 2014
October 2014: We are often told that we need genetically modified (GM) crops to feed a growing population and reduce hunger around the world. Although compelling, this claim is false, and ignores the many negative impacts of the technology. CBAN's report examines experiences with GM crops...
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  ...