News

2012

Jul 27, 2012
Ontario NFU Submission to OMAFRA on Proposed Local Food Act Members of the NFU have been at the forefront of the local food movement for several decades. With this strong grassroots involvement in the local food movement, the NFU is an outspoken leader in advocating for and developing programs to...
Jul 27, 2012
Members of the NFU have been at the forefront of the local food movement for several decades. With this strong grassroots involvement in the local food movement, the NFU is an outspoken leader in advocating for and developing programs to support local food as a means to strengthen farmers'...
Jul 25, 2012
SASKATOON, SK—Today, Bill Gehl, Chair of the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance, and Terry Boehm, President of the National Farmers Union, are in Saskatoon to speak to the media about a year of infamy in Canadian agricultural policy and for Canadian democracy. “Since the Harper government...
Jul 24, 2012
The Ram's Horn is a monthly newsletter with stories and analysis of what is happening in the food system, locally and globally. It is published more or less monthly; subscriptions cover 10 issues, which is generally one year of publications. Briefly (it's only 8 pages) and pointedly,...
Jul 23, 2012
Here is the letter from Hon. Ted Meekin, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in response to NFU in Ontario's letter regarding the 2012 drought situation.
Jul 16, 2012
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on local food eaters and the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to support Ontario family farmers as they cope with drought conditions and other weather-related challenges. St. Marys area farmer and Ontario NFU...
Jul 16, 2012
National Farmers Union - Ontario In Union is Strength 5420 Hwy #6 North R.R. #5 Suite 229 Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2   July 16, 2012 Dear Minister McMeekin: As you know the National Farmers Union in Ontario represents thousands of family farms across Ontario. Our members grow and raise a wide...
Jul 12, 2012
by Randall Affleck, NFU Board Member I am proud of Canada’s national agriculture policy for dairy; supply management. Like many rural initiatives of the past, it has deep cooperative roots that have nurtured the development of a viable, modern dairy sector in every region of Canada. It...
Jul 10, 2012
Beachburg, ON – Dave Mackay, President of the Renfrew County National Farmers Union, reports the present drought situation is serious and almost to the point of becoming critical for area farmers. Farmers had already expressed concern two weeks ago, however the situation has escalated to very...
Jun 22, 2012
Ottawa: “Former Liberal leadership candidate Martha Hall-Findlay has made public both her opposition to, and her lack of understanding of Canada’s supply management system for dairy in the report she presented in a press conference yesterday,” said Paul Slomp, National Farmers...
Jun 19, 2012
The National Farmers Union is extremely disappointed in the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to strike down Justice Campbell’s December 7, 2011 ruling where he found that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz had acted outside of the rule of law by bringing forward legislation that...
Jun 19, 2012
From June 20-22, 2012, governments from all over the world will meet in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, to commemorate 20 years since the “Earth Summit”, the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, which established for the first time a global agenda for “sustainable...
Jun 14, 2012
The global food system is in profound crisis. More than a billion people suffer from hunger, and their numbers are rising faster than the global population. Yet more than enough food is produced to feed everybody in the world. At the same time we are heading deeper into a global climate crisis, for...
Jun 14, 2012
This three-part book 'pulls back the curtain on disturbing technological and corporate trends that are already reshaping our world and that will become crucial battlegrounds for civil society in the years ahead.' Vandana Shiva, Founder, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and...
Jun 5, 2012
Are you a Prince Edward Island farmer interested in joining the NFU? The National Farmers Union is a certified general farm organization under the PEI Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act. If you would like to join the NFU through this program, please complete the Farm Registration...
May 29, 2012
(Saskatoon, SK) - “Today’s shareholder vote approving the sale of Viterra to Glencore International marks a sad day for Canadian farmers,” said Terry Boehm, National Farmers Union President. “Viterra was created from the former wheat pools – co-operatives that were...
May 29, 2012
Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2012 Presidential and Regional Reports Organizing in British Columbia Farmers, the Food Chain and Agriculture Policies in Canada in Relation to the Right to Food Governance, mandates and the Canadian Grain Commission UN Committee Adopts Land Guidelines in Rome An...
May 25, 2012
On 16 May 2012, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food conveyed to the Government of Canada his preliminary reflections on his visit. Later that day, he held a press conference in Ottawa at the National Press Theatre. He opened the press conference with some preliminary remarks on the visit....
May 25, 2012
Submission of the National Farmers Union of Canada to the  Special Rapporteur On The Right To Food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Mission to Canada, May 2012* * Note: to view report complete with graphs, please download the PDF version here. The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a voluntary direct-...
May 25, 2012
Melville, SK.“As farmers we look forward to a speedy resolution to the strike at CP rail,” said Terry Boehm, NFU President. “However, we do support collective bargaining and realize that the right to strike is an important part of the process and it should not be taken away by...