News

2012

Apr 2, 2012
Union Farmer Monthly - April 2012. NFU Farmers tell Australia about Canada’s resistance to GE Wheat UPOV ’91 Plant Breeders Rights regime building blocks are being moved into position Class Action Lawsuit: Fundamental Charter Freedoms versus the “Marketing Freedom Act”...
Mar 22, 2012
The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to respond to proposed changes to the Canada Grain Act that would affect the Canadian Grain Commission and ultimately grain producers. The NFU is Canada’s largest democratic national voluntary direct membership organization. It is...
Mar 22, 2012
The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to respond to proposed changes to the Canada Grain Act that would affect the Canadian Grain Commission and ultimately grain producers. The NFU is Canada’s largest democratic national voluntary direct membership organization. It is...
Mar 20, 2012 File(s) attached
(Saskatoon, SK) - “The sale of Viterra to Glencore International, and its plans to hive off parts of the company to Richardson International and Agrium Inc., tilts the economic playing field ever more in favour of global agribusiness corporations to the disadvantage of Canadian farmers,...
Mar 8, 2012
NFU in New Brunswick has a bilingual website. Click here to enter.  
Mar 7, 2012
The NFU in Ontario has a website. Click here to enter the site.            
Feb 23, 2012
(Rimbey, Alberta, February 23, 2012)  “Many farmers in my area who either have direct experience with the destructive nature of hydro-fracking technology on their water wells, or who have neighbours who have been affected have come to me with their concerns” says Jan Slomp, Rimbey...
Jan 26, 2012 File(s) attached
The rights of farmers and other Canadians to save, reuse, exchange, and sell seeds are under attack. The NFU is fighting back for our rights. Please see the NFU Seeds Factsheets for an overview of this issue and for information on the NFU’s campaign and how you can get involved. Also, please...
Jan 15, 2012
  Is Supply Management being groomed for sacrifice on the altar of trade? Grazing Days Farm: Local Grass-Fed Beef in Ottawa Our journey—food, health, culture and community
Jan 12, 2012 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union is offering its full support to Caterpillar workers at the Electro-Motive Plant in London Ontario. "We are shocked that one of the most profitable corporations in the world, making $1 billion in profits in a single quarter alone, is threatening its...
Jan 1, 2012 File(s) attached
Contents: Convention 2011 Highlights: Food Safety Panel, Land Grabbing in Canada, Indigenous Perspective on Land Issues, Canadian Wheat Board, “Dirt: the Erosion of Civilizations.”  Presentation by Dr. David Montgomery, Land Grabbing in Developing Countries, Points of Order...

2011

Dec 22, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, ON – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has submitted several recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Energy's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program Two-Year Review. These include requests for a stronger focus on energy conservation and equal rates for ground-mount and roof-top microFIT...
Dec 12, 2011
L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick est heureuse d’annoncer la nomination de Melanie Jellet en tant que Directrice générale, avec entrée en fonction le 1er décembre. Jellett demeure à Murray Corner, mais elle a grandi dans la région de Gaspé, au Québec. Elle est diplômée...
Dec 12, 2011
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Jellett as Executive Director, effective December 1. Jellett is a resident of Murray Corner, but grew up in the Gaspé region of Québec. She is a graduate of Mount Allison University in Sackville, where she...
Dec 8, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The NFU is calling for the resignation of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, after a Federal Court judge ruled that he broke the law when he introduced Bill C- 18 into Parliament without holding a farmer plebiscite. “Minister Ritz has disregarded the majority opinion of...
Dec 7, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that today’s ruling by a Federal Court judge in Winnipeg, is vindication of what it and other farm groups have been saying all along. The judge ruled that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is breaking the law by trying to remove the...
Nov 30, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - Terry Boehm of Allan, Saskatchewan was re-elected President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) by acclamation, at its 42nd annual national convention in London, Ontario last week. Colleen Ross of Iroquois, Ontario was acclaimed as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy). Don Mills of...
Nov 8, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is offering its congratulations to Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party for their victory in the Saskatchewan provincial election yesterday. The Saskatchewan Party was credited with achieving an overwhelming victory, after it captured 64% of the...
Nov 1, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. November 2, 2011 – The NFU is calling on Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to quit hiding behind closed doors as his government steamrolls legislation through Parliament to kill the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Yesterday, several farmers attempted to attend an event at which the...
Oct 18, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the Harper government hasn’t deceived prairie wheat and barley farmers with their dual market rhetoric. “The NFU has always maintained that a dual market is not possible. It’s the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) with...