News

2012

May 17, 2012
The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes this opportunity to present its views on the proposed Comprehensive and High-Level Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Japan to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade. Family farmers are committed to a food system that provides...
May 15, 2012
National Farmers Union members had the opportunity to meet with Olivier De Shutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, on Thursday evening May 10th, 2012. De Shutter is in Canada on an official country visit investigating how well Canada is delivering on its commitment to the human...
May 14, 2012
Guelph, ON – At the public hearings on the review of the Aggregate Resource Act (ARA) held Monday at Queen's Park in Toronto, the National Farmers Union asked the Standing Committee on General Government to makethe preservation of farmland a priority over the extraction of aggregate....
May 11, 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 The NFU welcomes the opportunity to provide information to Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, in support of his...
Apr 27, 2012
Federal Government is Weak-Minded on CETA Deal The National Farmers Union wonders whether the Federal Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries promoting the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement across Canada today have actually read the text of the agreement?  Or did they simply memorize...
Apr 26, 2012
Federal Budget Stalls Economic Engine: cutting Co-operative Development Initiative and starving Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat will undermine rural economy, says NFU The National Farmers Union deplores the federal budget cuts that will end the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) and...
Apr 17, 2012
National Farmers Union Marks the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle, April 17, 2012 (Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union, as a member of La Via Campesina, joins with our sister organizations around the world to mark April 17, the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle. The...
Apr 16, 2012
(Saskatoon): With a wild swing of its budgetary axe, the federal government is about to hack down the 111 year-old Prairie Shelterbelt Program. This short-sighted destructive move will have negative consequences for prairie farmers, their crops and livestock, soils, wildlife and the climate....
Apr 13, 2012
Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012 Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012 Presidential and Regional Reports CETA getting tougher on Citizens with each SECRET Draft Interest in local food leads to new on-farm dairies Safe Food – from the viewpoint of farmers United Nations Annual Session in...
Apr 5, 2012
(Saskatoon)- A chasm in the wheat sector in western Canada was opened when Bill C-18 was passed in defiance of the rule of law and against the wishes of a majority of wheat farmers. It ended the democratic farmer control of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and its single-desk authority. Now, there...
Apr 2, 2012
(Saskatoon) -- The National Farmers Union is disappointed but not surprised at the recent federal budget. “The effect of this budget will be a major transfer of wealth and power from Canadian citizens to private corporations – many not even based in Canada,” said Terry Boehm, NFU...
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
(March 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...
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