News

2012

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
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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 2, 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 19, 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...
Oct 5, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) have abandoned the farmers of Manitoba with their recent decision to withdraw from the fight to save the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “Manitoba farmers are upset...
Sep 29, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says the federal government has revealed its true beliefs regarding the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Earlier today, the federal government announced that the CWB would no longer be administering the Advance Payments Program (APP...
Sep 29, 2011 File(s) attached
The National Farmers Union extends our congratulations to GRAIN, which has been honoured with the 2011Right Livelihood Award. The award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, recognizes individuals or organizations for their outstanding vision and work on behalf of our planet and its people....
Sep 29, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the report released by the working group assembled by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is shockingly hollow. In July, Ritz announced the formation of a working group whose purpose was to suggest how the grain marketing system should...
Sep 29, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) mourns the loss of Adrian Ewins, an inspired journalist and a gentleman. We would like to express our condolences to his family, friends, and to all those he worked with. Adrian Ewins was always well respected for the integrity and the...
Sep 12, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to respect Western wheat and barley farmers, who voted in favour of the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk in the recent CWB plebiscite. “Farmers have clearly shown that...
Sep 1, 2011
Download the Fall 2011 issue of Union Farmer Quarterly (9MB) Contents: Presidential and Regional Reports, The fight to save the CWB begins, Raising awareness of CETA and its implications for farmers and local food procurement in Ontario Cesium, Soil and Solidarity in Japan CETA – a corporate...