News

2011

Jun 23, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to provide assistance for cattle farmers who have suffered severe economic losses as a result of flooding. A total of 10 million acres went unseeded in Manitoba and Saskatchewan last year, and current...
Jun 23, 2011 File(s) attached
24 June 2011 Mr. Deepak Chopra President and CEO Canada Post Corporation Email: deepak.chopra@canadapost.postescanada.ca Dear Mr. Chopra On behalf of The National Farmers Union (NFU), I would like to encourage you to return to the bargaining table with CUPW. The NFU is the only voluntary, direct-...
Jun 16, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Terry Boehm will be conducting a speaking tour of Southern Ontario in late June, to draw attention to the dangers posed by the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between Canada and the European...
Jun 14, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its support for the Manitoba Government’s campaign against the federal government’s plan to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. On Monday morning, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger launched...
Jun 9, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to address the flooding crisis affecting many farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Seeding in Southwestern Manitoba is only 30 percent complete and as low as 5 percent in some areas, due to heavy rainfall and...
May 31, 2011 File(s) attached
Download the Spring 2011 issue of Union Farmer Quarterly (9MB) Table of Contents: Presidential and Regional Reports What do we know about Enviropig™? CETA must be stopped! NOUMINREN AND SHOKKENREN: A Visit to Japan Growing Forward II may leave farmers and eaters with nothing to eat Are...
May 18, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the Harper Conservative government to adhere to its promise to let farmers decide the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). During the election campaign, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said that it was up to farmers to...
May 18, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union is calling on the Harper Conservative government to be honest about the Canadian Wheat Board. On Wednesday returning Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated that the Conservative Government intends to remove the CWB’s single desk through...
May 11, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner to correct recent comments she made about the CWB’s single desk selling advantage. On Wednesday May 4th, Hoeppner told CBC, “I can tell you, in my riding, a lot of farmers, all they...
May 2, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The NFU is calling on the new Harper majority government to respect to the wishes of Western Canadian farmers regarding the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single-desk selling advantage. “We now have a Conservative majority government and one of the questions on...
Apr 26, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has sent a letter to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources this week, recommending that it decline the application made by The Highlands Companies for the Melancthon Quarry. The Melancthon Quarry is located underneath prime agricultural land...
Apr 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The Executive of the National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to announce that Joe Dama has been appointed the Regional Coordinator for Ontario. Dama farms in Essex County, and brings a wealth of experience to the new position. Dama takes over from Sean McGivern, who...
Apr 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has submitted a list of recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFA) regarding the Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy. The recommendations are based on resolutions passed at the 2010 and 2011...
Mar 28, 2011 File(s) attached
Add your voice to a lively discussion of the challenges of “local food” at the annual meeting of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick this coming Saturday, April 2, at the Club d’Age d’Or at 3384 Route 132 in Scoudouc. All farmers and anyone with an interest in food...
Mar 27, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to announce that Ed Sagan is the new Regional Coordinator for NFU Region 6 (Saskatchewan). Sagan operates a grain farm and also runs a small seed plant in the Melville area and has been an NFU member for over 20 years. “I am very...
Mar 27, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The current round of Growing Forward II consultations are far too focussed on the development of export markets and almost completely ignore Canada’s domestic market, says the National Farmers Union (NFU). “There is almost no opportunity to discuss domestic food...
Mar 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 3 Spring Convention and Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday March 5th at the Canadian Italian Club in Guelph, Ontario. Built around the theme of 'Who Has the Power?”, the convention speakers addressed both situations...
Mar 9, 2011 File(s) attached
Genetically modified alfalfa will destroy Canada’s crop and livestock markets very soon unless our politicians show leadership and wisdom by supporting the MOTION calling for a moratorium on the approval of GM alfalfa, SAID THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION (NFU) . The MOTION was presented by...
Mar 7, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth will meet in Saanich, B.C. from March 10-12, 2011 for the Fourth Annual NFU Youth Leadership Workshop. The meeting will include debate on the current issues and policy of the NFU Youth, local farm tours, and dialogue with a number of local...
Feb 17, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, SK – Alberta beef packers are receiving yet another round of subsidies from the Alberta and federal governments. On February 11th an announcement was made that XL Foods (a Nilsson Bros. company) will receive $1.6 million in Growing Forward/ALMA funding over the next two years to...