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2016

Oct 12, 2016
(Montreal, October 12, 2016) -  On October 11, 2016, French farmer José Bové, who is a Member of the European Parliament and an outspoken critic of the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), was denied entry into Canada at the Montreal airport. No explanation...
Oct 7, 2016
(Le 28 septembre 2016, Courtenay, C.-B.)- Le 19 septembre 2016, Jan Slomp, président de l'Union nationale des fermiers (UNF), a rencontré les dirigeants de la European Milk Board et les fonctionnaires de la Commission européenne à Bruxelles. Il y fut invité pour élaborer sur sa lettre du 22...
Sep 30, 2016
  (le français suit)   ​(September 29, 2016) - When we started farming six years ago we had already been restauranteurs for seven years.  It all began when we thought we would find a way to feed our growing family of three boys and one girl.  We wanted to know what was in our...
Sep 28, 2016
(September 28, 2016, Courtenay, BC) - On September 19, 2016 Jan Slomp, President of Canada’s National Farmers Union (NFU) met with leaders of the European Milk Board and European Commission officials in Brussels. He was invited there to elaborate on his July 22, 2016 letter to European Union...
Sep 24, 2016
PDF Version Contents: NFU argues against Health Canada’s proposal to allow ground beef irradiation NFU provides input to Agriculture Ministers Meeting on the next Agriculture Policy Framework NFU Submission to the Canadian Grain Commission regarding its proposal to license producer railway...
Sep 23, 2016
Download PDF Version   Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women's President Message from the NFU Youth Regional Reports   Migrant Farm Workers in Canada: 50 Years Later - by Josie Baker, IPC Coordinator Energy East - What are the...
Sep 21, 2016
Op Ed: A system that leaves producers out by design by Amanda Wildeman, Executive director, NFU-NB September 19, 2016   New Brunswick wild blueberry producers have faced one of the hardest seasons in history: strong NB yields, record low prices, closure of buying stations, a new processing...
Sep 19, 2016
(Saskatoon - Sept. 19, 2016) - Bayer’s September 14 announcement that it will buy Monsanto for $66 billion comes just days after fertilizer companies PotashCorp and Agrium confirmed their $30 billion dollar merger deal. Meanwhile, the Chinese agro-chemical giant, ChemChina is in the process...
Sep 14, 2016
(Wednesday, September 14, 2016) - The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick condemns the Government of New Brunswick’s lack of interest and support of wild blueberry producers in the face of this year’s low prices and market access crisis.  Many government staff, including the...
Sep 14, 2016
UNF-NB déçu de l’inaction du gouvernement concernant la crise des bleuets sauvages​ en cours ​ (Mercredi, le 14 septembre, 2016) L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick condamne le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick pour son manque d’intérêt et de soutien aux...
Sep 7, 2016
PDF Version   Re: Hearing Order OH-002-2016 File OF-Fac-Oil-E266-2014-01 02 Energy East Project, Asset Transfer and Eastern Mainline Project (the Project) Comment on notices of motion from Strategies Energetiques (SE) and the Association quebecoise de lutte contre las pollution atmospherique (...
Sep 6, 2016
September 6, 2016 - The new NB Economic Growth Plan places new farmers on the list of priority areas to grow New Brunswick’s economy.  The National Farmers Union in NB has been working on and advocating for a comprehensive, interdepartmental effort to create opportunities for new...
Sep 6, 2016
By Dean Harder   Most of us take for granted that the majority of our roads and highways are publicly funded and built at cost in order to serve the overall public good. There is no clamour asking why those roads are not being given away to private companies to let road barons profit from them...
Sep 2, 2016
(Sept. 2, 2016 - Ottawa, ON) National Farmers Union-Ontario members recently attended the public consultation hosted by the National Capital Commission and urged the NCC to protect farmland and increase public agricultural research when formulating their report on the best site for the new Civic...
Aug 17, 2016
(August 17, 2016) On behalf of our members, the National Farmers Union wishes to express our profound sadness over the tragic shooting of Colten Boushie and extend our deepest condolences to his family and community. We join them in mourning the loss of their loved one. As farmers, we condemn the...
Jul 28, 2016
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Jul 22, 2016
Background: On April 1, 2015 the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA agreement.These...
Jul 4, 2016
July 4, 2016 - In advance of the annual conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers to be held in Calgary, July 20-22, 2016, the National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a letter to each of the ministers with input regarding the next agriculture policy framework. In it,...
Jun 27, 2016
PDF Version     June 28, 2016   Hon. Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and AgriFood House of Commons Ottawa, ON   S1A 0A6   Email: lawrence.macaulay@parl.gc.ca   Dear Minister MacAulay:   As you prepare for the annual conference of Federal, Provincial...
Jun 24, 2016
Download PDF   Contents:   Memories of Roy Atkinson   Message from the President Message from the Women's President Message from the NFU Youth President Regional Reports    Meet your NFU elected representatives: Board member Reg Phelan Women's Advisory Katie...