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2015

Dec 4, 2015
(December 4, 2015) The Alberta government recently introduced Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, which, if passed, will require farms with one or more paid employees to carry Workers Compensation insurance. The National Farmers Union supports Bill 6, which is currently...
Dec 4, 2015
Op Ed by Toby Malloy   I have the good fortune of living and working in a rural community and I have also had the privilege of working with individuals and families whose livelihoods depend on farming and ranching. In addition to this, I am proud to be a member of a multigenerational farming...
Nov 28, 2015
(November 28, 2015) - Jan Slomp was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 46th annual National Convention held in London, Ontario, November 26 to 28, 2015.   Also acclaimed were:              - Hilary...
Nov 26, 2015
(November 25, 2015) - Members of the National Farmers Union from all across Canada are meeting in London, Ontario, November 26 to 28 for the 46th Annual National Convention. This year, the theme is Soil: Our Common Ground.  "As world leaders gather in Paris to discuss climate change, we...
Nov 20, 2015
PDF Version Contents: Soil: Our Common Ground - 2015 Convention program highlights TPP tips power balance in corporations’ favour Soil health: farming to feed microbes - by Sarah Hargreaves A statistical snapshot of Canada’s agriculture economy Seed saving under the amended Plant...
Nov 4, 2015
(November 4, 2015) - The National Farmers Union welcomes the appointment of Hon. Lawrence MacAulay of Prince Edward Island as federal Agriculture Minister. Canadians have given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the new Liberal government a strong mandate for change. The NFU looks forward to working...
Oct 15, 2015
(Oct. 16, 2015) - On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in Quebec City. World Food Day commemorates the occasion by celebrating the FAO’s mission to promote international cooperation to combat hunger, rural poverty, disempowerment and...
Oct 5, 2015
(October 5, 2015) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) denounces the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would severely damage Canada’s supply managed sectors – dairy, chicken, turkey and eggs – and provide illusory market gains for other agriculture sectors such as beef, pork,...
Sep 29, 2015
(Sept. 30, 2015) - In spite of Trade Minister Fast’s denial of media reports that he has offered ten percent of Canada’s milk supply to the United States during this week’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the National Farmers Union (NFU) remains concerned. During...
Sep 23, 2015
PDF version Contents: TPP attack on Supply Management: a beggar thy neighbour strategy The Economy without the CWB Agriculture Concerns for Election 2015
Sep 22, 2015
PDF Version Contents: Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women's President Message from the NFU Youth Regional Reports Articles: UPDATE: from the Strategic Planning Committee — by Coral Sproule, NFU Women's President Farmland for...
Sep 14, 2015
(Sept. 16, 2015) - The proposed Site C Dam on the Peace River in British Columbia would destroy lands that have provided food and cultural sustenance for First Nations for thousands of years. It would flood over 30,000 acres of fertile land in the Peace River valley, including over 7,000 acres of...
Aug 26, 2015
(August 27, 2015) Publically funded research and development is once again under attack with the trashing of the library at the Lethbridge Agriculture Canada Research Station. This is just the latest in a long line of government libraries where collections were tossed into dumpsters, burned or went...
Aug 25, 2015
L'Union nationale des fermiers au NB est heureuse de formellement annoncer les récipiendaires de la Bourse d'études 2015 de l'UNF-NB et de la Bourse d'études commémorative David Frost remises à des diplômés des écoles secondaires du Nouveau-Brunswick qui poursuivent une éducation en...
Aug 25, 2015
The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field. Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Harold...
Jul 28, 2015
PDF version Contents: Fitting Grain Sector Puzzle Pieces Together NFU support for Feed Mill Licensing – only without Bill C-48 CWB Comparison Chart CGC consultation on “modernizing” the wheat class system Manitoba seeking Risk Management Tools for Climate Change Impacts LNG,...
Jul 28, 2015
Saskatchewan members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) are concerned about the trend towards increasing ownership of farmland in this province by farmland investors. We are pleased that the Government of Saskatchewan shares our concern regarding implications of investor ownership of farmland and...
Jul 6, 2015
PDF Version Contents: Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women's President Message from the NFU Youth Regional Reports Articles: NFU Youth travel to Parliament Hill to meet with Opposition MPs Eat - Think - Vote! Food Secure Canada's...
Jun 29, 2015
By Jan Slomp   G3 has announced it may build a new grain terminal at the West Lynn terminal on the North Shore of Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. G3 is the joint venture of US-based multi-national grain company, Bunge Ltd., and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC),...
Jun 22, 2015
(June 17, 2015) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 5 (Manitoba) will host a discussion with farmers who direct market and producers involved in Supply Management at their 2015 Convention on July 11 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. The theme of this year's convention...