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2015

Jun 10, 2015
Présentation de l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité sénatorial de l’agriculture et des forêts Étude sur les priorités d’accès au marché international concernant le secteur agricole et agroalimentaire canadien   Présentation du 2 juin 2015 version PDF   Lire la...
Jun 10, 2015
NFU brief to Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee Study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector Presented June 2, 2015   PDF version   Read the official transcript of the Senate Committee meeting with NFU witness Terry Boehm, Chair...
Jun 9, 2015
(June 9, 2015, Guelph, ON) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario (NFU-O) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Honourable Glen Murray, that Ontario will introduce new regulations to reduce the overuse of neonicotinoid insecticides in agricultural...
Jun 8, 2015
Déclaration en francais   Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies met in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition on June 3, 2015. On the same day, a coalition of a...
Jun 4, 2015
(June 5, 2015) = The National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to see the report, The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada, which reflects serious attention by the Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee in its study of the health of bees, including the effect of...
Jun 2, 2015
Présentation de l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité sénatorial de l’agriculture et des forêts Étude sur les priorités d’accès au marché international concernant le secteur agricole et agroalimentaire canadien   Présentation du 2 juin 2015 version PDF     L...
Jun 2, 2015
NFU brief to Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee Study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector Presented June 2, 2015   PDF version   The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a voluntary direct-membership, non-partisan national farm...
May 27, 2015
(Wednesday, May 27, 2015) -   The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years.  The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011.  In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported,...
May 27, 2015
(le 27 mai, 2015) -  L'âge moyen des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick, selon le recensement de l'agriculture en 2011, est de 55,5 ans. Le nombre total de fermes dans la province a chuté de près de 6 % entre 2006 et 2011. Dans une province où presque toute la nourriture consommée est...
May 7, 2015
(May 7, 2015) - Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act, introduced on December 9, 2014, would make significant changes to how the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) operates, change the CGC’s mandate and eliminate the CGC’s duty to report to Parliament annually. The National...
May 6, 2015
May 5, 2015   Rachel Notley, Premier-Elect Legislative Assembly of Alberta 10800 - 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6              Email: edmonton.strathcona@assembly.ab.ca   Dear Ms Notley,   On behalf of the National Farmers Union...
Apr 30, 2015
On both side of the Atlantic, peasants, farmers, farm and rural workers refuse free trade policies. We maintain that CETA, the TTIP, TPP and related agreements are unnecessary for trade between countries, and that these agreements will limit the ability of elected governments to make laws...
Apr 27, 2015
( lundi, le 27 avril, 2015) - L'Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick demande au gouvernement Gallant de respecter sa promesse électorale de « Mettre en oeuvre une stratégie sur les aliments et les breuvages locaux afin d'aider les producteurs et les éleveurs locaux à...
Apr 27, 2015
(April 27, 2015) The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Gallant government to uphold their campaign promise for “Developing a local food and beverages strategy to assist local growers and producers in developing their products and getting them to market […]...
Apr 20, 2015
PDF version Contents: GLYPHOSATE: Frequently Asked Questions - A National Farmers Union Fact Sheet Recognizing the Inherent Rights of Farmers to Save Seed and putting the Interest of Canada’s Food and Farmersahead of Corporate Interests - Election Messages and Questions for Candidates from...
Apr 20, 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 NFU-NB applauds Local Food Security Bill/L’UNF-NB applaudit la Loi sur la sécurité alimentaire Losing Our Grip...
Apr 17, 2015
(April 17, 2015)-  The National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Union Paysanne (UP) are marking April 17, 2015, the International Day of Peasant Struggle[*] by joining with other Canadian organizations in denouncing the recent passing of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, and calling on the...
Apr 15, 2015
(April 15, 2015) “Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that G3, a joint venture owned by two foreign corporations, Bunge and the Saudi investment company SALIC, is the beneficiary of CWB privatization. With this, the Conservative government has accomplished the biggest transfer of...
Apr 10, 2015
(April 10, 2015, Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is disappointed that the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the farmers’ Class Action lawsuit stemming from the Harper Government’s dismantling of the single-desk Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Had the case proceeded,...
Apr 2, 2015
(April 2, 2015 - Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has added its voice to the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission in calling for a full rail...