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2015

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...
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...