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2014

Dec 5, 2014
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food regarding Agricultural Impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement PDF Version December 5, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to present our views on...
Dec 4, 2014
(Dec 4, 2014 - Deleau, MB)- The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC to become actively engaged in the federal government’s plan to dispose of the farmer-paid Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) assets.   In a letter sent to the Manitoba...
Dec 2, 2014
November 29, 2014, Saskatoon, SK - Jan Slomp of Rimby, Alberta was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 45th annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 27 to 29, 2014.   Also elected by acclamation were:    ...
Nov 26, 2014
NOVEMBER 26, 2014, Saskatoon, SK - The National Farmers Union welcomes the Ontario government's announcement earlier this week that it is going to take concrete actions to protect pollinators, including limiting the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments in corn and soybeans.   After...
Nov 25, 2014
(November 25, 2014 - Saskatoon, SK) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is sounding the alarm with the passing of Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act omnibus bill yesterday in the House of Commons. “Farmers must now contend with UPOV ’91. UPOV ’91 is one of the most farmer-...
Nov 25, 2014
PDF version Contents: NFU Presentation on Bill C-18 before the House of Commons Agriculture Committee, October 9, 2014 Six Points about CETA CWB to sell itself, in secret and not necessarily to the highest bidder Bill C-18 Petition Campaign Update – October 2014      ...
Nov 20, 2014
(November 20, 2014 ) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will impede the implementation of agricultural policy that is in the public interest...
Nov 18, 2014
PDF Version Contents: Message from the Editor Message from the President Message from the Women's President: Membership - the Roots of Organization Message from the NFU Youth Regional Reports PEI Land Use Policy, Legislation and Regulation Preparing for Success: NFU Brand Development Project -...
Oct 29, 2014
National Farmers Union in New Brunswick /  Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick   Public Service Announcement (le français suit)   For immediate release October 30, 2014   Two NFU Board members recognized for leadership   The National Farmers Union in New...
Oct 23, 2014
(October 23, 2014, Saskatoon) – The privatization of the physical assets of the CWB is fraught with problems, according to an analysis from the National Farmers Union (NFU). Secrecy surrounds the impending deal: the FNA, which is seeking investors, agreed to non-disclosure terms; Agriculture...
Oct 22, 2014
Read full brief (PDF) The NFU and other Prince Edward Island organizations presented this brief to MP Megan Leslie. Introduction It is with great concern to the organizations submitting this brief that in this year of celebration of the nation’s founding, provincial and national autonomy may...
Oct 16, 2014
(October 16, 2014, Dashwood, ON):  On World Food Day – October 16, the National Farmers Union is reflecting on hunger and the critical need to eradicate it. Farmers understand the relationship between food and hunger uniquely and very well as the primary producers of food products. What...
Oct 10, 2014
PDF Version Contents: Using Farm Debt to Spin Farmers’ Canola into Investors’ Gold Fairness sidelined in new rail regulations Why the Revenue Cap must be kept in place Bill C-18 would expand the neonicotinoid market Partners in Wheat Biotechnology?          
Oct 10, 2014
(DENFIELD, ON, October 10, 2014   ) – The NFU-O is delighted that the Annual Report released this week from Gord Miller the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has a focus on the agricultural sector. “The report highlights key issues that the NFU-O has been working to...
Oct 9, 2014
(Ottawa, Oct. 9, 2014)- The National Farmers Union and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network welcome a request from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Gord Miller, for action over pending release of genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified or GM) alfalfa....
Oct 8, 2014
  (Saskatoon, October 8, 2014) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will present at House of Commons Agriculture Committee hearings on Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act on Thursday, October 9 at 11 am Eastern Time. The NFU’s careful analysis of the Bill concludes it would increase...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 2, 2014
October 2014: We are often told that we need genetically modified (GM) crops to feed a growing population and reduce hunger around the world. Although compelling, this claim is false, and ignores the many negative impacts of the technology. CBAN's report examines experiences with GM crops...