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NFU sends Ag Ministers input for next agriculture policy framework

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, the NFU provides recommendations for both the Business Risk Management (BRM) programs and the Strategic Investment programs. The text of the letter is reproduced below:

Letter: Re: Next Ag Policy Framework

 
 
June 28, 2016
 
Hon.

Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2016

 
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 Ward
  • Youth Advisory Lydia Carpenter
Creating Opportunities for Alternative Production and Marketing within Supply Management
GM Alfa

Union Farmer Newsletter - June 2016

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Contents:

  • Canada Transportation Act Review Totally Fails Farmers
  • Landgrabbing takes a new twist with Surface Capital
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board buys 40% of Glencore Agri

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter: Re Canada Post Review Task Force

 
June 23, 2016

Canada Post Review
CP 2200
Matane, QC, G4W 0K8        Email: TPSGC.ExamendeSPC-CPCReview.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
                       
Dear Task Force Members:

The National Farmers Union welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Canada Post Review Task Force.

NFU Region 7 (Alberta) Annual Convention

Date: 
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:00 - 17:30
 
You are invited to attend this year’s Region 7 (Alberta) Annual Convention which will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Oklahoma Community Centre, 35278 Range Rd.

Letter: Public Safety at Canadian Railway Crossings

 
June 9, 2016
 
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6  
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Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Annual Convention 2016

Date: 
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:00 - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:30

 

Region 5 Manitoba Regional Convention 2016

Date: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00 - 17:30
 
 
You are invited to the Region 5 Annual Convention which will be held Saturday, July 9th 2016 at the Riverbank Discovery Centre, 545 Conservation Dr, Brandon, Manitoba with the theme: Farming for the Public Good.
 
The Convention will commence at 10:00 A.M.

Supporters Welcome Prison Farm Feasibility Study

June 8, 2016  KINGSTON, Ontario -- Prison farm supporters welcomed the announcement last week that the federal government will conduct a feasibility study on restoring the Kingston prison farms.