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Letter on EU dairy crisis sent to Ag Commissioner Hogan

Background: On April 1, 2015 the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA agreement.These markets have not materialized due to political and economic factors. Expanded production capacity was, predictably, met with a price crash. The situation is protracted and severe, to the extent that on July 18, 2016, the EU allocated an additional 500 million Euros (over $720 million CDN) to subsidize farmers who voluntarily reduce milk production. The NFU wrote to the EU's agriculture commission encouraging him to adopt a better solution: a Canadian-style supply management system.


Region 1 Convention - Farming for the Future: Opportunities in a Changing Climate

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 09:30 - 16:15
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NFU Region 1 Convention
Farming for the Future: Opportunities in a Changing Climate

July 11, 2016

Dear NFU Region 1 Members:

We invite you to attend the 2016 Region 1 Annual Convention on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Cornhill Community Hall 1205 Baseline Road, Cornhill, NB.  Registration will begin at 9:30 am.  Come early for coffee and homemade baking!   Convention will begin at 10 am and adjourn at 4:15 pm.  The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch at Cornhill Nursery Café at 2700 Route 890, Cornhill, NB.

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

Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2016

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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Letter: Re Canada Post Review Task Force

June 23, 2016

Canada Post Review
CP 2200
Matane, QC, G4W 0K8        Email:
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

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  

Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Annual Convention 2016

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