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Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2015

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Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee
Message from the President
Message from the Women's President
Message from the NFU Youth
Regional Reports


NFU calls for Moratorium on Site C Dam

(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 Class 1 and Class 2 land that is capable of producing an abundance of diverse fruits, vegetables and all kinds of other foods. Its long summer daylight hours combined with rich alluvial soils and the sheltered valley areas provide unique micro-climates and excellent growing conditions.
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling for a two-year moratorium on development of the Site C Dam. The Chiefs demand that the proposed project be referred to the BC Utilities Commission for a proper independent review, where testimony is done under oath and evidence can be cross-examined.

NFU Denounces Lethbridge “Libricide”

(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 to landfills.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) denounces the destruction of publically funded science research and knowledge.“You know destroying history is wrong. But that is what the Harper government is doing when they destroy these public institutions,” said Ian Robson, NFU Board member from Manitoba.

Annonce des récipiendaires des bourses d'études de l'Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B.

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 agriculture ou dans un sujet connexe.

National Farmers Union in NB Scholarship Recipients Announced

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 Culberson, of Waterville, Carleton County, made the announcement at the National Farmers Union Region 1 Annual Convention on August 11, 2015. 
Jacob Tjibbe van RoedenJacob Tjibbe van Roeden of Gordonsville is the recipient of the $1000 NFU-NB Scholarship for the daughter or son of an NFU-NB member entering a degree program.

NFU Region 8 Convention

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:30 - 18:00

Union Farmer Newsletter - July 2015

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  • 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, Pipelines and Site C Dam vs Farmland Protection in BC
  • Saskatchewan reviewing farmland ownership law










NFU Submission to Saskatchewan Government Consultation on Farmland Ownership

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 is seeking the input of Saskatchewan’s people on this important topic.
The NFU is a non-partisan, nation-wide, democratic organization made up of thousands of farm families from across Canada who produce a wide variety of commodities.

Convention de la Région 1 (Maritimes) de l'UNF

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:00 - 16:00
Nous vous invitons à participer à la Convention annuelle 2015 de la Région 1, le jeudi, 11 août 2015 au Milton Community Hall, Milton, à l'ÎPÉ (empruntez l'Autoroute #2ouest à partir de Charlottetown sur une distance de 8 km; tournezà droite sur l'Autoroute #7 en direction de Cavendish – l'édifice est seulement à quelques kilomètres du côté gauche).
L'inscription commencera à 9h00. La Convention va commencer à 9h30 et prendra fin à 16h00. Le droit d'inscription est de 20 $ (y compris le diner).

NFU Region 1 (Maritimes) Annual Convention

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:00 - 16:00
You are invited to attend the 2015 Region 1 Annual Convention on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Milton Community Hall, Milton, PEI (take Highway #2 west from Charlottetown and travel 8 km; turn right on Highway #7 towards Cavendish – the hall is just a few km on the left). 
Registration will take place at 9:00 A.M.  The Convention will commence at 9:30 A.M.