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NFU in New Brunswick AGM

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 09:00 - 17:00

Want to learn more about contract cropping? agricultural co-ops?

Join New Brunswick farmers, farm family members and food enthusiasts from across the province for the

CETA Investor-State Dispute Settlement process “anti-democratic, unnecessary and unfair,” says NFU

(Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union is among the labour, environmental, Indigenous, women’s, academic, health sector and fair trade organizations representing over 65 million people from both sides of the Atlantic that have signed a joint statement demanding that Canada and the EU stop negotiating an excessive and controversial investor rights chapter in the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Are Our Pensions Retiring the Family Farm? Op Ed by Matt Gehl

In recent years, pension funds have started buying up farmland around the world, seeing it as a safe, long-term investment. Farmland investment companies like AgCapita, Assiniboia Capital, Bonnefield Financial and Prairie Merchants are sowing the seeds of speculation across the prairies. Saskatchewan, with our low land prices and a farming population averaging 58 years old, is shaping up to be very fertile ground for them.

National Farmers Union in Ontario Looks Forward to Working with New Premier and Ag Minister

Guelph, ON:  The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) sent a letter last week to Premier Kathleen Wynne welcoming her to the position of Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In particular, the letter highlighted Premier Wynne's promise to re-introduce an improved Local Food Act.

National Farmers Union Region 3 Convention/NFU-Ontario AGM

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 08:30 - 17:00
Working with other civil society organizations to push for
the democratic principles of food sovereignty
Panel discussion with Stuart Trew, Jodi Koberinski, Melisa Luymes
  • Stuart Trew is the Trade Campaigner with the Council of Canadians.

National Farmers Union in Ontario Calls for Improvements to Hay and Pasture Insurance

(Guelph)-  “Memories of the hot dry summer of 2012 may be dim now, as Ontarians cope with this week’s cold and snow, but the effects of the drought are still making life difficult for livestock farmers,” said Ken Mills, Middlesex County farmer and NFU-Ontario Youth Advisor.

Letter to Ontario Ag Minister - Hay and Pasture Insurance, AgriRecovery and Hay East

Dear Minister McMeekin:

The National Farmers Union-Ontario (NFU-O) is a direct-membership, non-partisan national
farm organization which represents over two thousand farmers in Ontario. The NFU-O works
toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain family farms as the
primary food-producers in Ontario and across Canada.

First, on behalf of NFU-O members we would like to acknowledge the following support from
your government:

NFU asks CWB: What were you thinking? CWB’s new marketing campaign offends farmers

Saskatoon, SK:  “What an image of a long-legged woman straddling a fence has to do with selling grain is beyond me,” says Joan Brady, NFU Women’s President. “The ad is offensive, and likely to cause farmers to market their grain elsewhere.”

NFU Vows to Continue Quest for Accountability on CWB

The NFU is extremely disappointed with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada not to hear the appeal as to whether the government had acted improperly by abolishing the CWB single desk without holding a farmer plebiscite.

National Farmers Union in Solidarity with Idle No More

Saskatoon: “The NFU is proud to declare its solidarity with Idle No More, which is bringing people together from across Canada to stop the Harper government from riding roughshod over our collective rights,” says Glenn Tait, NFU National Board member.  “We want a better Canada.”