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NFU commemorates International Women’s Day

Saskatchewan  women celebrate knowledge of and leadership in the food arena

Saskatoon, SK – Saskatchewan women will join thousands of women around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day on and around March 8. One of the activities in Saskatchewan will be a series of interactive workshops, Mentoring Women in their Food Story: Planting the Seeds of Leadership Together, organized by the NFU Women’s Advisory with funding from Saskatchewan Status of Women.

Region 1, District 1 Convention

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 09:30

Region 1, District 1 Annual District Convention will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at The Dutch Inn in North River, P.E.I.  In case of a storm, the convention will be held on Friday, April 12th.

NFU Region 6 (Sask.), District 3 Convention

Date: 
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 09:00 - 17:00

The Region 6, District 3  Annual District Convention will be held on

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
at the Cantuar Community Hall,
Cantuar, Sask.

Guest speakers will be

Beef and Pork Access a Red Herring in CETA negotiations, says NFU

(Saskatoon, SK)– CETA negotiations have ground to a standstill with Canada claiming that the stumbling block is the EU’s unwillingness to provide market access for our hormone-free beef and pork. NFU research shows this claim to be hollow.

“Canada already has more access for both products than our exporters have used,” stated Jan Slomp, NFU Region 7 (Alberta) Coordinator. “Furthermore, our data clearly shows that farmers do not benefit from policies that focus on ever-increasing trade.”  

Op Ed: "Hey CSIS – here’s my number. Farmers are not Terrorists" by Paul Slomp

Last night, I nearly fell off my chair while reading this piece in the Guardian Weekly, “Canada’s spy chiefs target anti-frackers,” by Stephen Leahy, (Feb. 22nd, 2013). Apparently “monitoring of environmental activists in Canada by police and security agencies has become the ‘new normal’...

Fact Sheet: Will CETA help family farmers in Canada?

According to media reports, the last stages of negotiating the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are stalled due to a few very difficult issues, with agriculture being one of the most important. Many business-oriented commentators are framing the matter as stubborn dairy producers getting in the way of their cattle and hog producing neighbours and preventing all of Canada from cashing in on CETA.

A closer look at the situation raises some big questions. 

Growing Forward 2 will Accelerate Globalization, Stall Food Sovereignty, says NFU

(Saskatoon)– The National Farmers Union has studied GF2 and published a new brief, Growing Forward 2 – Accelerating Globalization, Stalling Food Sovereignty: Implications of the GF2 Strategic Initiatives Suite. “Our study shows that Growing Forward 2’s five-year “Strategic Initiatives” policy framework will intensify globalization and increase corporate control of agriculture while leaving the interests of farmers and consumers – and health of the land itself – on the sidelines,” said Colleen Ross, NFU Vice Pres

Yorkton - Mentoring Women in their Food Story: Planting the Seeds of Leadership

Date: 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:00 - 16:00

An International Women’s Day Event in Yorkton sponsored by National Farmers Union.

Regina - Mentoring Women in their Food Story: Planting the Seeds of Leadership

Date: 
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 10:00 - 16:00

An International Women’s Day Event in Regina sponsored by National Farmers Union.

Cut Knife - Mentoring Women in their Food Story: Planting the Seeds of Leadership

Date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:00 - 16:00

An International Women’s Day Event in Cut Knife sponsored by National Farmers Union.