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NFU-O and NFU Joint Response to Tribunal Decision

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NFU says Farmers Actually Pay for Infrastructure

Cargill’s announcement of an expansion of railcar spots in Kindersley, SK is being characterized as an investment for farmers. “In reality, it is an investment by farmers,” says Terry Boehm, President of the National Farmers Union.

“Farmers pay for these expansions through what are called Industrial Development Funds. These funds essentially are surcharges that allow the railways to raise the revenue cap and thus, freight rates, to cover the costs of this infrastructure,” he continued.

Proposed Railway Service Legislation a Small Step with Potential Pitfalls, says NFU

Saskatoon, SK—“Today’s announcement of impending legislation to mandate service agreements between railways and shippers indicates that the federal government finally recognizes the need for regulation of the rail sector,” says Terry Boehm, National Farmers Union President.

NFU-O works hard for Ontario farmers - Why is Tribunal getting in the way?

Guelph, ON — On Wednesday, December 5, the NFU-O received a fourth interim order requesting several hundreds of pages of documentation on its activities over the past three years.

NFU-O Asks: Food Sovereignty or Aggregate? (Op-Ed)

by Ann Slater

The Highland Companies' withdrawal of its application to develop a quarry in Melanchton Township presents some interesting food for thought, or maybe that should be gravel for thought.  The most recent deadline to submit comments on the draft Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) was November 23. The PPS provides policy direction to the province and municipalities on matters related to land use planning.  It undergoes a mandated review every five years.

Boehm Re-elected By Acclamation At 43rd Annual NFU National Convention

Boehm Re-elected By Acclamation At 43rd Annual NFU National Convention

Saskatoon, Sask. - Terry Boehm of Allan, Saskatchewan was re-elected President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) by acclamation, at its 43rd annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 24 to 26, 2012.

Colleen Ross of Nelson, BCwas elected as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy).

Paul Slomp of Ottawa, Ontario was acclaimed as NFU 2nd Vice-President (Operations).

Provincial Farm Organization Applauds Government Commitment to Promote Local Food, but Expresses Concern over Future Supply of Clean Water

(Rogersville, N.B.)- Jean-Eudes Chiasson, President of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, has said he is very pleased with the provincial government’s commitment to the value-added food sector and the promotion of local community food products, as stated in the throne speech read on Tuesday, November 27, in Fredericton.

NFU Ontario Submission on Provincial Policy Statement

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