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

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 14:30 - 16:30

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

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

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 10:00 - 16:00

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

NFU Mourns the Passing of Eugene Whelan

SASKATOON, SK:  The National Farmers Union (NFU) wishes to offer its condolences to the family of Eugene Whelan.  When he was Canada’s agriculture minister, Mr. Whelan was unmistakable in his bright green Stetson.

Op Ed: Conference Board Food Strategy Consultation a Smokescreen

For those of us who care deeply about locally based food systems and who recognize the role food can play in strengthening our communities, ecosystems and economies, it can be tempting to jump at each and every opportunity to get a piece of our vision mentioned in larger discussions about food and agriculture. As part of its Canadian Food Strategy project, the Conference Board of Canada is inviting organizations and individuals to public consultations across Canada this winter. The National Farmers Union received such an invitation.

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.