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International Women's Day Activities - Kamsack (March 11) and Cut Knife (March 19)

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 18:00 - 21:00




International Women’s Day

Communities in Action:  Ending Violence Against Women


Strength & Resilience of Indigenous Women”

through sharing circles, stories, art, song, flea market 

Come hear women tell their story 

Bring your art for display &/or sale.


March 11, 2017

Keeseekoose Full Gospel Church

10 km. north of Kamsack

6:00 p.m.

Tea & Bannock

For more info contact:

NFU Response to European Parliament provisional ratification of CETA

CETA is a false solution to economic and political woes
By Jan Slomp,
President, National Farmers Union
Since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, a shocking list of executive orders is making people around the world uneasy about unpredictable days ahead. Democracy and civil liberties are in peril. It is reasonable for Canadian and European officials to respond with concern to Trump's aberrations. But it appears that, fearing the uncertainty, they have rushed to ratify CETA.
The deal offers the language of prosperity and progress, but in reality, accelerates income inequality and grassroots unrest. Both Canadian and European politicians fail to understand that decades of free trade-like policies have deprived too many US citizens of their economic sustenance and thereby helped to elect Donald Trump.

2017 NFU Region 3 (Ontario) Convention/NFU-O Annual Meeting

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:00 - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 15:30
2017 NFU Region 3 (Ontario) Convention/NFU-O Annual Meeting
Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, 2017
Pioneer Lecture Theatre
Rudy H. Brown, Rural Development Centre, Ridgetown College
120 Main Street East
Ridgetown, ON
Friday, March 3
7:30 p.m. - Film: Living in a Food Desert, doors open at 7:00 p.m
Tickets are $10.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email: or call 1-888-832-9638 if you would like to attend but funds are a barrier.
Across Virginia - from Hampton to Richmond, Petersburg to Lynchburg to Wise County and all points in between - approximately 17.8 percent of Virginia's population live in a food desert.

Fonds de pension et accaparement des terres au Brésil

M. Michael Sabia, 
Président et chef de la direction
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
M. Gordon J. Fyfe
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation 
M. Sabia, M. Fyfe,
En tant qu’organisations canadiennes préoccupées par la justice sociale, ici au Canada et dans les pays du Sud, nous demandons que la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) et la British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) s’abstiennent d’investissements futurs dans le fonds international d'acquisition de terres agricoles du TIAA-CREF’s et qu’elles suspendent tout autre investissement spéculatif dans les terres agricoles.

Call to Pension Funds - Stop Landgrabbing in Brazil

Mr. Michael Sabia,
President and CEO
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec,
Mr. Gordon J. Fyfe
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
Dear Mr. Sabia and Mr. Fyfe,
As Canadian organizations concerned about social justice, here in Canada and in the Global South, we are asking that the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and theBritish Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) refrain from further investment in TIAA-CREF’s global farmland funds and suspend other speculative farmland investments.

NFU Solidarity with Palestinian Farmers

Solidarity with Palestinian Farmers for an End to the Annexation and Colonization of Palestine

(Saskatoon, February 3, 2017) - As a member of the global farmer movement, La Vía Campesina, the National Farmers Union (NFU) builds solidarity with farmers internationally. The NFU is therefore deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Palestinian farmers given recent attacks on their land and human rights.  

NFU submission to PMRA on the Proposed Decision on Imidacloprid

Comments submitted to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency  by the National Farmers Union on the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-20, Imidacloprid 
PMRA's full consultation document on the proposed Imidacloprid regulatory decision 
PDF version of NFU submission
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is Canada’s largest voluntary direct membership farm organization representing family farmers from across the country in all sectors of agriculture.

Manitoba NFU Youth and Young Agrarians Mixer & Potluck

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 15:00 - 18:00
Great Hall at Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB - Feb 11th - 3pm to 6pm
NFU youth & young agrarians mixer - an event for young, new and aspiring farmers!!!
We're bringing together young, new, and aspiring small farmers to socialize, share and support each other in our farming endeavours. Join us for a potluck and farm slideshows.

Op-Ed: Free Trade, Rural Canada and How to keep Canada from being Trumped

by Jan Slomp
Over the decades since the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and later, NAFTA, was signed, Canadian agriculture has undergone a significant shift. There was once a multitude of diverse local and regional economic drivers, but now we have a “one size fits all” export-driven, low-priced commodity production model. Farm capital needs have sky-rocketed as illustrated by the massive $90 billion farm debt. Off-farm investors control more and more of Canada’s farmland. Production – per farm, per acre and per worker -- continues to go up. And that production became increasingly export and transport dependent as NAFTA-driven deregulation accelerated consolidation and transnational ownership of handling and processing facilities.

Choice of Voice needed for Manitoba Farmers on Agriculture Issues

(Winnipeg, Jan. 18, 2017) - National Farmers Union Region 5 (Manitoba) states that the current stable funding model for General Farm Organizations (GFO) to represent Manitoba farmers’ voices on agriculture issues needs a serious fix.
On January 17, 2017, Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Ralph Eichler, announced he would hold consultations to find a better way to help farm organizations receive funding from farmers.
The current membership check-off model in Manitoba is cumbersome, not free of corporate influence, and cannot represent a diversity of farmers because it is limited to those who deliver grain to elevators.