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Union Farmer Newsletter - April 2012

NFU Response to Proposed Amendments to the Canada Grain Act in regard to the Canadian Grain Commission

The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to respond to proposed changes to the Canada Grain Act that would affect the Canadian Grain Commission and ultimately grain producers. The NFU is Canada’s largest democratic national voluntary direct membership organization. It is financed almost entirely by membership dues and member donations.  The NFU is made up of members from across the country, many of whom are grain producers. The NFU works for economic and social justice for family farmers.

Response to Proposed Amendments to the Canada Grain Act in regard to the Canadian Grain Commission

The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to respond to proposed changes to the Canada Grain Act that would affect the Canadian Grain Commission and ultimately grain producers. The NFU is Canada’s largest democratic national voluntary direct membership organization. It is financed almost entirely by membership dues and member donations.  The NFU is made up of members from across the country, many of whom are grain producers. The NFU works for economic and social justice for family farmers.

Region 5 (Manitoba) Convention

Date: 
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 13:00 - 17:00

July 14, 2012 – Region 5 Convention, 1 to 5 PM at the Onanole and District Drop-in Centre, Onanole, MB. (Map)  $10.00 per person.

Test Event

Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 13:15 - 14:15

Viterra Sale Helps Global Agribusiness, Not Farmers, says NFU

(Saskatoon, SK) - “The sale of Viterra to Glencore International, and its plans to hive off parts of the company to Richardson International and Agrium Inc., tilts the economic playing field ever more in favour of global agribusiness corporations to the disadvantage of Canadian farmers,” said Terry Boehm, National Farmers Union President.

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NFU in Ontario Website

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Hydraulic Fracking a Danger to Water, Food, Farmland: NFU Calls For Moratorium

(Rimbey, Alberta, February 23, 2012)  “Many farmers in my area who either have direct experience with the destructive nature of hydro-fracking technology on their water wells, or who have neighbours who have been affected have come to me with their concerns” says Jan Slomp, Rimbey area dairy farmer and Region 7 (Alberta) Coordinator for the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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