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Are you a Prince Edward Island farmer interested in joining the NFU?

Are you a Prince Edward Island farmer interested in joining the NFU?
The National Farmers Union is a certified general farm organization under the PEI Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act. If you would like to join the NFU through this program, please complete the Farm Registration Form 2009 (dowload below). Please remember that the deadline for submitting your completed application form is April 1, 2009.

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Viterra Sale a Grim Footnote in History, says NFU

(Saskatoon, SK) - “Today’s shareholder vote approving the sale of Viterra to Glencore International marks a sad day for Canadian farmers,” said Terry Boehm, National Farmers Union President. “Viterra was created from the former wheat pools – co-operatives that were created and owned by four generations of prairie farmers. Now the assets they built are being sold off to an international commodity trader.”

Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2012

Union Farmer Quarterly: Summer 2012

  • Presidential and Regional Reports
  • Organizing in British Columbia
  • Farmers, the Food Chain and Agriculture Policies in Canada in Relation to the Right to Food
  • Governance, mandates and the Canadian Grain Commission
  • UN Committee Adopts Land Guidelines in Rome
  • An active year for the NFU’s International Program Committee (IPC)
  • The Kootenay Country Co-op Story
  • Creating space for

Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Annual Convention

Date: 
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 16:00 - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 16:00

Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Annual Convention

Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food: Visit to Canada from 6 to 16 May 2012, Preliminary Report

On 16 May 2012, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food conveyed to the
Government of Canada his preliminary reflections on his visit. Later that day, he held a
press conference in Ottawa at the National Press Theatre. He opened the press
conference with some preliminary remarks on the visit. The statement is set out here.

Farmers, the Food Chain and Agriculture Policies in Canada in Relation to the Right to Food

Submission of the National Farmers Union of Canada to the  Special Rapporteur On The Right To Food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Mission to Canada, May 2012*

* Note: to view report complete with graphs, please download the PDF version here.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a voluntary direct-membership, non-partisan national farm organization. Founded in 1969, and with roots going back more than a century, the NFU represents thousands of farm families from coast to coast. The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain small and medium sized family farms as the primary food-producers in Canada.

NFU Supports Negotiated Resolution to Strike at CP Rail

Melville, SK.“As farmers we look forward to a speedy resolution to the strike at CP rail,” said Terry Boehm, NFU President. “However, we do support collective bargaining and realize that the right to strike is an important part of the process and it should not be taken away by hasty back-to-work legislation. We are glad that, so far, the government has not interfered, and we hope that the two sides can reach an agreement quickly,” he added.

Are farmers being used as bait?

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield seem to be using farmers as bait to
get the public to swallow the changes to the Fisheries Act included in Bill C‐38, the omnibus Budget
Implementation Act. By suggesting that the federal government is abandoning protection of fish habitat
so that farmers don’t have to deal with red tape when they maintain their irrigation ditches, they have
stretched credibility to the breaking point. And I’m sure that like me, many farmers resent the

Proposed Comprehensive and High‐Level Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan -

Presentation by the National Farmers Union, as a member of Food Secure Canada,

to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade

on the Proposed Comprehensive and High-Level Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan,

Ottawa, Ontario, May 17, 2012.