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NFU disappointed in position taken by Sask, Alberta and BC Agriculture Ministers regarding CWB

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “The position taken by these three provincial governments is very troubling on a number of counts.

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NFU calls on Minister Ritz to quit hiding behind closed doors

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The livestock crisis

Toward a New Analysis and New Solutions

CONTAMINATED MEAT RECALL FOCUSES ATTENTION ON BROKEN BEEF SECTOR

Punishing. This is what cattle farmers are saying about how the E. coli O157 contamination of beef at XL Foods is affecting them. They are losing sales and receiving lower prices for their livestock as a result of CFIA’s closure of the XL plant. Farmers say that the livestock leaving their farms are safe. Food safety issues only enter the system downstream of the farmer.

About the National Farmers Union

The following are common questions about the Canadian Wheat Board along with brief answers. For more detailed information from the CWB or the National Farmers Union see the websites at www.nfu.ca or www.cwb.ca, phone your CWB Director or call the NFU at (306) 652-9465.

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NFU DISAPPOINTED IN POSITION TAKEN BY SASK, ALBERTA, AND BC AGRICULTURE MINISTERS REGARDING CWB

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “The position taken by these three provincial governments is very troubling on a number of counts.

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NFU SUPPORTS CWB’S DECISION TO HOLD FARMER PLEBISCITE

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its support for the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) upcoming plebiscite among Western Canada’s wheat and barley farmers on the future of its single desk. “The NFU strongly encourages all wheat and barley farmers to participate in the CWB’s plebiscite. It is very important that the democratic rights of farmers are realized,” stated NFU President Terry Boehm.

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NFU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR CATTLE FARMERS

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to provide assistance for cattle farmers who have suffered severe economic losses as a result of flooding. A total of 10 million acres went unseeded in Manitoba and Saskatchewan last year, and current projections are for between 6-8 million this year.

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NFU Letter to Canada Post

24 June 2011

Mr. Deepak Chopra
President and CEO
Canada Post Corporation
Email: deepak.chopra@canadapost.postescanada.ca

Dear Mr. Chopra

On behalf of The National Farmers Union (NFU), I would like to encourage you to return to the bargaining table with CUPW. The NFU is the only voluntary, direct- membership national farm organization in Canada. Our organization represents thousands of farm families across the country.

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NFU PRESIDENT DOING SPEAKING TOUR OF ONTARIO ON CANADA-EU TRADE AGREEMENT

Guelph, Ontario – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Terry Boehm will be conducting a speaking tour of Southern Ontario in late June, to draw attention to the dangers posed by the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between Canada and the European Union. “The CETA agreement is really a corporate bill of rights. It is more far-reaching than any trade agreement we have ever had before. Mr.

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NFU SUPPORTS MANITOBA GOVERNMENT’S STAND ON CWB

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its support for the Manitoba Government’s campaign against the federal government’s plan to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. On Monday morning, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger launched the campaign at the CWB’s head office in Winnipeg by stating that a farmer plebiscite is necessary before any changes to the CWB are considered.

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