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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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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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Seed Saver Campaign

The rights of farmers and other Canadians to save, reuse, exchange, and sell seeds are under attack. The NFU is fighting back for our rights. Please see the NFU Seeds Factsheets for an overview of this issue and for information on the NFU’s campaign and how you can get involved. Also, please consider collecting names on our petition (to print out a petition, follow the link below).


The Paul Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing

Working with the family of Paul Beingessner, the National Farmers Union has established an annual literary prize in honour of Paul and his contribution to rural and agricultural journalism. Paul Beingessner was a farmer, an activist, and a writer who defended Canada’s family farms until his tragic death in a farm accident in the spring of 2009. His widely-read and respected weekly columns brought a fresh and progressive perspective to rural and farm issues.

Union Farmer Newsletter - January 2012


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NFU Appalled CAT Workers Threatened With More Than 50% Pay Cut

Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union is offering its full support to Caterpillar workers at the Electro-Motive Plant in London Ontario.

"We are shocked that one of the most profitable corporations in the world, making $1 billion in profits in a single quarter alone, is threatening its workers with a 50% pay cut, as well as cuts to other benefits," said NFU president Terry Boehm. "This is devastating to workers and their families. How are they to cope with a loss of income this severe?" he asked.

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