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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 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 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 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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THE NFU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS PRAIRIE FARM FLOODING CRISIS

Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to address the flooding crisis affecting many farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Seeding in Southwestern Manitoba is only 30 percent complete and as low as 5 percent in some areas, due to heavy rainfall and flooding of the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba. It is clear that some farmers there won’t be able to plant a single acre this year.

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Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2011

Download the Spring 2011 issue of Union Farmer Quarterly (9MB)

Table of Contents:

  • Presidential and Regional Reports
  • What do we know about Enviropig™?
  • CETA must be stopped!
  • NOUMINREN AND SHOKKENREN: A Visit to Japan
  • Growing Forward II may leave farmers and eaters with nothing to eat
  • Are Farmers’ Markets fooling us?
  • The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing: Charly Allen

 

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NFU SAYS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED

Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the Harper Conservative government to adhere to its promise to let farmers decide the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). During the election campaign, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said that it was up to farmers to decide the future of the CWB. Yesterday Ritz contradicted that position by stating that the Conservative government is going to end the CWB single desk through changes to legislation in the fall. “Clearly the Conservative government cannot be trusted.

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NFU CALLS ON HARPER GOVERNMENT TO BE HONEST ABOUT CWB

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union is calling on the Harper Conservative government to be honest about the Canadian Wheat Board. On Wednesday returning Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated that the Conservative Government intends to remove the CWB’s single desk through changes to legislation in the fall. He also stated that the CWB would continue to be an option for farmers after the changes, and that farmers would be better off without the single desk. “Ritz is not being honest with farmers.

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NFU CALLS ON HOEPPNER TO CORRECT HER STATEMENT ON CWB'S SINGLE DESK

Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner to correct recent comments she made about the CWB’s single desk selling advantage. On Wednesday May 4th, Hoeppner told CBC, “I can tell you, in my riding, a lot of farmers, all they're asking for is the choice. They don't want to end the monopoly.”

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