Media

2011

Dec 22, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, ON – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has submitted several recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Energy's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program Two-Year Review. These include requests for a stronger focus on energy conservation and equal rates for ground-mount and roof-top microFIT...
Dec 12, 2011
L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick est heureuse d’annoncer la nomination de Melanie Jellet en tant que Directrice générale, avec entrée en fonction le 1er décembre. Jellett demeure à Murray Corner, mais elle a grandi dans la région de Gaspé, au Québec. Elle est diplômée...
Dec 12, 2011
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Jellett as Executive Director, effective December 1. Jellett is a resident of Murray Corner, but grew up in the Gaspé region of Québec. She is a graduate of Mount Allison University in Sackville, where she...
Dec 8, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The NFU is calling for the resignation of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, after a Federal Court judge ruled that he broke the law when he introduced Bill C- 18 into Parliament without holding a farmer plebiscite. “Minister Ritz has disregarded the majority opinion of...
Dec 7, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that today’s ruling by a Federal Court judge in Winnipeg, is vindication of what it and other farm groups have been saying all along. The judge ruled that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is breaking the law by trying to remove the...
Nov 30, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - Terry Boehm of Allan, Saskatchewan was re-elected President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) by acclamation, at its 42nd annual national convention in London, Ontario last week. Colleen Ross of Iroquois, Ontario was acclaimed as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy). Don Mills of...
Nov 8, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is offering its congratulations to Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party for their victory in the Saskatchewan provincial election yesterday. The Saskatchewan Party was credited with achieving an overwhelming victory, after it captured 64% of the...
Nov 1, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. November 2, 2011 – The NFU is calling on Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to quit hiding behind closed doors as his government steamrolls legislation through Parliament to kill the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Yesterday, several farmers attempted to attend an event at which the...
Oct 18, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the Harper government hasn’t deceived prairie wheat and barley farmers with their dual market rhetoric. “The NFU has always maintained that a dual market is not possible. It’s the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) with...
Oct 4, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) have abandoned the farmers of Manitoba with their recent decision to withdraw from the fight to save the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “Manitoba farmers are upset...
Sep 28, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says the federal government has revealed its true beliefs regarding the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Earlier today, the federal government announced that the CWB would no longer be administering the Advance Payments Program (APP...
Sep 28, 2011 File(s) attached
The National Farmers Union extends our congratulations to GRAIN, which has been honoured with the 2011Right Livelihood Award. The award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, recognizes individuals or organizations for their outstanding vision and work on behalf of our planet and its people....
Sep 28, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the report released by the working group assembled by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is shockingly hollow. In July, Ritz announced the formation of a working group whose purpose was to suggest how the grain marketing system should...
Sep 28, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) mourns the loss of Adrian Ewins, an inspired journalist and a gentleman. We would like to express our condolences to his family, friends, and to all those he worked with. Adrian Ewins was always well respected for the integrity and the...
Sep 11, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to respect Western wheat and barley farmers, who voted in favour of the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk in the recent CWB plebiscite. “Farmers have clearly shown that...
Aug 25, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling the consultation process on CWB dismantlement being conducted by the working group formed by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, a sham. “This was a classic attempt to try and legitimize hasty and destructive decisions. It was...
Aug 21, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) offers its deepest condolences to the family of NDP leader Jack Layton, following his passing this morning. Mr. Layton will be remembered as a tireless leader, who never strayed from his fight for social justice for each and every Canadian...
Aug 8, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is very impressed by the standing room only crowd that attended the public meeting held by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) in Regina last night. “There was clearly a feeling among farmers that we can do something about what the federal...
Aug 8, 2011 File(s) attached
   Write to your Member of Parliament and your MLA expressing your support for the CWB (email or fax a copy to the NFU office)  Write, email or phone your CWB Director with a message of support or with any questions you might have  Make CWB a provincial election issue if your...
Aug 8, 2011 File(s) attached
This column was written by the late Paul Beingessner in 2008. The relationship between the CWB’s single desk authority and the survival of producer car option and the short line railways are not necessarily well understood by everyone. Now that farmers are in a position to vote on the single...