Media

2011

Mar 27, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ont. – The current round of Growing Forward II consultations are far too focussed on the development of export markets and almost completely ignore Canada’s domestic market, says the National Farmers Union (NFU). “There is almost no opportunity to discuss domestic food...
Mar 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 3 Spring Convention and Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday March 5th at the Canadian Italian Club in Guelph, Ontario. Built around the theme of 'Who Has the Power?”, the convention speakers addressed both situations...
Mar 9, 2011 File(s) attached
Genetically modified alfalfa will destroy Canada’s crop and livestock markets very soon unless our politicians show leadership and wisdom by supporting the MOTION calling for a moratorium on the approval of GM alfalfa, SAID THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION (NFU) . The MOTION was presented by...
Mar 7, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth will meet in Saanich, B.C. from March 10-12, 2011 for the Fourth Annual NFU Youth Leadership Workshop. The meeting will include debate on the current issues and policy of the NFU Youth, local farm tours, and dialogue with a number of local...
Feb 17, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, SK – Alberta beef packers are receiving yet another round of subsidies from the Alberta and federal governments. On February 11th an announcement was made that XL Foods (a Nilsson Bros. company) will receive $1.6 million in Growing Forward/ALMA funding over the next two years to...
Feb 14, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, SK – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme displeasure that the Conservative government is once again attempting to meddle in the operations of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Last week, Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz criticized the CWB for the...
Feb 10, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, SK – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its disappointment that Bill C-474 was voted down in the House of Commons yesterday evening. “This bill is a clear loss for Canadian farmers, and a clear win for corporations like Monsanto and Syngenta whose only concern is...
Feb 7, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, SK – The NFU is urging all MPs to vote in favour of Bill C-474 in the House of Commons in Ottawa tomorrow. Bill C-474 would require that an examination of potential harm to export markets be undertaken before the sale of any new genetically modified seed is allowed. “...
Jan 18, 2011 File(s) attached
Saskatoon, Sask. ─ National Farmers Union (NFU) President Terry Boehm has joined the coalition of organizations called the Trade Justice Network in protesting the latest round of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations taking place in Brussels this week. "I will be...

2010

Dec 31, 2010
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2009

Jul 9, 2009
(JULY 9, 2009) The federal government has changed the variety registration system regulations in spite of widespread opposition and concerns. The variety registration system is a system where new plant varieties are independently tested and judged on their performance and merit by recommending...
Jan 27, 2009 File(s) attached
  The federal budget released by the Harper Government fails to address the deepening financial crisis facing Canada’s family farmers, says Stewart Wells, President of the National Farmers Union (NFU). In the budget, the Harper Government promised $50 million over the next three years to...
Jan 12, 2009
January 12, 2009 - The Alberta Government must respect the wishes of farmers and stop spending taxpayers’ money on a campaign to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), says Doug Scott, a Board member of the National Farmers Union (NFU). The Alberta Government must respect the wishes...