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2016

Sep 14, 2016
UNF-NB déçu de l’inaction du gouvernement concernant la crise des bleuets sauvages​ en cours ​ (Mercredi, le 14 septembre, 2016) L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick condamne le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick pour son manque d’intérêt et de soutien aux...
Sep 7, 2016
PDF Version   Re: Hearing Order OH-002-2016 File OF-Fac-Oil-E266-2014-01 02 Energy East Project, Asset Transfer and Eastern Mainline Project (the Project) Comment on notices of motion from Strategies Energetiques (SE) and the Association quebecoise de lutte contre las pollution atmospherique (...
Sep 6, 2016
September 6, 2016 - The new NB Economic Growth Plan places new farmers on the list of priority areas to grow New Brunswick’s economy.  The National Farmers Union in NB has been working on and advocating for a comprehensive, interdepartmental effort to create opportunities for new...
Sep 6, 2016
By Dean Harder   Most of us take for granted that the majority of our roads and highways are publicly funded and built at cost in order to serve the overall public good. There is no clamour asking why those roads are not being given away to private companies to let road barons profit from them...
Sep 2, 2016
(Sept. 2, 2016 - Ottawa, ON) National Farmers Union-Ontario members recently attended the public consultation hosted by the National Capital Commission and urged the NCC to protect farmland and increase public agricultural research when formulating their report on the best site for the new Civic...
Aug 17, 2016
(August 17, 2016) On behalf of our members, the National Farmers Union wishes to express our profound sadness over the tragic shooting of Colten Boushie and extend our deepest condolences to his family and community. We join them in mourning the loss of their loved one. As farmers, we condemn the...
Jul 29, 2016
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Jul 22, 2016
Background: On April 1, 2015 the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA agreement.These...
Jul 4, 2016
July 4, 2016 - In advance of the annual conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers to be held in Calgary, July 20-22, 2016, the National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a letter to each of the ministers with input regarding the next agriculture policy framework. In it,...
Jun 28, 2016
PDF Version     June 28, 2016   Hon. Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and AgriFood House of Commons Ottawa, ON   S1A 0A6   Email: lawrence.macaulay@parl.gc.ca   Dear Minister MacAulay:   As you prepare for the annual conference of Federal, Provincial...
Jun 23, 2016
PDF Version   June 23, 2016 Canada Post Review CP 2200 Matane, QC, G4W 0K8        Email: TPSGC.ExamendeSPC-CPCReview.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca                         Dear Task...
Jun 9, 2016
PDF Version   June 9, 2016   The Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6                             ...
Jun 8, 2016
June 8, 2016  KINGSTON, Ontario -- Prison farm supporters welcomed the announcement last week that the federal government will conduct a feasibility study on restoring the Kingston prison farms. "We applaud that Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has included public processes in the...
Jun 2, 2016
(Ottawa – June 2, 2016) - Today, members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) join in solidarity with dairy farmers in concurrent rallies on Parliament Hill and in federal Agriculture Minister MacAulay's constituency, to celebrate International Milk Day, because “Canadian Milk...
May 19, 2016
(May 19, 2016) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) wishes to express sincere condolences to the family of Roy Atkinson, who served as our organization’s first President from 1969 until 1978.   “It is often said that we can see as far as we do today because we stand upon the...
May 3, 2016
By Emery Huszka   When Earl’s announced it could not find a large and consistent enough supply of Canadian beef that met its criteria, there was a quick and emotional backlash. Yet, Earl’s sourcing decision also highlights Canada’s need for a more diversified beef system that...
Apr 26, 2016
(le français suit)   (Fredericton, NB, April 26, 2016 ) – The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick appreciates the government’s commitment to growing the wild blueberry sector.  NB is well positioned for this role we have land, the climate and the people to become the...
Apr 20, 2016
  Le 20 avril, 2016   Communiqué de presse   Des regroupements d’agriculteurs exhortent le ministre de l’Agriculture à stopper la dissémination de semences de luzerne génétiquement modifiée   Longueuil, Ottawa, Saskatoon, le 20 avril 2016 –...
Apr 20, 2016
Response to letter from Minister MacAulay Press Release   Farm Groups Call on Ag Minister to Stop Genetically Modified Alfalfa Seed Release   Longueuil, Ottawa, Saskatoon. April 20, 2016 - Canadian farm organizations representing a diversity of farmers and production...
Apr 13, 2016
PDF Version     April 13, 2016   Hon. Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food House of Commons, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6   Dear Minister MacAulay,          Re: CETA – Cheese market concession denies livelihoods to nearly 400...