Media

2015

Mar 10, 2015
(March 10, 2015, Saskatoon) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a major new report, Losing Our Grip - 2015 Update, which revisits and expands upon the information and analysis of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt and input financing published by the NFU in 2010. The update was...
Mar 5, 2015
     (March 4, 2015 - Saskatoon)The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined with the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) and other Canadian civil society organizations, who work for public welfare, to call on our federal government to revive the powers of the Bank...
Mar 4, 2015
(March 4, 2015, Saskatoon) - On Tuesday, February 25, Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, became law when it received royal assent. The new law, which brings Canada under the UPOV ’91 plant breeders’ rights regime, will come into force by Cabinet order. From now on, seed companies...
Mar 4, 2015
(March 4, 2015 - Saskatoon) The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined with the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) and other Canadian civil society organizations, who work for public welfare, to call on our federal government to revive the powers of the Bank of Canada to provide...
Feb 13, 2015
(le 12 février, 2015)- Après avoir demandé au gouvernement pendant plusieurs années de mettre en oeuvre une politique sur l'approvisionnement alimentaire local afin d'appuyer la production agricole au Nouveau-Brunswick, l'Union nationale des fermiers au NB, est très heureuse que le...
Feb 13, 2015
(February 12, 2015)- After many years of calling for government to implement a local food policy to support New Brunswick agricultural production, the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is thrilled that MLA David Coon presented the  Local Food Security Bill to the Provincial Legislature...
Feb 9, 2015
(Saskatoon, February 9, 2015) - On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Terry Boehm, Chair of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Seed and Trade Committee appeared as a witness before the Senate's Agriculture and Forestry Committee as part of its study of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act.  ...
Jan 29, 2015
By Ann Slater   In a report published in 2005 on Corporate Profits, the National Farmers Union (NFU) analyzed some of the mechanisms agribusiness corporations, including chemical and seed corporations, use to extract profits from our farms. Two of the mechanisms identified were "cost...
Jan 26, 2015
(JANUARY 26, 2015, DENFIELD) – The National Farmers Union in Ontario has submitted comments on the discussion paper Pollinator Health – A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario. The NFU supports the Ontario government’s...

2014

Dec 19, 2014
(December 19, 2014) - The federal government has issued a call for proposals to transfer and possibly sell off Agriculture Canada cereal crop research and plant breeding germplasm related to the devastating plant disease fusarium.   "The National Farmers Union is deeply distressed by the...
Dec 19, 2014
A Report on the December 18 Agricultural Stakeholder Meeting by Ann Slater, National Farmers Union Vice President (Policy)   On December 18, 2014 the National Farmers Union sent two representatives to the Agricultural Stakeholder Engagement meeting on the Ontario government's Pollinator...
Dec 18, 2014
le 17 décembre, 2014   Les prix pour les bovins sont les plus élevés que les fermiers ont vus depuis 10 ans. Les prix avaient chuté après la crise de la vache folle en 2003, mais ils sont enfin remontés à un niveau où les fermiers sont capables de récupérer les coûts de production. Selon la...
Dec 18, 2014
(December 17, 2014) Cattle prices are the highest that farmers have seen in over ten years.  Prices plummeted after the BSE crisis in 2003 and are finally back up to a level where farmers are able to recover the cost of production.  Based on sales averages from the Sussex & Studholm...
Dec 15, 2014
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Dec 9, 2014
(December 9, 2014, Saskatoon) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased to provide comments on the agricultural impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee. The NFU was invited to...
Dec 4, 2014
(Dec 4, 2014 - Deleau, MB)- The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC to become actively engaged in the federal government’s plan to dispose of the farmer-paid Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) assets.   In a letter sent to the Manitoba...
Dec 2, 2014
November 29, 2014, Saskatoon, SK - Jan Slomp of Rimby, Alberta was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 45th annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 27 to 29, 2014.   Also elected by acclamation were:    ...
Nov 26, 2014
NOVEMBER 26, 2014, Saskatoon, SK - The National Farmers Union welcomes the Ontario government's announcement earlier this week that it is going to take concrete actions to protect pollinators, including limiting the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments in corn and soybeans.   After...
Nov 25, 2014
(November 25, 2014 - Saskatoon, SK) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is sounding the alarm with the passing of Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act omnibus bill yesterday in the House of Commons. “Farmers must now contend with UPOV ’91. UPOV ’91 is one of the most farmer-...
Nov 20, 2014
(November 20, 2014 ) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will impede the implementation of agricultural policy that is in the public interest...