When the Canadian Wheat Board went down Down Under
<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanBy Cathy Holtslander Director of Research and Policy, National Farmers Union</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanBy now prairie wheat and barley producers should have their ballots for the Canadian Wheat Board plebiscite which asks whether they want to keep the single desk marketing system for their crops. It is a good time to hear about how Australia’s wheat board single desk ended, and how that has worked out for farmers and grain companies.
NFU disappointed in position taken by Sask, Alberta and BC Agriculture Ministers regarding CWB
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “The position taken by these three provincial governments is very troubling on a number of counts.
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NFU DISAPPOINTED IN POSITION TAKEN BY SASK, ALBERTA, AND BC AGRICULTURE MINISTERS REGARDING CWB
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “The position taken by these three provincial governments is very troubling on a number of counts.
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.
NFU Letter to Canada Post
24 June 2011Mr. Deepak Chopra President and CEO Canada Post Corporation Email: deepak.chopra@canadapost.postescanada.caDear Mr. ChopraOn 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.
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.
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.
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.