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.
THE NFU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS PRAIRIE FARM FLOODING CRISIS
Saskatoon, Sask. - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the federal government to address the flooding crisis affecting many farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Seeding in Southwestern Manitoba is only 30 percent complete and as low as 5 percent in some areas, due to heavy rainfall and flooding of the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba. It is clear that some farmers there won’t be able to plant a single acre this year.
NFU SAYS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED
Guelph, Ontario – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the Harper Conservative government to adhere to its promise to let farmers decide the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). During the election campaign, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said that it was up to farmers to decide the future of the CWB. Yesterday Ritz contradicted that position by stating that the Conservative government is going to end the CWB single desk through changes to legislation in the fall. “Clearly the Conservative government cannot be trusted.
NFU CALLS ON HARPER GOVERNMENT TO BE HONEST ABOUT CWB
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union is calling on the Harper Conservative government to be honest about the Canadian Wheat Board. On Wednesday returning Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated that the Conservative Government intends to remove the CWB’s single desk through changes to legislation in the fall. He also stated that the CWB would continue to be an option for farmers after the changes, and that farmers would be better off without the single desk. “Ritz is not being honest with farmers.
NFU CALLS ON HOEPPNER TO CORRECT HER STATEMENT ON CWB’S SINGLE DESK
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner to correct recent comments she made about the CWB’s single desk selling advantage. On Wednesday May 4<span class="s1"<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanth</span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span, Hoeppner told CBC, “I <span class="s2"<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spancan tell you, in my riding, a lot of farmers, all they're asking for is the choice. They don't want to end the monopoly.”</span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span
FARMERS, NOT GOVERNMENT, SHOULD DECIDE CWB FUTURE
Saskatoon, Sask. – The NFU is calling on the new Harper majority government to respect to the wishes of Western Canadian farmers regarding the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single-desk selling advantage.
NFU RECOMMENDS THAT THE HIGHLANDS COMPANIES’ APPLICATION FOR MELANCTHON QUARRY BE REJECTED
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has sent a letter to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources this week, recommending that it decline the application made by The Highlands Companies for the Melancthon Quarry. The Melancthon Quarry is located underneath prime agricultural land, best suited for feeding the people of Ontario. “Each year more and more prime farmland is exploited for industrial uses like aggregate extraction,” stated NFU Board Member Ann Slater.
JOE DAMA APPOINTED NEW REGIONAL COORDINATOR FOR ONTARIO
Saskatoon, Sask. – The Executive of the National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to announce that Joe Dama has been appointed the Regional Coordinator for Ontario. Dama farms in Essex County, and brings a wealth of experience to the new position. Dama takes over from Sean McGivern, who resigned after serving as Regional Coordinator over the previous year.
NFU SUBMITS RECOMMENDATIONS ON AGRICULTURE-WILDLIFE CONFLICT STRATEGY
Guelph, Ont. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has submitted a list of recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFA) regarding the Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy. The recommendations are based on resolutions passed at the 2010 and 2011 Ontario regional conventions.