Cattle producers affected by TB quarantine need immediate relief
The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and his provincial counterparts, Hon. Oneil Carlier (Alberta) and Hon. Lyle Stewart (Saskatchewan), to provide immediate relief to cattle farmers affected by the expanding quarantine measures required in response to the discovery of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) infection of six Alberta animals. Read more
NFU Submission on Ground Beef Irradiation
PDF Version August 15, 2016 Bruno RodrigueDirector, Office of Legislative and Regulatory ModernizationHealth Products and Food Branch, Department of HealthPostal Locator: 3105A, Holland CrossTower B, 5th Floor, 1600 Scott StreetOttawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 email:<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span&nbsp Read more
Our beef is not just with Earl’s – a better system is within reach
Earl’s sourcing decision also highlights Canada’s need for a more diversified beef system that would create more value for both farmers and consumers. Read more
UNF Présentation au Comité sénatorial sur les priorités d’accès au marché international
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPrésentation de l’Union nationale des fermiers au Comité sénatorial de l’agriculture et des forêts </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanÉtude sur les priorités d’accès au marché international concernant le secteur agricole et agroalimentaire canadien</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPrésentation du 2 juin 2015</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanversion PDF Lire la transcription officielle de la réunion du Comité du Sénat avec témoin de Terry Boehm L’Union nationale des fermiers (UNF) est une organisation nationale bénévole, non partisane et avec adhésion directe, Read more
NFU brief to Senate study on international market access priorities
The NFU believes that international relations must be based on mutual respect for the whole of each society, that trade can be conducted fairly without destroying the cultural and economic institutions people have built, and that democracy means that people have a real say in the economic choices that affect their lives. We urge that the federal government develop a national food and agriculture policy that reflects these values instead of pursuing the ever-tightening noose of corporate control embodied in the FTAs. Read more
NFU-NB: Plus hauts prix bovins en 10 ans
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 moyenne des ventes de Sussex & Studholm Agricultural Society, au début d'octobre, les prix avaient augmenté de plus de 85 %. Read more
NFU in NB: Cattle prices highest in 10 years
New Brunswick—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 Agricultural Society in early-October prices have increased over 85%. Sales prices were up an average of $.84/lb for bulls and $1.23/lb for steers over the same time last year. Over 50% of NFU-NB members keep cattle and the rise in prices means a stable financial year for many of them. The high prices will particularly benefit farmers with a cow/calf operation; meaning they sell the young cattle at a weight of 500 – 600 pounds. Trends are expected to keep up for at least the next few years due to market demand. Even with positive projections for stable prices, the NFU-NB encourages Read more
Agricultural Impacts of CETA
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food regardingAgricultural Impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade AgreementPDF VersionDecember 5, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to present our views on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The NFU is a non-partisan, nation-wide democratic organization made up of thousands of farm families across Canada who produce a wide variety of commodities, including grains and oilseeds, livestock, dairy, fruits and vegetables. The NFU was founded in 1969. Our mandate is to work for policies designed to: Read more
Farmer Profile: Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta
A profile of farmer and NFU member Blake Hall, from Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta. Read more
NFU letter regarding National Farmed Animal Health Strategy
The Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) states in its 2007-2008 annual report that: “75% of emerging human diseases are zoonotic in origin” and acknowledges that the implications of “animal health” cannot be confined strictly to animal agriculture. Read more
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