Pat Martin Asks Agriculture Minister: Have You Lost Your Freaking Mind?

Posted on Dec 2, 2014

Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin returned to his raucous ways during question period on Tuesday, asking Conservative minister Gerry Ritz if he...

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Canadian Wheat Board prepares for corporate takeover

Posted on Dec 1, 2014

They called it “Marketing Freedom Day”: Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in a Saskatchewan field and vowed that Prairie grain farmers...

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Farmers want majority ownership of CWB

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

SASKATOON — Farmers of North America (“FNA”), a Saskatoon based organization representing more than 10,000 farmers across Canada, today...

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CWB rejects bid by Saskatchewan group for assets

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

Investment banker says FNA wasn’t given fair shot AN offer led by a Saskatchewan group called Farmers of North America to create a...

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FNA bid for CWB unsuccessful

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

An attempt by Farmers of North to acquire a controlling share in CWB has failed. In an Oct 27 news release, FNA said its bid was “rejected...

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Farmers will have ownership in a privatized CWB

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

Western Canadian farmers will have an ownership stake in CWB after it is privatized, regardless of which company is selected as the...

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CWB rejects FNA bid for assets

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

A bid by Farmers of North America (FNA) and AgraCity Crop Nutrition to acquire the CWB has been rejected. “It is very disappointing,” said...

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CWB rejects Farmers of North America’s bid for assets

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

A bid by Farmers of North America (FNA) and AgraCity Crop & Nutrition to acquire the CWB has been rejected. “It is very...

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Restless farmers and the Prairie grain business

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

While the percentage of grain buyers in heaven may only be slightly higher than that for railroaders, the stories that grandpa (or now...

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FNA wants more time for CWB bid

Posted on Oct 24, 2014

Is a sale being sped up ahead of the next federal election? Farmers of North America (FNA) says with harvest delays it needs another six...

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Tendering process underway for CWB’s future

Posted on Oct 23, 2014

CWB has initiated a formal tendering process aimed at identifying a potential corporate partner interested in either buying the company,...

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Farmers face dilemma in buying CWB

Posted on Oct 18, 2014

Short of bad weather and funerals, there isn’t much that would convince farmers to leave their fields and head to town in the middle...

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Farmers act quickly to support new grain business

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

SASKATOON — Farmers of North America (“FNA”), a Saskatoon based organization representing more than 10,000 farmers across Canada, today...

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Alliance wants to buy CWB

Posted on Oct 11, 2014

Genesis Grain & Fertilizer seeking to drum up $380M A farmer business alliance called Farmers of North America is about to formalize a...

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Time for CWB to outline goals of privatized marketing system

Posted on Oct 10, 2014

It would be good to know what the federal government and the managers of CWB see as the mission of a privatized CWB.
 Is it simply to have...

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FNA reveals plans to buy control of CWB

Posted on Oct 10, 2014

A Saskatoon-based organization is hoping prairie farmers will open their wallets and throw their support behind a plan to acquire a...

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CWB Rejects Bid by Farmers

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

SASKATOON – Farmers of North America (FNA) and AgraCity Crop & Nutrition have learned their bid to acquire the CWB was rejected by CWB...

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Price disparity sparks anger

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

Growers are becoming increasingly annoyed by the huge disparity in grain prices between Canada and the United States. “The best price I...

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Secrecy on sale of CWB raises concerns

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

Farm groups sense that the CWB privatization process is underway and are miffed they are being kept out of the loop.
 “We see this process...

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FNA holding meetings on grain company

Posted on Oct 1, 2014

Initial interest in a farmer owned grain-handling and fertilizer company have been strong. Farmers of North America Spokesman Bob Friesen...

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FNA Holds Fertilizer Meetings

Posted on Sep 28, 2014

Now that harvest is wrapped up, Farmers of North America have been conducting meetings throughout the region to teach producers the...

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You want HOW much for fertilizer?

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

A group of Canadian farmers wants to build a for-profit business that will get them better prices for grain and lower transport costs. Oh,...

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Farmers look beyond tough times with Wheat Board privatization

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

For decades, Prairie farmers had just one buyer when it came time to sell their wheat and barley: the Canadian Wheat Board. So when the...

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Farmers look beyond tough times with Wheat Board privatization

Posted on Sep 22, 2014

For decades, Prairie farmers had just one buyer when it came time to sell their wheat and barley: the Canadian Wheat Board. So when the...

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