National Farmers Union (Canada)

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The National Farmers Union of Canada (NFU) is an organization set up by Canadian farmers. It is headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is descended from the United Farmers of Canada which was a loose federation of militant farmers' organizations. It was created as the Interprovincial Farm Union Council (IFUC) in 1945 to co-ordinate activities between provincial bodies, particularly the Alberta Farmers Union and the United Farmers of Canada (Saskatchewan Section) who were planning a farmers' strike if grievances on farm prices and marketing problems were not solved.[1] In 1960 it was renamed the National Farmers Union and in 1969 it was refounded with a national convention as a direct membership organization.[2]

The NFU has become known in recent years for its vehement support of the Canadian Wheat Board's monopsony on Western Canadian barley and non-feed wheat.

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