National Farmers Union
The National Farmers Union, founded 1969, was a voluntary organization of farm families. The NFU is democratically structured to assure members full control at all levels. Objectives include the betterment of the social and economic status of farmers through education, legislation and agricultural marketing structures, and reduction of costs and service charges. As a general farm organization, the NFU promotes policies that will resolve conflicts of interest between regions and between producers of various commodities. Incorporated through a 1970 Act of Parliament, the NFU was founded in July 1969 through an amalgamation of provincial farm unions in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and BC. It also has members in both the Maritimes and Alberta.
See also CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT.