The NFU's Policy Development Process
The National Farmers Union develops its positions on agricultural policy matters through a democratic process. Policy recommendations are debated and passed at the NFU's National Convention each year. Many of the resulting positions are more fully developed through research and analysis into briefs and policy statements. We then present these documents to the relevant decision-makers and circulate them to members, the media and the general public in order to advance a critical perspective on existing government policies and to promote alternatives which support the advancement of family farms and food sovereignty in Canada and internationally.
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What is the NFU?
The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership voluntary organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals. It is the only farm organization incorporated through an Act of Parliament.
NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems, and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions. The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food-producing unit in Canada.