Farmers Can’t Do it Alone. What we need to fight the climate crisis. 
In inspiring numbers, young farmers are taking to the land to act on climate – but we know that our individual zeal, commitment, and fighting spirit will not be enough to achieve the drastic reduction in on-farm emissions that we so desperately need. “I can make my own individual actions but what we really need
From the Frontlines: Notes from young farmers in the face of the climate crisis
The climate crisis is the greatest threat facing agriculture today.  As farmers, our livelihood is the land, and that puts us on the frontlines of the climate crisis.  As young farmers in particular, we are grappling with the onset of the climate crisis as a warning sign of what will come to define our lives. 
To Fight the Climate Crisis We Need More Young People On The Land
While it is becoming increasingly precarious to pursue farming as a career, it is also becoming increasingly compelling to do so.  For many young people, farming offers a unique and bold path forward in the face of the MANY converging and compounding crises that threaten our future.   As we explored in “Why I Farm: Reflections
Why I Farm: Reflections on my absurd career choice 
By Laura Fash I never thought I would be a farmer. A lifelong urbanite, my closest encounters with agriculture were my grandpa’s stories about growing up on a dairy farm and blasting by backroad acreage on my dad’s motorcycle. I had zero interest in rural life and couldn’t keep a cactus alive, let alone crops. 
System Change Grounded in Food Sovereignty at the 2015 Climate Talks in Paris
I participated in La Vía Campesina’s international delegation to the United Nations climate meeting (COP21) in Paris, France, from December 5 to 12,  2015.  It was evident that social movement activism is helping us move swiftly and peacefully away from fossil capitalism, with its climate crises, and toward a new social order that prioritizes food and energy sovereignty.
New Farmers Need New Government
There isn’t much talk about agriculture and the farm succession crisis this election. The political calculation seems to be that agriculture is a rural issue and rural issues don’t matter because they don’t swing votes. The assumption being that urban voters, who make up the majority, don’t understand or don’t care much about agriculture.
TPP and the Chickens of Forestville
Once upon a time there was a beautiful henhouse in the deep woods of Forestville. It was a sizable henhouse built on three sturdy pillars that were beautified and strong to protect the chickens from storms and hostile, mostly foreign, predators. The chickens were known in Forestville for their hard work, dedication and pride -- and rightfully so -- as they were in charge of providing eggs, milk and honey for all of Forestville.
Who Benefits, Who Loses from Non-Browning GM Apple
With the recently announced US approval of the genetically modified (GM) "Arctic Apple" along with the current Ag Canada review, BC apple growers are understandably concerned about the potential release of this product into their marketplace.
New Farmer Survey: Reminder & more on sweet prizes!
Calling all farmers and friends of farmers! If you are currently farming, want to be a farmer, or have recently exited farming, we need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to support the next generation of farmers in Canada.
The National New Farmer Coalition needs you!
It should not come as a surprise that Canadian agriculture is facing a demographic crisis. In the 1930s, over thirty percent of the population was involved in food production.
Back to Top