Request for investigation of fertilizer pricing in Canada
On January 12, the NFU sent the following letter asking the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food to launch an investigation into fertilizer prices. Dear Mr. Blois, RE: Request for investigation of fertilizer pricing in Canada The National Farmers Union (NFU) is concerned about possible profiteering by fertilizer companies.
Letter to BC’s Agriculture Minister—Urgent Need for Agri-Recovery
Dear Minister Popham, RE: Urgent need for Agri-Recovery British Columbia’s ranchers are in desperate need of Agri-Recovery funds. On December 15 you urged producers to save receipts while the BC and federal governments worked out the details of emergency support. Weeks later, farmers and ranchers are still waiting, and the need for help is beyond
NFU asks AB and SK to allow late enrollment in AgriStability
Dear Minister Marit/Minister Horner RE: Late enrollment in AgriStability The National Farmers Union (NFU) is requesting that you trigger late-enrollment in the AgriStability Program for your province’s farmers and ranchers for the 2021 season, one of the most challenging on record. Many farmers made a business decision to forward contract a portion of their crop.
NFU asks PM to address ag crises in Minster’s mandate
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau The National Farmers Union would like to extend our congratulations to you for your successful re-election, as well as to all newly-elected and returning Members of Parliament. We also extend our appreciation to all candidates who participated in the election. Agriculture policy is fundamental to Canada’s economic, social and environmental well-being.
NFU urges Saskatchewan to declare National Day for Truth and Reconciliation holiday
Dear Premier Moe, National Farmers Union Region 6, Saskatchewan, urges the Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Party, and the Saskatchewan NDP to join in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to declare 30 September a statutory holiday. The Canadian government has recognized the importance of Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation by proclaiming
Federal Election 2021: Ag Platforms of the Major Parties
The following is an overview of party platforms pertaining to agriculture, as of August 31, 2021, for the four largest national parties (in alphabetical order). Conservative Party The Conservatives have a detailed agricultural platform. The Party’s 83-page Canada’s Recovery Plan promises, in part, to: Respect and defend supply management … and ensure that farming families
Win for Farmers and NFU: Federal Gov’t Announces Details of Three Major Ag Emission-Reduction and Climate-Resilience Programs
In its April Budget, the Federal Government announced several programs to help farmers transition to lower-emission, climate-adaptive production systems.  Recently, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provided details on three such programs. On August 12, AAFC announced a “call for proposals” for a $200-million On-Farm Climate Action Fund.  The Fund will underpin programs to support farmers
Open letter: Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO
This letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10, 2021.  Dear Prime Minister, Since the beginning of the pandemic, world leaders have repeatedly spoken of the need for global solidarity to get us all through this once-in-a-century health crisis. You were among the first to call for global equal access to COVID-19 health technologies.
March 8th International Women’s Day message
The National Farmers Union Invites you to stand and celebrate International Women’s Day with one another, and all women of the world.  We lend our voices in solidarity and unity with those of our sisters in La Via Campesina and other global social movements, and to the women organizing in communities everywhere. We honour those
National Farmers Union congratulates Beef Farmers of Ontario
January 22, 2021 To: Beef Farmers of Ontario via email: info@ontariobeef.com When the Beef Farmers of Ontario recently passed their policy calling for more diversity, equity, and inclusion in agriculture, they took a great step forward and set a great example for other commodity organizations in Ontario and across the country. “The NFU would like
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