NFU encourages land donations for Community Land Trusts
Canada is facing a farmland crisis. If left unaddressed, it will only worsen as farmer demographics shift drastically over the next decade. The need to address barriers to access for
Next CFIA President must address regulatory capture by industry
According to the media outlet Real Agriculture, Canadian Food Inspection Agency President Siddika Mithani announced her decision to step down effective January 20, 2023 via a letter sent to colleagues
NFU’s Darrin Qualman named to Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Advisory Committee
Saskatoon, SK— Monday, December 12th the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the launch of consultations to develop a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS) in collaboration with a
CGC’s Improved Grain Grading Dispute Resolution Process Helps Farmers, Says NFU
Hanley, SK – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased with the changes to the Canadian Grain Commission’s grain grading dispute resolution service formerly called “Subject to Inspector’s Grade and Dockage”
Croplife involvement in regulation means CFIA President must be replaced, say groups
In September, Radio Canada revealed that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) had circulated a summary of an important regulatory proposal via a document that was produced on a computer owned by CropLife Canada. This indication of improper collaboration between the CFIA and CropLife has shaken confidence in the CFIA’s ability to protect the public interest. Public confidence in our food and agriculture sector depends on regulatory oversight that operates transparently and in the public interest at all times. Friday, October 14th the National Farmers Union along with thirteen additional organizations wrote to Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Bibeau requesting that she replace the President of the CFIA in order to restore the CFIA’s reputation and credibility.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: The NFU Reflects on Pathways toward Right Relations with Indigenous Peoples
Saskatoon, SK, September 30th 2022 – This National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the NFU pauses to reflect on some of what we have been learning over the past year
The NFU Calls on the Government of Canada to Stop Funding Philippine “Anti-terrorism” Campaigns Targeting Peaceful Farmer Protestors
On June 9th, 2022, 83 Philippine farmers and allies were arrested and charged by the Philippine National Police for engaging in a peaceful protest to obtain food security in response
Alberta MLA and Quebec MNA showing leadership on farmland ownership, says NFU
The National Farmers Union (NFU) applauds Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock United Conservative MLA Glenn van Dijken for bringing forward Alberta’s Bill 206, the Prohibiting Ownership of Agricultural Lands (Pension Plans and Trust Corporations)
Nitrogen Fertilizer: New Report Takes Big-Picture Look
SASKATOON, Sask: The National Farmers Union (NFU) today released a report entitled Nitrogen Fertilizer: Critical Nutrient, Key Farm Input, and Major Environmental Problem.  The report takes a big-picture look at
The NFU Supports Jamaican Farmworker Calls for Justice
The National Farmers Union (NFU) applauds migrant Jamaican farmworkers for bravely speaking out against the injustices they experience under Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). As a national farm organization