The NFU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
Saskatoon, SK — On June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day, the NFU joins people from across the country to uplift and celebrate the cultures, contributions and struggles of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of spirit and the commitment of Indigenous peoples to sharing
Hiring— Interim Executive Director
June 2022 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a voluntary direct-membership, non-partisan, national farm organization made up of thousands of farm families from across Canada who produce a wide variety of food products, including grains, livestock, fruits and vegetables. Founded in 1969, the NFU advocates for policies that promote the dignity, prosperity and sustainable future
We are hiring! Executive Assistant
The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals. NFU members work together to achieve agricultural policies that ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations, working nationally and internationally for farmers and social justice. The National Farmers
New! Who Will Feed Us Podcast
The NFU Youth are thrilled to announce the launch of “Who Will Feed Us”, a podcast from farmer’s mouths to eater’s ears.  This one-off podcast series introduces listeners to the forces that shape how our food is produced and the solutions needed to build a more just, and ecologically sustainable system in Canada, all through
International Workers’ Day: NFU Speaks Out Against the Expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Calls for Justice for Migrant Workers
On International Workers’ Day, the National Farmers Union is in solidarity with all who contribute their labour to feeding our communities and who collectively struggle for labour justice.   This May Day the NFU’s Migrant Worker Solidarity Working Group highlights our concerns regarding the federal government’s recent expansion of the low-wage migrant worker program, and
April 17th International Day of Peasant Struggle: The National Farmers Union of Canada Celebrates 30 Years of La Via Campesina
We begin this statement of solidarity and celebration by giving thanks to the people of La Via Campesina for our collective struggle and leadership over the past 30 years. Today we raise up our hands and honour the sacrifices of those who have given their lives to defend the rights of others to continue to
Federal 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan is One Step Toward Ag Emissions Reduction
March 30, 2022 SASKATOON, SK—On Tuesday, the Federal Government released its 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan as part of its commitments under the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. Stuart Oke, Ontario farmer and Chair of the NFU’s Climate Committee commented: “The Federal Government appears sincerely interested in actions to actually reduce agricultural emissions.  In some cases, the government has
Solidarity with Ukraine—NFU Supports the UN Resolution ES-11/1
The National Farmers Union of Canada (NFU) condemns the invasion of Ukraine, and expresses our deep concern at the potential for expansion of military conflict.  Farmers and workers everywhere bear the suffering and misery that is inseparable from war. The NFU joins union and civil society movements from around the world calling for renewed efforts of
Media Release: NFU Renews Call to Investigate Fertilizer Pricing
(Ottawa) — National Farmers Union President Katie Ward reiterated the organization’s call for an investigation into fertilizer pricing in her February 17 presentation to the House of Commons Agriculture Committee’s study on supply chain issues. She said “Fertilizer companies charging exorbitant prices blame supply chain issues, yet these same companies are making huge windfall profits.
NFU President speaks to Ag Committee on Supply Chain Fragility
(Ottawa) — “Resolving supply chain vulnerabilities requires planning to prioritize resilience and stability instead of putting all our policy eggs in the export maximization basket,” National Farmers Union President, Katie Ward told the House of Commons Agriculture Committee, as it seeks advice on how the federal government can ensure the long-term stability and reliance of
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