Canadian Farms Hammered by Heat and Drought; Climate Change Will Make Such Events More Frequent and Damaging
Le français suit Saskatoon, SK—Across BC, the Prairies, and western Ontario, intense heat and lack of rain are withering crops, pastures, livestock feed, orchards, and vegetable fields and drying up water supplies.  The results are devastating.  More than three-quarters of Canadian farmland has been impacted by drought. Arzeena Hamir and her husband farm in the
NFU outlines priorities for the Next Policy Framework
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has shared its priorities for the next federal-provincial-territorial agriculture policy framework in a letter sent to Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers ahead of their July annual conference. Setting priorities for the Next Policy Framework (NPF), the successor to the five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership, is the focus of this
NFU urges MPs to safeguard supply management by passing Bill C-216
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Members of Parliament to support Bill C-216, which would make it illegal for any future trade agreement to provide more foreign access to Canada’s supply-managed markets. The supply management system stands upon three pillars: production discipline, which ensures farmers produce no more or less than the market needs;
Mourning the 215 Children Found in Unmarked Graves at Residential School Site, We Commit to Decolonization
Le français suit   The National Farmers Union expresses our grief in solidarity with the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc community and all Indigenous nations and survivors of residential schools. The events unfolding in the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc territory, where the bodies of 215 children were found in unmarked graves, deeply horrify and anger us. As an organization
Solidarity With Palestine, Now!
La Via Campesina calls for a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations in occupied Palestine and for the entire movement and committed allies to join the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid in our beloved occupied Palestine! Apartheid is a crime!  AGAINST ISRAELI APARTHEID: BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS
Greyhound’s exit paves the way for a national public transit system says NFU
As of May 13, 2021 Greyhound will no longer run in Canada. The company’s decision to take a final exit from our highways highlights the need for a national public transit system. A publicly-owned and properly funded system is necessary to ensure Canadians in every province and territory can exercise their right to freedom of
Strengthening the Canada Grain Act and the CGC is critical to farmers’ future
"Changes in the grain handling system since the last major review of the Act have resulted in gaps where CGC lacks the authority to fully safeguard farmers’ interests. The need for a strong regulator has not gone away,” said NFU 2nd VP Stewart Wells. The Act is the solid foundation of our grain economy, our farmers’ livelihoods and our domestic and international customers’ confidence. The NFU is pleased to offer recommendations for making the CGA and the CGC even stronger
Federal Budget Creates Important Programs to Reduce Agricultural GHG Emissions
Today’s federal budget committed significant new money to programs to help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  New funding in Budget 2021 includes: $200 million over two years to fund programs to improve nitrogen fertilizer-use efficiency, accelerate cover crop adoption, and expand rotational grazing. In addition to new spending, the Budget allocates existing funds to create new programs, including: $60 million, over two years, from previously announced funding, for a reverse auction pilot program to protect wetlands and trees on farms;  $10 million to help farmers adopt clean energy solutions and begin to transition off fossil fuels; $50 million to help farmers purchase more efficient grain dryers; and Approximately $100 million of the money that farmers currently pay in carbon levies on natural gas and propane will be rebated back to farmers.   
Rural Women Welcome Announcement of Childcare Funding in Federal Budget
 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to see action being taken toward meaningful implementation of a universal child care program with the significance of $30 Billion allocated to the Early Learning and Child Care and Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care program marking a good first step.
NFU Statement on the International Day of Peasant Struggle: Food Sovereignty in Canada
The theme for this year’s International Day of Peasant Struggle is #NoFutureWithoutFoodSovereignty, so let’s take this opportunity to reflect on a few of the many NFU campaigns that embody the spirit of food sovereignty: Seed activism, Indigenous Solidarity, Climate justice work, supporting UNDROP. The NFU’s food sovereignty journey is a work in progress, as we strive to self-educate to better work in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and communities of colour across the country. This April 17th, the NFU stands in solidarity with all those who believe there is #NoFutureWithoutFoodSovereignty 
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