NFU says “Seeds Canada” name misleading, asks Minister to disallow
“Using the name “Seeds Canada” while advancing its members’ private interests through lobbying, surveillance and regulatory activities would surely cause confusion about government’s role in seed policy, regulation and enforcement,” said NFU member Cam Goff. “This jeopardizes the government’s reputation, and it calls Canada’s democratic values and public interest into question.
NFU applauds government for taking action on nitrogen fertilizer emissions
Woodlawn, ON—On December 11, the federal government released its plan: A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy: Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan to Create Jobs and Support People, Communities, and the Planet.  As part of that plan, the federal government will: Set a national emission reduction target of 30% below 2020 levels from fertilizers and work with
Backgrounder to NFU statement in solidarity with Indian farmers
Why are India’s farmers protesting? India has 164 million farmers, and many have small farms where they grow food to feed themselves and sell locally to feed their communities. Over half of India’s workforce is involved in the agriculture sector. Hundreds of thousands of farmers are protesting impending changes that will result from three controversial
NFU stands in solidarity with Indian farmers protesting new agricultural laws
The National Farmers Union stands in solidarity with farmers in India, who continue to protest new agricultural laws formally passed in September. This agriculture reform will effectively undermine the guaranteed prices farmers receive through government purchase of staple crops and open them up to exploitation by large corporations. Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are
NFU encouraged by progress on AgriStability
The recent Federal-Provincial-Territorial Conference of Agriculture Ministers made encouraging progress towards reforming AgriStability, one of the key Business Risk Programs under the Canadian Agriculture Partnership agreement. While a final agreement has not yet been reached, Provincial Ministers are now considering federal Agriculture Minister Bibeau’s proposal for two important and significant changes: ending the margin cap
NFU Statement Against Violence and For Life
We, the farmers of the National Farmers Union, rise today and every day to stand with our sisters across the globe as we take Action for Life and Against Violence. We defend our rights to life, seeds, food, land, water, and our own bodies. We defend the right to live free of the violent and
Join us at a Manitoba Workshop of climate, food & farming: Nov 19, 2020
Learn and discuss the climate crisis, food & farming in Manitoba at this workshop on November 19, 2020.  Great speakers with evidence-based content to challenge your thinking and motivate action.  The NFU is pleased to be connecting with our many great partners in Manitoba:  CCPA, MB Climate Action Team, MB Eco-Network, and the Winnipeg Food
Producers need immediate action on BC’s meat processing crisis
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a meat processing crisis in BC. Abattoirs are critical for small-scale livestock producers, but provincial policy and regulatory structures currently prevent them from meeting the high demand for local, sustainable, and niche meat products. The critical shortfall in abattoir and cut/wrap capacity is making it impossible for farmers to provide
National Farmers Union Stands in Solidarity with Mi’kmaw Struggle for Treaty Right to Fish
The National Farmers Union (NFU) stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers as they lawfully assert their treaty rights to a moderate livelihood fishery, and strongly condemns the ongoing racist, reprehensible acts of violence and hostility being perpetrated against them. It is within the inherent and constitutionally affirmed treaty rights of the Mi’kmaq people to hunt,
NFU welcomes Throne Speech attention to climate change, gender, anti-racism and rural connectivity
In Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne, the National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased that farmers and ranchers were recognized as “key partners in the fight against climate change” and stated that in the coming session of Parliament there will be support for our efforts to reduce emissions and build resilience. “Highlighting that farmers and ranchers are able and willing to make a positive difference for the climate is a critical step forward for Canada,” said Katie Ward, NFU President. “As a member of the Farmers for Climate Solutions coalition we have been working hard to raise public awareness, and are glad the Prime Minister heard our voice.”
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