NFU critiques federal GHG offset scheme
On May 4th, 2021, the NFU submitted a brief critical of GHG offsetting schemes and soil-based offset protocols.  The NFU raised concerns regarding farmer lock-in and liability; the inappropriateness of using offset schemes to fund soil health measures; and the unworkableness of soil-based offsets that require 100 to 200 years of monitoring and reporting. The
Hiring Summer Position in New Brunswick
Position: Executive Assistant- NB / Adjointe exécutive / Adjoint exécutif  – Nouveau-Brunswick Type: summer job / age 30 & under Organization: National Farmers Union Location: Virtual. Applicants must be in New Brunswick (Canada Summer Jobs) (le français suit) The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals. NFU members work together to
Action Alert: Your CFIA survey response is critical for seed quality and access to seed!
The federal government is doing a major review of the Seeds Act Regulations. The push for this review comes from multinational seed corporations that want the rules radically changed to serve their own interests. The first opportunity for farmers to provide input to let the government know what we need and want is a CFIA stakeholder survey to get input on potential changes to how seed is regulated in Canada. Please fill it in after reading the background information below. The deadline is Monday March 15. There is a link to the survey at the bottom of this message.
Small Scale Farm Insurance in Manitoba – March 2021 Update
The National Farmers Union continues to be a part of efforts to help farmers who work on smaller scale land bases to be able to access affordable crop insurance programs. The NFU in Manitoba (Region 5) has been advocating on this issue for many years and may be on the verge of helping with changes
Job Posting: Livestock Policy Researcher
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
Katie Ward acclaimed as NFU President at 51st Annual Convention
NFU National Election Results 2020
(November 28, 2020)– Katie Ward was acclaimed as President of the National Farmers Union at the 51st Annual National Convention held virtually November 25 to 28, 2020. Results of the national officer elections are as follows: Katie Ward of Woodlawn, ON, acclaimed as President Bess Legault of Fort St. John, BC, acclaimed as Women’s President Stuart Oke of
Hiring! Communications & Membership Coordinator
Job Posting:  Communications & Membership Coordinator To apply: Send resume with cover letter to by end of day, Wed Oct 14, 2020. The National Farmers Union is Canada’s progressive national farm organization made up of Canadian farmers and farm families who share common goals. NFU members work together for agricultural policies that ensure dignity
Job Posting: International Programming Committee (IPC) Coordinator
The NFU seeks a Coordinator for the International Programming Committee.  This part-time position requires a person who is resolute in their intent to stand for effective, progressive international agricultural policies and human rights.  They will be highly organized, skilled in the spoken and written word and software platforms, and able to work independently to coordinate
Katie Ward, Stuart Oke in Alberta and BC to speak about climate change
  NFU President Katie Ward will be in Alberta February 22 – 24. NFU Youth President Stuart Oke will be in BC February 24 – 28. Stuart’s tour is co-hosted by Young Agrarians. Among other topics, they will be talking about the recent NFU report, Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis:  A Transformative
NFU 50th Anniversary “Unity Video”
This two-minute video showcases the unity of our farmer members across Canada as they share the text of the NFU's remarkable Statement of Purpose.
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