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  Read more
Op Ed – Detrimental Manitoba Budget 2021 takes far more than it gives
The National Farmers Union in Manitoba views the 2021 provincial budget as detrimental to farmers and its own citizens. The massive tax breaks to farmland may seem like an initial win to established farmers, but the long term results will proliferate a pattern that will be costly to the next generation of all farmers and rural communities. Agriculture received a mere 2% budget increase, which can be seen in the attempt to consolidate the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation delivery model and use digital technology as a replacement for local service, which moves crucial MASC further from Manitoba farmers. Read more
NFU welcomes retroactive removal of AgriStabilty margin cap
Yesterday’s announcement that the reference margin limit has been retroactively removed from AgriStability is good news, Reinstating a 15% margin loss trigger would make the program useful for more farmers, making AgriStability more equitable. It would be a shame if the three prairie premiers were to stand in the way of making AgriStability a better program that could help farmers all across Canada make it through tough times. Read more
Supreme Court Decision on Carbon Pricing Important Step Forward
Le français suit NEWS RELEASE     MARCH 25, 2021 The National Farmers Union (NFU) applauds today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to declare the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) constitutionally valid.  This decision confirms the federal government’s jurisdiction to take strong national leadership action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard Read more
NFU announces new report: Imagine if – A Vision of a Near-Zero-Emission Farm and Food System for Canada
MEDIA NOTICE MARCH 18, 2021 EMISSIONS REDUCTION IN FARM AND FOOD SYSTEMS CAN BE PART OF A BRIGHT AND POSITIVE FUTURE: NEW REPORT SHOWS THE WAY SASKATOON, SK—A new report takes a 2030 viewpoint and invites readers to imagine a wide range of government policies and on-farm measures implemented throughout the 2020s to reduce food- Read more
Indigenous, Environmental, and Agricultural Organizations across Saskatchewan call on the Province to halt the liquidation of Crown land
Indigenous, environmental, and agricultural organizations throughout Saskatchewan have come together to call on the provincial government to halt the sale of treaty land to private owners. Since 2007, the Province has auctioned off over 2 million acres of Crown land – totalling an area larger than Prince Albert National Park – with sweeping implications for Read more
Open letter: Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO
This letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10, 2021.  Dear Prime Minister, Since the beginning of the pandemic, world leaders have repeatedly spoken of the need for global solidarity to get us all through this once-in-a-century health crisis. You were among the first to call for global equal access to COVID-19 health technologies. Read more
Protection of Manitoba’s Democracy is Critical, says NFU
(Garland) — The National Farmers Union (NFU) in Manitoba objects to Bill 57, the Protection of Critical Infrastructure Act on the grounds of both substance and process. In November, the government introduced Bill 57 and passed it at First Reading without revealing its contents. This is unacceptable in a democracy. Not only is the bill’s apparent Read more
March 8th International Women’s Day message
The National Farmers Union Invites you to stand and celebrate International Women’s Day with one another, and all women of the world.  We lend our voices in solidarity and unity with those of our sisters in La Via Campesina and other global social movements, and to the women organizing in communities everywhere. We honour those Read more
Op-Ed: Regenerate Canada’s beef sector by addressing corporate concentration
By Iain Aitken In a recent report from Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), its president Bob Lowe stated that there is a critical need for better Business Risk Management tools for the beef sector. In addition to improving coverage for cow/calf producers by seeking the removal of the reference margin limit, he calls for raising the Read more
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