Saskatchewan is central to Canadian agriculture, with roughly 40% of Canadian cropland, 20% of the Canadian cattle herd, and 20% of gross farm income. Saskatchewan also makes up roughly 30%
Coming up: NFU 2023 Convention—Future of Farming: In Our Hands and NFU Lobby Day. BIPOC Workshops held across the country. Regional Updates. Updates from NFU Presidents. New Reports. Climate Research.
In this issue: “Let them eat concrete” Ontario’s farmers are fed up with the Greenbelt giveaways Farmers unite to defeat Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) unfair change to grading standards NFU
The most detailed report of its kind, Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada: A Comprehensive Analysis (3rd Edition) subdivides Canadian agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and soil-carbon changes into 42
In this bold and blunt 17-page report the National Farmers Union (NFU) in 18 concise points, we expose the false solutions— that offset protocols, offset projects, and emissions trading are ineffectual, illegitimate, and damaging. The NFU urges the Canadian government to shelve plans for soil-based offset protocols. With sound research, the NFU provides the clear reasoning as to why offsets are ineffective. This then informs the ten policy recommendations that could address the climate crisis while simultaneously providing real, meaningful change for farms and farmers.
On December 12, 2022, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the beginning of a process to create a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS). Agriculture and Agri-Food
The NFU has created a guideline for how you might want to respond to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) questionnaire towards developing a 25-year Sustainable Agriculture Strategy. Use this as
The federal government and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have initiated a process to develop a 25-year Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS). The NFU is one of 21 organizations on the
NFU’s 53rd convention a success. Resolutions. New Board. Presidential Updates. Sustainable Agriculture Strategy. Farm worker organizing. New! Films About Farming: 40 Films about Farming. And more! To read the full
In this issue: Advocating for farmland protection in Ontario Towards a National Agricultural Labour Strategy that works for Farmers and Farm Workers Public transit should not stop at the city