The National Farmers Union is organized regionally. Each Region holds an annual convention where regional officers are elected and resolutions brought forward by members of the region are debated. Resolutions that are passed at the regional level are then debated and voted on at the annual National Convention. One board member from each region serves as the Regional Coordinator. Region 8 comprises the province of British Columbia and the Yukon.

Region 8 Updates

Media Release
Merritt, BC – Yesterday the federal and provincial governments announced the long-awaited recovery program to help BC farmers and ranchers rebuild after the catastrophic floods in November 2021. The $228 million Canada-BC Flood Recovery Program for Food Security is cost-shared between the provincial and federal governments under two frameworks – the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
Media Release
Update – Flood Recovery Program announced February 7. See 2021 Flood Recovery Program for Food Security for details After disastrous floods and fires in 2021 BC ranchers and farmers desperately need help! Tell BC’s Agriculture Minister Popham and Canada’ Agriculture Minister Bibeau to start Agri-Recovery now! Farmers waiting for Agri-Recovery are the future of food
Letters
Dear Minister Bibeau, RE: Urgent need for Agri-Recovery CC Minister Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture We are writing to you in follow-up to our January 10, 2022 letter to British Columbia’s Minister Popham, on which you were copied, urgently requesting help for BC’s ranchers. We understand that the province triggers Agri-Recovery, and then there is
Letters
Dear Minister Popham, RE: Urgent need for Agri-Recovery British Columbia’s ranchers are in desperate need of Agri-Recovery funds. On December 15 you urged producers to save receipts while the BC and federal governments worked out the details of emergency support. Weeks later, farmers and ranchers are still waiting, and the need for help is beyond
Media Release
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
Opinion
The Ministry of Agriculture has recently released an Intentions Paper on “Rural Slaughter Modernization.” We are very excited to see the MoA tackling the complex issues facing the meat processing sector in BC and welcome the opportunity to influence the thinking of the MoA as they work to address the critical policies, regulations, and financial

Region 8 Elected Representatives

Board Member
Laura Fash

Laura Fash

Regional Coordinator
  •  Vancouver, BC
Women's Advisory Committee representative
Julie Enman

Julie Enman

  •  Somewhere between Prince Rupert, BC & Whitehorse, YT.
Youth Advisory Committee International Program Committee representative
Yuma Baker

Yuma Baker

  •  Vancouver, BC
International Program Committee representative
Seann Dory

Seann Dory

  •  Parksville, BC
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