New! Who Will Feed Us Podcast
The NFU Youth are thrilled to announce the launch of “Who Will Feed Us”, a podcast from farmer’s mouths to eater’s ears.  This one-off podcast series introduces listeners to the forces that shape how our food is produced and the solutions needed to build a more just, and ecologically sustainable system in Canada, all through Read more
April 17th International Day of Peasant Struggle: The National Farmers Union of Canada Celebrates 30 Years of La Via Campesina
We begin this statement of solidarity and celebration by giving thanks to the people of La Via Campesina for our collective struggle and leadership over the past 30 years. Today we raise up our hands and honour the sacrifices of those who have given their lives to defend the rights of others to continue to Read more
Flexible Support— Consistent Income Needed for Farmers to Continue Their Essential Work
The interconnectedness of Canadian farmers’ income security and the climate crisis cannot be denied; yet, neither issue is being addressed with the urgency it warrants. As two young people in agriculture, a farmer and farm worker, we are deeply concerned for farmers, who feel the dual pressure of declining income and increasingly extreme climate conditions. Read more
International Women’s Day: Break the Bias
Women grow much of the world’s food, often on small scale farms and often to feed our own local communities, but too often the word farmer is associated with men.  The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Break the Bias.  Under this theme we are all asked to imagine and work towards a Read more
Statement on United Nations International Migrants Day
The National Farmers Union (NFU) stands in solidarity with all migrant workers on International Migrants Day. The NFU calls on the Canadian government to extend permanent residency status to all those who grow our food. In April 2021, former Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Minister, Marco Mendocino, announced a Temporary Policy to enable up Read more
Katie Ward returned as NFU President at 52nd Annual Convention
The National Farmer Union is pleased to announce that Katie Ward was returned through acclamation as President of the National Farmers Union at the 52nd Annual National Convention held virtually November 25 to 27, 2021. Notably, an historic constitutional amendment was passed at this convention, establishing the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) Caucus, creating the positions of BIPOC President and BIPOC Vice-President. Read more
Who will feed us?
New farmer perspectives on agriculture for the future
Who will feed us? New farmer perspectives on agriculture for the future has evolved over several years with the help of many young farmers. In many ways it began in response to multiple intersecting crises: declining numbers of farmers and farms across the country, an aging farmer population without new and young farmers to replace Read more
NFU urges Government of Canada to put COP 26 pledges in motion
As COP26 concludes, the NFU calls the Government of Canada to action. We implore policymakers to live up to their non-binding pledges and ensure they address the climate crisis by reducing actual emissions and not with net-zero schemes based on unproven technology, market-based solutions, misunderstood carbon sequestration science, and the further commodification of land. Read more
NFU Stands with Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People
On October 4th, 2021 the National Farmers Union (NFU) joins calls for justice on the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On this day we remember and honour the women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who have lost their lives as a result of colonial genocide and gender-based violence. On Read more
Solidarity With Palestine, Now!
La Via Campesina calls for a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations in occupied Palestine and for the entire movement and committed allies to join the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid in our beloved occupied Palestine! Apartheid is a crime!  AGAINST ISRAELI APARTHEID: BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS Read more
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