Jan Slomp re-elected President at 47th Annual NFU Convention
Jan Slomp was re-elected President of the National Farmers Union at the 47th Annual National Convention held in Saskatoon November 24 to 26, 2016. Read more
Support for new farmers must include access to daycare services
The results of a recent survey showed that women make up the majority of new farmers in Canada.  No matter what role women are playing on farms in New Brunswick or elsewhere, the important thing is that they have the ability to choose which activities they partake in, and that these activities, whether physical labour or doing the laundry, are valued. Read more
Soutien pour les nouveaux agriculteurs inclut l’accès au service de garderie
Depuis que l’agriculture existe il y a au moins 10 000 ans, les femmes y ont joué un rôle vital. Que ce soit au niveau de la cuisine, de l’entretien des maisons ou de l’éducation des enfants, la grosse majorité des fermes familiales ne tiendrait pas le coup sans le travail des femmes. De plus Read more
NFU in NB applauds focus on New Farmers in New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan
The new NB Economic Growth Plan places new farmers on the list of priority areas to grow New Brunswick’s economy. Read more
NFU endorses MoVE Campaign for Migrant Workers’ Rights
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has endorsed the Mobility, Voice and Equality for Migrant Workers (MoVE) Campaign organized by the Coalition for Migrant Workers Rights - Canada. Read more
System Change Grounded in Food Sovereignty at the 2015 Climate Talks in Paris
I participated in La Vía Campesina’s international delegation to the United Nations climate meeting (COP21) in Paris, France, from December 5 to 12,  2015.  It was evident that social movement activism is helping us move swiftly and peacefully away from fossil capitalism, with its climate crises, and toward a new social order that prioritizes food and energy sovereignty. Read more
Jan Slomp acclaimed as NFU President at 46th National Convention
<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(November 28, 2015) - </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanJan Slomp was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 46th annual National Convention held in London, Ontario, November 26 to 28, 2015. Also acclaimed were: - Hilary Moore (Ontario) as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy). - Coral Sproule (Ontario) as NFU Women’s President. - Toby Malloy (Alberta) as NFU Women’s Vice-President. Read more
National Farmers Union 46th Annual Convention – Soil: Our Common Ground
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(November 25, 2015)</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span - Members of the National Farmers Union from all across Canada are meeting in London, Ontario, November 26 to 28 for the 46th Annual National Convention. This year, the theme is <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSoil: Our Common Ground.</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span "As world leaders gather in Paris to discuss climate change, we as farmers are gathering to consider our role, and ways we can make a difference to global warming," said Jan Slomp, NFU President. "We see ourselves not as just producers of commodities - we are also stewards of biological processes that require us to do more than just maximize output. Carbon in the soil is money in the bank. We need to set up the next generation for success by adopting practices that work with biological systems to move carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into the soil." Read more
New Farmers Need New Government
There isn’t much talk about agriculture and the farm succession crisis this election. The political calculation seems to be that agriculture is a rural issue and rural issues don’t matter because they don’t swing votes. The assumption being that urban voters, who make up the majority, don’t understand or don’t care much about agriculture. Read more
Trade deals and Food Sovereignty don’t mix, says NFU
On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in Quebec City. World Food Day commemorates the occasion by celebrating the FAO’s mission to promote international cooperation to combat hunger, rural poverty, disempowerment and public apathy regarding these issues. “World Food Day serves as a reminder of our international commitment Read more
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