NFU leaders meet with BC Agriculture Minister
(Victoria) — Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) Youth President, Stuart Oke and NFU Region 8 (BC) Coordinator, Seann Dory, met with BC Agriculture Minister, Hon. Lana Popham to discuss the future of agriculture in the province. They shared the NFU’s recent report, Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis: A Transformative Strategy for Canadian Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2020
Winter 2020
In this issue: Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, President Katie Ward, Youth President Stuart Oke; Regional Coordinators Articles: Introducing Mara Shaw, NFU Executive Director. On the Frontline of the Climate Emergency and in Creating a New Future – The 50th Convention also saw the release of the NFU’s provocative and thought-provoking discussion paper and Read more
NFU-NB to host La Via Campesina Youth Conference, Nov 11 – 15
International youth delegates will gather for a week to discuss topics including climate justice, popular peasant feminism and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants. Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2019
In this issue: Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, President Katie Ward, Youth President Stuart Oke; Regional Coordinators It’s a blast from the past! In celebration of the NFU’s 50th Anniversary, we are profiling some of the folks who have held national elected positions over the years, including Ann Slater, NFU Vice President (Policy), 2013 Read more
Letter – National Local Food Day
NFU urges passage of Bill C-281
The establishment of a National Local Food day is a further step toward Food Sovereignty and codifies the importance of local food and farms within Canadian Society. Read more
Manitoba Crown Lands Act Amendments Sideline Young Ranchers, say NFU
The amendments to the Crown Lands Act made through Bill 35, which bring in a highest bidder scenario, is clearly a government cash grab at the expense of young cattle ranchers and creates yet another barrier in the way of the next generation of Manitoba ranching families. The NFU calls for Bill 35 to be repealed and replaced with a new, clear and transparent point system that will help young ranch families become established. Read more
NFU Submission on Manitoba Agricultural Crown Land Amendment Act (Bill 35)
Presented to the Social and Economic Committee of the Manitoba Legislature on October 31, 2018
Thank you for considering our comments on the proposed Crown Lands Amendment Act, Bill 35. I am here today representing members of the National Farmers Union in Manitoba and farmers who are unable to speak for themselves due to timing of this meeting and distance to the Manitoba Legislature. The Manitoba government has frequently proclaimed Read more
An Income Stability Supplement for New Farmers
Pilot Project Proposal
Summary Farmers in Canada are suffering from low net farm income, high land prices, and an aging farm population. There is a lack of new and young farmers, and very few existing farms have succession This is creating a loss of skills, health problems in rural communities, and a risk to Canada’s food sovereignty. To Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2017
Reflections on Changes to Risk Management Programs • Putting Values into Action: NFU members make a difference! • 7e Conférence de LVC présenté des symboles forts de résistance et de réussites collectives • Important steps forward for youth and diversity within La Via Campesina • In Resistance to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline: Indigenous Rights and Future Generations • Let's keep our public, farmer-directed plant breeding research system intact • Seeds, Democracy and End Point Royalties • We Remember Mary Hickie 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