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“Losing Our Grip” – NFU Releases Major Report on Land Ownership and Farm Debt

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 14, 2015

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(March 10, 2015, Saskatoon) – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a major new report, Losing Our Grip – 2015 Update, which revisits and expands upon the information and analysis of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt and input financing published by the NFU in 2010. The update was undertaken to provide a well-documented assessment of increasing corporate control of farmland and the acceleration of farm debt, now approaching $80 billion. This report will allow farmers, the general public and policy-makers to critically examine the ownership concentration process and the financial mechanisms that facilitate them. The report concludes with a … Continue reading “Losing Our Grip” – NFU Releases Major Report on Land Ownership and Farm Debt

Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 15, 2014 1 Comment

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To REGISTER, please go to: http://muskokamixer.brownpapertickets.com Click here to join this event on Facebook. Please help us get the word out by sharing it with your friends and networks. MUSKOKA MIXER! Wrap the growing season with a young farmer social at Grenville Farms! We’re bringing together as many beginning and young(ish) farmers, as well as friends and foodies for a Saturday mixer and Sunday day-long workshop with Quebec Farmer and Author of The Market Gardener Jean-Martin Fortier. The Young Agrarians has been growing a network of new and young farmers in British Columbia since January 2012. In Partnership with the National … Continue reading Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Alberta’s First Young Agrarians Mixer

Posted by Sara Dent on April 02, 2014

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National Farm Union Youth gathered on Vancouver Island this past March at the same time as our Vancouver Island Mixer. The Alberta farmers who attended were super excited after the Mixer to gather farmers in their area. We’re stoked to be bringing farm folk together in Red Deer Alberta for a one day event. Join us and help spread the word! Find the event on Facebook here and invite all of your friends:) Click here to download the event flyer and share with your networks:

The NFU and The Nouveau Youth of Canadian Agriculture

Posted by Alex on January 08, 2013 1 Comment

Cammie Harbottle, NFU Youth President, trellising Eggplant at Waldegrave Farm, Tatamagouche, NS.

A few years ago my partner and I started a small market garden, Wind Whipped Farm, on Southern Vancouver Island. Like many new farmers, we didn’t come from farming backgrounds, didn’t have much money and had only a few years experience working on a farm. Critically, we had support from other farmers in our community who shared their time, knowledge, equipment, and manure.  They helped us get started and encouraged us to keep going.  Our experience made us realize how crucial it is to be part of a community of farmers: to learn from each other, to help each other … Continue reading The NFU and The Nouveau Youth of Canadian Agriculture