Federal Budget 2016 - The NFU’s Recommendations

Saskatoon - The Federal Budget will be tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016. The National Farmers Union (NFU) presented its recommendations to the House of Commons Finance Committee during its pre-budget consultation process.

The NFU is calling for the budget to:

• Rebuild agriculture institutions through return to prior funding levels (at least) and by renewing their commitment to the public interest.

• Support farm incomes by supporting effective institutions that provide farmers with market power.

• Refocus agricultural programs and policy on the principles of food sovereignty.

• Re-invest in public interest agriculture research, particularly public plant breeding

• Correct the damage caused by ending the single desk for wheat marketing

• Support young farmers to ensure there is a next generation of family farms

• Safeguard domestic food production for the long-term

• Support agriculture climate change mitigation and adaptation

• Implement universal pharmacare

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