The National Farmers Union says producers have everything to lose if climate change rages uncontrolled so they must be part of the solution.  |  File photo

Farmers need climate change policies

This is the second part of a two-part look at climate change and agriculture. Part one, “What to know about climate change,” can be found here. Unless we act quickly to curb climate change, temperatures on the Canadian Prairies will rise 6 degrees C this century. If we allow such devastating temperature increases to occur, […] Read more

Temperatures on the Canadian Prairies are on track to increase six degrees this century if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced.  | File photo

What to know about climate change

Next week, the National Farmers Union will examine government policies that can support farmers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously increasing margins and net incomes. The greatest threat to Canadian agriculture is climate change. Unless all nations slash greenhouse gas emissions, Canadian farmers will face large temperature increases, intensifying droughts and floods, the loss […] Read more

The National Farmers Union wonders if a $4 billion irrigation expansion project for Saskatchewan is a good investment for the province’s farms.  |  Mickey Watkins photo

Sask. irrigation expansion questioned

The greatest threat to Saskatchewan farms is climate change. The United Nations projects a global average temperature increase of 3.2 C this century (Emissions Gap Report 2019), which would mean 6.4 C for Saskatchewan because warming is proceeding twice as fast at higher latitudes and in continental interiors. That much warming will be devastating if […] Read more