World’s largest blueberry exporter – benefits beyond the GDP

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release Tuesday, April 26, 2016 World’s largest blueberry exporter – benefits beyond the GDP (Fredericton, NB) – The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick appreciates the government’s commitment to growing the wild blueberry sector.  NB is well positioned for this role we have land, the climate and the people to become the global leader in wild blueberry production and exports.  Further cooperation between government departments, farmers and processors will be essential in this success. The recent Crown Land allocation...

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New Farmers of the Maritimes – Fermenting the new farm culture!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

Come on out all you new and aspiring Maritime farmers! We’re getting together for a day of sharing with presentations, discussions, a zine making workshop, socializing and potlucking! We’ll also be swapping all those ferments or preserves we’ve made (saved seeds, dried herbs good for swapping too!). Let’s inspire, teach, and motivate each other for the busy season ahead! ***** WHAT’S ON TAP? Download the full agenda here. Morning: The new farming reality Shannon Jones, Broadfork Farm, NS Byron...

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Canadian “family farms” in the twenty-first century – study looking for interviewees

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The NFU-NB is please to share this request for participation with our members.  As an organization that works to defend the family farm, the results of this study will be very interesting for us.  Contact the researchers directly for more information or to participate.   Family Farm research, part 2   Please share widely: We are recruiting participants for the second round of interviews for our study Canadian “family farms” in the twenty-first century. This study aims to better understand how well the term “family farm”...

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2016 AGM Registration

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

Advance registration is now open! Please use the form below to register for the: 2016 NFU-NB Annual General Meeting: NB’s Empty Farmland: Use it or lose it Sunday, March 13 9:30 am – 4 pm ***Snow date: Sunday, March 20*** Hotel Shediac, 222 Belliveau Street, Shediac, NB Click here to download the agenda here. First and Last Name* Farm or organization name Address* City* Province* Postal Code* Phone* Email Would you like to receive our monthly E-newsletter? Yes  Are you a current...

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How to submit a resolution

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

As a democratic general farm organization that is run by farmers, for farmers, the NFU uses a system of resolutions as a mechanism for policy making within the organization.  Any member may submit a resolution, in either English or French, at least one week in advance of the AGM to have it read and voted upon at the AGM. Of all voting members present, a resolution requires a majority vote to be passed (Article 35, NFU Constitution & Bylaws).  If it is a resolution specific to the NFUNB, it will be adopted.  If it is a resolution that...

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Press Release: Farmer’s organization still waiting for government response after five months

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in News, Press release | 0 comments

(Fredericton – Feb 4, 2016) – After meeting with Minister Horsman in October 2015, the National Farmers Union in NB is still awaiting a response regarding changes to farm vehicle registration in NB.   NB farmers pay the highest farm vehicle registration fees in the Maritimes.  PEI pays only $10 per vehicle/per year and Nova Scotian farmers pay about 30% of what NB farmers have to pay for the same vehicle weight.   When all vehicle registration fees were increased by 7% in September 2015, both general farm organizations came...

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National NFU Youth Retreat – Apply by Friday, Feb 5!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

Apply by Friday, February 5! Tentative Plan: The Youth Retreat will be held near Edmonton at Rundle’s Mission (Thorsby, AB). Participants will need to arrive the afternoon/evening of Sunday, March 6. There will be three full days of youth retreat activities (March 7, 8 and 9) plus an option to stay for a visit to the Alberta legislature on Thursday, March 10. So participants can either depart in the morning of March 10, or come to the legislature and depart the evening of March 10 or morning of March 11. Transportation to and from...

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Kitchen Table Meetings – Join us in your area!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

  January 21, 25, 26, & 27 See our events calendar for more...

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NB Farmers and Food Sovereignty

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

NB Farmers and Food Sovereignty By Rébeka Fraser-Chiasson, NFU-NB board member and co-owner of Ferme Terre Partagée in Rogersville, NB. Last month, I was asked to address the participants of the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network’s bi-ennial conference.  Preparing for the keynote address and for an afternoon panel allowed me to reflect on food security and the role of farmers in the conversation and in working towards access to healthy food for all. Food security – Access to enough, good quality, affordable food for all – is...

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NFU-NB Land Use Policy Recommendations

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in News, Publications | 0 comments

Summary of Recommendations from the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick to the Agricultural Land Policy Consultations Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français These recommendations are part of a complete submission presented to the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries in December 2015 as part of the Agricultural Land Policy Consultations.  To read the entire submission please click here. Recommendation 1.0: That farmland has inherent value as part of a larger ecosystem; therefore the protection of farmland inherently...

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