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Press Release: Support needed for new young farmers

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For Immediate Release                                                                                         Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Support needed for new young farmers The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years.  The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011.  In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported, supporting the next...

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CBC Radio The Shift: Supporting local food by law

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Issues, News | 0 comments

Listen to the interview on CBC’s The Shift with Vanessa Vander Valk and NFU-NB Executive Director, Amanda Wildeman on why the NFU supports Bill 11, Local Food Security Act.   Click here to listen. 

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CBC: Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Events, Issues, News | 0 comments

Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill Kate Letterick, CBC, April 30, 2015 Excerpt: “Kevin Arseneau, who runs a farm in Pleasant Ridge near Rogersville and is the youth president for the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, says there is more of a demand for local products. “It’s important for the consumers also, [who] are asking more and more, they want local produce that comes from where they can go see it, where they can even feel it, touch it, you know, like people like coming to the farm and...

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Press Release: Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Events, News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For immediate release                                                  Monday, April 27, 2015   Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy? The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Gallant government to uphold their campaign promise for “Developing a local food and beverages strategy to assist local growers and producers in developing their products and getting them to market […]” by passing Bill 11, Local Food...

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Local Food Security Act Petition and Rally

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

Rally at the Legislative Assembly 1:30 pm, Thurs, April 30, 2015 On Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 pm the Local Food Security Act will go to vote at second reading. Join us on the grounds of the NB Legislature at 1:30 for a rally expressing our support for the Local Food Security Act. Bring your ID and read this so you can enter the Legislative assembly to hear the final debate and vote at 2:30 pm. Our goal is to pack the gallery of the legislature with farmers and concerned citizens!   Let’s show the government that the local food...

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Petition to Minister Doucet

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Please click here to access the Support NB’s Local Food Security Act, Bill 11 that goes to vote on Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 pm...

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International Day of Peasant Struggle commemorated with statement against UPOV ’91

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Issues, News, Press release | 0 comments

(April 17, 2015)- The National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Union Paysanne (UP) are marking April 17, 2015, the International Day of Peasant Struggle[*] by joining with other Canadian organizations in denouncing the recent passing of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, and calling on the Government of Canada to reverse recent changes to the Plant Breeders Rights Act that put Canada under the UPOV ’91 regime. The groups urge the federal parties to commit to rebuilding Canada’s public plant breeding capacity and developing a seed...

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National Farmers Union hosts Joan Brady

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Events, Issues, News | 0 comments

National Farmers’ Union hosts Joan Brady: Former NFU women’s president to talk about revitalizing rural family farms Click here to read the full article at the telegraphjournal...

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National Farmers Union discusses sustainable future, climate change

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Click on the image to read the whole article on the Telegraph Journal online (you can now read up to 5 articles a day for free!)

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