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Media Advisory: Farming for the Future – NFU Regional Convention Announcement

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Events, News, Press release | 0 comments

Media Advisory For immediate release Farming for the Future: Opportunities in a changing climate NFU Region 1 Convention (Fredericton, Tuesday, August 2, 2016)  Farmers are on the front lines of climate change, as we are among those who most depend upon a favourable climate and weather conditions to earn a livelihood. We need climate stability to produce our crops, raise our livestock and maintain the health of our agriculture ecosystem – and to provide the food Canadians eat. We are also in a position to make significant impact on...

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Farming for the Future: NFU Region 1 Convention – Aug 10, 2016

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

  We invite you to attend the 2016 Region 1 Annual Convention on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Cornhill Community Hall 1205 Baseline Road, Cornhill, NB.  Registration will begin at 9:30 am.  Come early for coffee and homemade baking!   Convention will begin at 10 am and adjourn at 4:15 pm.  The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch at Cornhill Nursery Café at 2700 Route 890, Cornhill, NB. We are pleased to announce three excellent guest speakers and NFU members who will be sharing their experience and knowledge on the...

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Open Letter to Premier Gallant

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Fredericton, NB   Dear Premier Gallant, During last week’s interview on CBC’s Information Morning a caller asked what your government is doing to attract and support new farmers.  You responded that the Agriculture Summit held last fall in Grand Falls was a success and that supporting new farmers is something that was heard loud and clear.  You also said that you welcomed feedback and guidance as how exactly to go about implementing supports for new farmers.  Below are some ideas on programs and processes...

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President’s Message – Spring 2016

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

“There are three types of lies – lies, damn lies, and statistics.” -Benjamin Disraeli  It may seem out of place to find an article on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in an NFU publication, but it is often a subject of discussion and seldom a subject of critical evaluation.  According to the Business Dictionary, GDP is “the value of a country’s overall output of goods and services (typically during one fiscal year) at market prices excluding net income from abroad”. Business leaders and politicians automatically respond...

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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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