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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RPAP & FARM BUSINESS REGISTRY

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Dear member of the National Farmers Union in NB, In the 2016-17 membership year we hit an all-time membership record. After many years of stable membership numbers, we grew by over 20% last year! It’s clear that there is a huge need for the unique voice that the NFU-NB brings to the table advocating for family farms and for food sovereignty. Thanks to all of you for your continued supportand a warm welcome to everyone who joined the NFU-NB. The notices below outline the changes to how you register or renew your Farm Business Registration,...

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CANB – 2 Jobs Available

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Description of The Organization: The Cooperation in Agro-Food New Brunswick is an organization established to ensure a viable food chain in the provision of agro-foods products of New Brunswick. Position 1: Procurement Officer: Reporting to the Operations Manager, the procurement specialist will play an important role in the purchasing department. The ideal candidate is eager to learn and has the expertise and the talent for negotiations procedures. The position requires a high level of accurateness in data entry, good communications skills,...

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Farm Succession Planning – A meeting place for new and experienced farmers

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

With only 7% of NB farms having a succession plan in place, this is an area that stands out as something that maturing farmers have the power to change on an individual basis, perhaps with more ease than some other areas of struggle. With a growing number of young (or simply new) farmers, there is a contingent of growers who struggle to access land, capital, and assets. Generally speaking, these new farmers are keen and willing to work hard and make connections with those who are experienced and successful in the farming community. Though...

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Region 1 Convention Minutes

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The NFU Region 1 meeting was held in Milton, PEI on August 7th. Read the minutes from the day here.

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The 7th Conference of La Via Campesina

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in News | 0 comments

On July 15, I flew to Bilbao in the Basque Country, Spain, for the 7th conference of La Via Campesina. Though I had known the organization for many years, I did not expect to see such a well-organized, professional and large-scale organization. Read the full recount of the wonderful experience here in French. Jean-Eudes...

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What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Food Secure Canada is hosting a web engagement session to hear from new farmers and their allies on what they would like to see in A Food Policy for Canada. This is an opportunity to share your perspectives and experiences on how the federal government can better support new farmers and build a healthy, just and sustainable food system.  A summary report will be drafted from the conversation and submitted as part of Food Secure Canada’s Report on What’s Your Recipe For A Better Food System? Events towards the consultations...

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New Farmers of the Maritimes

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Following a wonderful and engaging youth seminar in PEI over the weekend, here is a helpful article by NFU’s Region 1 Youth President, Philippe Gervais. The group welcomed Ayla Fenton, National Youth President, as well as representatives from La Via Campesina, FAWN, and l’Union Paysanne. Organized farm educational and social events like this happen on a regular basis, so keep your eyes open for them. If your interest lies in farming, but you don’t know where to begin, read Phil’s article for some...

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Livestock Legislation Updates

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (DAAF) has undertaken a review of legislation around the licensing of new or expanding livestock operations. The legislation which at one time may have been adequate, has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, especially as many young farmers attempt to enter the industry. The DAAF started a consultation process in late winter 2016 with farmers and industry organizations. The NFU-NB made a submission to the DAAF on the proposed changes in the hopes of ensuring more...

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“Canada150” – Looking Back on Agriculture in New Brunswick

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

With today officially marking 150 years since Confederation, farmers of NB are thoughtfully reflecting on the history of agriculture in this place now known as New Brunswick, Canada. While recognizing all of the injustices, the progress, and our generally contentious past, we hope to move forward not with naïveté, but with inclusion, diversity, and fair access to land and markets for all of our primary producers. Here you will find all 7 parts of the NFU-NB’s report “Looking Back at Agriculture in New Brunswick” with highlights...

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Media Release: Farmers Market Calendar Campaign

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member? Choose the colourful new bilingual Farmers’ Markets calendar, available soon at farmers’ markets and other locations throughout New Brunswick. And don’t forget to pick one up for yourself as well! Find all the details of how you can keep everything on track AND support our NB farmers with our snazzy calendars...

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