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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GMO Inquiry 2015 – a new report by CBAN

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Issues, News, Publications | 0 comments

New Report Reveals the Status of GM Crops and Foods in Canada 20 years after first GM approval, information is lacking Download the full report here Press Release March 19, 2015. Ottawa. Twenty years after approval of the first genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops in Canada, information on the amount and prevalence of GM foods and crops is lacking, according to the new report “Where in the World are GM Crops and Foods?” published by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). “After 20 years, we need...

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NFU-NB 2015 Scholarships now accepting applications

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Public Service Announcement    For Immediate Release                                                                          March 19, 2015    Two Scholarships Available for Studies Related to Agriculture It’s time to apply! The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is now accepting applications from high school graduates from NB farm families for two scholarships for studies related to agriculture. In memory of the late David Frost, a respected agrologist...

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The Gagetown Fruit Farm – The Farmers of the NFU-NB Series

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Featured Farmer, News | 0 comments

Heather and Matthew were first featured in the 2015 Winter Edition of the NB Family Farmer.   The Gagetown Fruit Farm has been operated by Matthew Estabrooks and Heather Rhymes since 2008.  They moved back from Ontario to revitalize the farm after Matthew’s parents Greg and Mary Lou Estabrooks retired.  The farm has been in the family for 3 generations, since the early 1970s.  Heather is a Red Seal Chef, specializing in both culinary and pastry.  Matthew studied at Dal-AC for two years before completing his culinary studies at the...

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NFU-NB applauds Local Food Security Bill

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Issues, News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For immediate release                                                              February 12, 2015   NFU-NB applauds Local Food Security Bill After many years of calling for government to implement a local food policy to support New Brunswick agricultural production, the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is thrilled that MLA David Coon has presented a Local Food Security Bill to the Provincial Legislature on Wednesday, February 11.  This bill provides a...

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New Farmer Survey – Get your voice heard!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Issues, News | 0 comments

Who are Canada’s new farmers and what do they need to get started and be successful? If you are currently farming, want to be a farmer, or have recently exited farming, we need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to support the next generation of farmers in Canada. The National New Farmer Coalition and the University of Manitoba have put together a survey to assess the needs of new farmers in Canada where it concerns policy and educational opportunities. The results from this survey will be used to develop...

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2015 AGM

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

The NFU-NB’s 8th Annual General Meeting Thriving rural communities Register now online or by calling (506) 260-0087 (pre-registration required) Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015 Time: 10 am – 5 pm Location:  Centre Communautaire Ste. Anne, 715 Priestman Street, Fredericton, NB Cost:  $20/person or $40/family (includes snack and lunch by Ced’ici) Our AGM is open to all, and simultaneous French/English interpretation will be provided. Get involved: If you have ideas or suggestions for the NFU-NB for the upcoming year, please...

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