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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

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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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Press Release: NFU-NB calls on government to uphold independence of Office of the Chief Medical Officer

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For Immediate Release                                                                   Tuesday, December 15, 2015 National Farmers Union in NB calls on government to uphold independence of Office of the Chief Medical Officer Fredericton – The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Liberal government for transparency and accountability with regards to the force leaved and termination of the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eilish Cleary. “The provincial government’s...

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Agricultural Land Policy Consultations – Now Open!

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

See the original invitation on the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Website here.  The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking public input in the development of an agricultural land policy. Agriculture is an essential and historical part of New Brunswick’s rural economy, generating in excess of $570 million in farmgate sales, and over $1 billion of processed agri-food products. Together, farmers and processors provide 11,000 full-time equivalent jobs. Farmland is an essential resource in...

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World Food Day 2015

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Trade deals and Food Sovereignty don’t mix, says NFU   Press Release (Oct. 16, 2015) – On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in Quebec City. World Food Day commemorates the occasion by celebrating the FAO’s mission to promote international cooperation to combat hunger, rural poverty, disempowerment and public apathy regarding these issues. “World Food Day serves as a reminder of our international commitment to work toward world-wide food security and social justice for...

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A Message from the Women’s President, Emily Shapiro

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A Message from the Women’s President, Emily Shapiro As a come-from-away, raised in an urban neighbourhood, it can be difficult to negotiate one’s place in the New Brunswick farming community.  As a young, inexperienced, female farmer it can be even more so. Our former president, Jean-Eudes Chiasson, asked me once; what, in my opinion, is the definition of a farmer?  At the time, my partner, John and I had been raising pork, dairy cattle, and beef and sharing equitably in the farm tasks and costs for a number of years.  Nonetheless,...

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Ferme Springbrook Farm – The Farmers of the NFU-NB Series

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Featured Farmer, News | 0 comments

Ferme Springbrook Farm was first featured in the Summer 2015 Edition of the NB Family Farmer. Jean-Pierre Gagnon calls himself an agricultural entrepreneur, rather than a farmer.  He enjoys both connecting with his customers as well as growing La Ferme Springbrook Farm brand.  For him, he’s not just selling a pork chop, he’s selling a Gagnon pork chop or a Springbrook pork chop, and for the past ten years his customers at the Dieppe farmers market have come to know and recognize the quality of the Springbrook name. The land that...

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