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2021 Census of Agriculture Consultation Submission

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

As the Government of Canada reviews their census for 2021, the NFU-NB has made an impassioned plea to maintain the questions regarding ‘secondary data’ that have historically been collected. This information helps assess existing, and develop new, programs and policy, and is very important to critiquing and improving the agriculture industry at home and across the country.  Topics included in the submission Separation of high-bush and low-bush blueberry production statistics Maintaining question(s) about land use and inputs (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, commercial fertilizer,...

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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, your Farmer Purchaser’s Permit, as well as your...

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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, and the ability to work in an autonomous,...

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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 finding the right person or people to take over...

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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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