Press Releases

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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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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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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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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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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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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2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field.  Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Harold Culberson, of Waterville, Carleton County, made the announcement at the National Farmers Union Region 1 Annual Convention on August 11, 2015. We wish you both good luck in your studies!     Jacob Tjibbe van Roeden is the recipient of the $1000...

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Press Release: Support needed for new young farmers

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For Immediate Release                                                                                         Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Support needed for new young farmers The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years.  The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011.  In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported, supporting the next...

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Press Release: Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Events, News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For immediate release                                                  Monday, April 27, 2015   Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy? The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Gallant government to uphold their campaign promise for “Developing a local food and beverages strategy to assist local growers and producers in developing their products and getting them to market […]” by passing Bill 11, Local Food...

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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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