Posts by Claire May

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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A Spotlight on Women in Agriculture

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

More than 75% of new farmers are women, who settle on small areas, often less than one hectare in cultivation. In a fair world, all farmers would be given a voice when it comes to succession. Unfortunately, the fact is that husbands or male peers are very often invited to speak in the media on the issue of succession or new agriculture. Read the full article by Jean-Eudes Chiasson in French...

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NB Highlights from the 2016 Census of Agriculture

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Further to the Census of Agriculture released by the Government of Canada on May 10, 2017, we have lots of empirical data to help us assess the current face of farming in New Brunswick. It paints a picture with a brush of familiarity, showing the declining number of farms and farmers (“farm operators”), the increasing (though only slightly) average age of farmers, and the shrinking livestock numbers and area in production. Many of the statistics reported reconfirm our need to foster the new generation of agrarians with education and support program, reclaim and work fallow farmland, and...

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Submission – Proposed Changes to the Livestock Operations Act

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU-NB) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Livestock Operations Act.  We would like to begin by saying that the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick generally welcomes changes to the current Livestock Operations Act (LOA), and that we generally agree with the proposed changes and the approach the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has taken so far in seeking consultation and promoting awareness of the proposed changes. The NFU-NB has identified some areas of concern and we would...

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Co-operation Agri-Food New Brunswick

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

The province’s Department of Agriculture Aquaculture and Fisheries has funded $273,000 to the Cooperation Agri-food New-Brunswick initiative, announced on April 6, 2017.  The Co-op’s goal is to be operational by September of this year – that means working through the summer to purchase, process and store NB-grown food and move it into NB schools to feed NB students when classes begin again in the fall. The initiative is encouraging, but some NFU-NB members have voiced concern about the potential for produce price being the primary factor in purchasing decisions. While...

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