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Letter to Premier Higgs from NFU President, Katie Ward

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Letter-to-NB-Premier-re-TFW

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Joint statement from the NFU-NB, AANB and Really Local Harvest in regards to TFW restriction

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in News, Press release | 0 comments

The families of Odulio (in white) and Manuel (in blue). These men are temporary foreign workers from Cordoba, Mexico, who have worked at Strawberry Hill Farm for several years. (Photo: Tim Livingstone) The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick and Really Local Harvest strongly disagree with the decision to restrict incoming temporary foreign workers (TFW’s) into the province.  TFW’s are an integral part of food production in New Brunswick. “This is cutting the means by which we have to produce. They want us to increase vegetable...

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NFU-NB to host La Via Campesina Youth Conference

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Rogersville, Thursday, November 7, 2019 – The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU-NB) in coordination with NFU Youth members, La Via Campesina (LVC) North America and La Ferme Terre Partagée are hosting approximately 30 La Via Campesina youth delegates from across North America in November. This dynamic, politically oriented gathering is co-financed by the European Union and La Via Campesina international. Delegates will gather for a week of sessions that will include topics such as, climate justice, popular peasant feminism and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

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Chickens at Legislative Assembly

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Fredericton, November 18, 2019 – The National Farmers Union of New Brunswick (NFU-NB) will mark the opening of the NB’s Legislative Session by protesting with avian allies For more than ten years, NFU-NB has been campaigning for family farms and for recognition of agriculture as a driver of community economic development with adequate financial support. In these ten years, local food and local agriculture have become increasingly important in popular consciousness, and the enthusiasm for local food can be felt almost everywhere in the province. However, many of NFU-NB’s...

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2021 Census of Agriculture Consultation Submission

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in New entrants, 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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