Commentary: Getting local food into restaurants – NB farmer and restauranteur shares her insights

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in News, Press release, Publications | 0 comments

Getting local food into restaurants: NB farmer and restauranteur shares her insights ***Note this commentary was first published in the Summer 2016 Edition of the NB Family Farmer as the Message from the Women’s president*** Commentary – September 29, 2016 When we started farming six years ago we had already been restauranteurs for seven years.  It all began when we thought we would find a way to feed our growing family of three boys and one girl.  We wanted to know what was in our food and what chemicals were going into our children so we chose to grow according to the Canadian...

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NFU-NB makes presentation to the Select Committee on Climate Change

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Issues, News, Publications | 0 comments

On Thursday, September 1, Ted Wiggans, NFU-NB president and Amanda Wildeman, NFU-NB executive director made a presentation to the Select Committee on Climate Change. This eight person, all-party committee is hearing government departments, non-governmental associations and individuals as they travel around the province to hold public meetings.  Below is the text of our submission. Click here to download the PDF version here. We are continuing to make recommendations to the committee so if you have additional farmer-driven solutions, please make them known and we will pass them...

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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 includes the protection of surrounding forests...

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GMO Inquiry 2015 – a new report by CBAN

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Issues, News, Publications | 0 comments

New Report Reveals the Status of GM Crops and Foods in Canada 20 years after first GM approval, information is lacking Download the full report here Press Release March 19, 2015. Ottawa. Twenty years after approval of the first genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops in Canada, information on the amount and prevalence of GM foods and crops is lacking, according to the new report “Where in the World are GM Crops and Foods?” published by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). “After 20 years, we need to track where GM foods are on grocery store...

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Congratulations to this year’s David Frost Memorial scholarship winners!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in News, Publications | 0 comments

Winners of the 2012 NFU in NB David Frost Memorial Scholarships and the new $1000 NFU in NB scholarship were announced by committee member, Harold Culberson at the NFU Regional Convention (Region 1) on August 7th, 2012. Winner of the $1000 Frost Scholarship to a student studying agriculture in a degree program is Zachary Coates of Scoudouc. Denis Levesque of St. Andre is the winner of the $500 Frost Scholarship to a diploma of agriculture student.  Allison Dykstra of Knowlesville is the first winner of the new $1000 NFU in NB Scholarship, established to assist children of NFU member families...

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Why supply management works and why Canada should keep it!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in News, Publications | 0 comments

The deal is underway. The federal government announced that Canada has been accepted into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Prime Minister Stephen Harper has failed to divulge if this means that the supply management system of the dairy and poultry industry is on the chopping block. Meanwhile farmers and farm organizations across the country, including the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU in NB), are speaking out. “Supply management is the system we use here in Canada to make sure that there is always enough for Canadian consumers, and so we don’t end up dumping excess...

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