You can join the NFU-NB by completing the Province of New Brunswick’s voluntary Farm Business Registry application form and submitting your fee. Once registered, you automatically have access to government programs such as fuel tax exemption (Purchaser’s Permit), farm truck plates, access to funding programs and more.
You also have the option of joining directly with the National Farmers Union. For more information, click here!
Registration fees help support the work of the NFU-NB and its advocacy efforts on your behalf. Farmers are welcome to contact us at (506) 260-0087 with questions or for assistance in joining.
Commodity boards govern issues relating to specific commodities in the province, what the National Farmers Union does is advocate on the farmers behalf at all levels of government on ALL common farming issues. We voice your concerns to government decision-makers; advocating on your behalf and working proactively to improve programs and policies at the provincial and federal level.
The National Farmers Union is a grass-roots organization, and our policies reflect the concerns our members bring to the table. Farmers who join the NFU-NB can attend any of the regular regional meetings to raise issues of concern.
Once a year, generally in the winter, we have our Annual General Meeting, where we pass resolutions that set our policy concerns for the year. You can also contact any of the members of our board of directors. Or you can be in touch with the NFU-NB office directly, at any time, with questions or concerns.
We are always looking for new, interested farmers to become members on the board of directors or to work on various campaigns. Give us a call, drop us a line at the office, or contact any of our current board members. For a list of our current board members, click here.
NFU members across Canada have access to a group health plan, which provides competitive rates for you and your family. Click here to download the plan details. Or call Nicole DeCorby with Regency Advisors at 1-877-837-3377 for more information.
Among other things, the National Farmers Union is pleased to offer its members access to an accountant to help with any of your accounting needs. Our accountant offers service to NFU-NB members at a nominal fee, and can help you set-up an accounting system that will work for you and your farm business.
Your Registered Professional Agricultural Producer number is what you need to access the Tax-free fuel for farms, Farm License Plates. Starting in 2016 you will no longer receive a green card, you will receive a letter with your number instead. You will now simply need to provide the number to your fuel provider, they will check that it is accurate on a live website created by SNB.
You can renew your farm license plates (F-Plates) online, through SNB Teleservices or in-person at Service New Brunswick. Currently, all F-Plates expire on March 31. Make sure you have your current RPAP number on hand to make sure there are no delays.