Press releases

Press Release Bill-75

March 7, 2022 – Agriculture NB is alarmed by Bill-75, which includes an amendment to the Mining Act that would give prospectors leave to go on private or farm land without permission.   Agriculture NB was surprised to learn about this Bill through a journalist and not through regular communications with government representatives. The agricultural […]

Agricultural organizations support New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers

The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU-NB), the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick, and Really Local Harvest ask the government and Alcool New Brunswick Liquor (ANBL) to rescind recent changes to the distribution system, introduction of profitability levels and the registration process.

Letter to Premier Higgs from NFU President, Katie Ward

New Brunswick Premier Blaine HiggsVia email: premier@gnb.ca Dear Premier Higgs, Re: Immediate Need for Temporary Foreign Workers in New Brunswick The National Farmers Union urges you to allow the entrance of Temporary Foreign Workers into the Province ofNew Brunswick. In response to your announcement on April 28th, 2020 prohibiting the arrival of workers, NewBrunswick farmers […]

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

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 […]

NFU-NB to host La Via Campesina Youth Conference

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 […]

Chickens at Legislative Assembly

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. […]

Livestock rearing by small farmers as a means to attain food sovereignty

Rogersville, June 23rd, 2019 – Response of the National Farmers Union, New Brunswick section, to the “Dairy is Scary” Campaign being promoted by the Vegan Education Group.  “A food system which oppresses and abuses farmers is, in fact, more apt to engender and multiply the abuse of livestock animals. The NFU reiterates that the images […]

Canadians have the right to know what they are eating, says National Farmers Union-NB (NFU-NB) about unlabelled GM salmon

(Rogersville, Monday April 8, 2019) – The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has recently approved the production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon. AquaBounty, based in Prince Edward Island, would become the first factory in Canada to produce GM salmon, the first GM food animal in the world. The Canadian government has invested in […]

Ensuring Farmers Rights: At Home and Abroad, NFU-NB 2019 AGM

Glassville, Thursday, April 4rd, 2019 – The rights of farmers are continually threatened worldwide. In part due to the tireless work of la Via Campesina and member organizations, the United Nations has recently adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants; aimed at protecting the livelihoods and small-scale methods of food production internationally. At home, Canada not only […]

Commentary: Support for new farmers must include access to daycare services

November 8, 2016 Agriculture has existed for over 10,000 years, and ever since it began, women have played a vital role. Whether working in the kitchen, keeping house or educating children, the large majority of family farms wouldn’t have a shot without the work of the women.  More and more, women are not just participating […]