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Update on Bill-75

The National Farmers Union is pleased to update our members, the public and supporting organizations that Bill-75 has not yet passed 3rd reading in the Legislative Assembly. It was read

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Meet Edee

Hello,  I’m Edee, Hayes Farm Co-Creator and Co-Chair of NB Community Harvest Gardens. Hayes Farm is a teaching farm with history and roots and a mission to grow food,

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Meet Amanda

Hello, I’m Amanda. I am a farmer raising beef cattle in Jemseg, NB. I grew up on a fruit, vegetable, beef, woodlot, and hay farm in rural NB with my

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Meet Megan

Hello,  I’m Megan. I am a forest ecologist, a researcher, a fibre artist and a farmer. I farm on a mixed family farm/homestead with my partner, in Anagance, NB.

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Meet Data

Hello, I’m Data. I am a landed immigrant from Indonesia who has lived in Canada intermittently for more than a decade. Having accessed CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) money

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Potash Exploration

Glassville, NB – The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU-NB) is concerned about a request for proposals for potash exploration. The Government of New Brunswick recently issued a

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Write to your MLA

Use this form to email your MLA regarding the amendments made to the Mining Act in Bill-75. If you do not know your MLA, please click here to find them.

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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

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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

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Meet Riley

Hi, I’m Riley.  My wife Chantal and I are new entrants.  We started with a small flock of sheep in 2010 just outside of Fredericton and quickly outgrew our space. 

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Meet Barb

Hello, I’m Barb.  Raised in the city, I became a farmer when I married into a farm family. My husband, Victor, and I raised three children while running a small dairy farm in Juniper, in western NB.  With

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Meet Eva

Hello, I’m Eva. I own and operate a farm in Saint-Maurice, with my partner and three children.  We are going into our 9th year of CSAs and farmers markets.  We

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Meet Stephanie

Hello, I’m Stephanie.  My husband and I have farmed in Head of Millstream for over 40 years, first in dairy, then raising dairy heifers, and finally into raising grass fed

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Meet Ted

Hi, I’m Ted, I have been farming in New Brunswick for over 30 years.  Over the years, my farm in Harvey has provided many different bounties from certified organic vegetables,

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CANB – 2 Jobs Available

Description of The Organization: The Cooperation in Agro-Food New Brunswick is an organization established to ensure a viable food chain in the provision of agro-foods products of New Brunswick. Position

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New Farmers of the Maritimes

Following a wonderful and engaging youth seminar in PEI over the weekend, here is a helpful article by NFU’s Region 1 Youth President, Philippe Gervais. The group welcomed Ayla Fenton,

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Livestock Legislation Updates

The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (DAAF) has undertaken a review of legislation around the licensing of new or expanding livestock operations. The legislation which at one

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Co-operation Agri-Food New Brunswick

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

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Summer Student Opportunity

The NFU-NB is actively seeking a Francophone Outreach Coordinator for an 8-week summer student position. To get involved in this general farm organization working in support of the family farm, find

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2017 – 18 Provincial Budget

On February 7, the NFU-NB was present at the 2017-18 provincial budget lock in.  The NFU-NB had made a submission in December 2016 with our recommendations.  They included: Financial backing

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Farmland for FARMERS

Originally published in Farm Focus, February 2017 By Katherine Aske Since the 2008 global financial crisis, investing in farmland has become increasingly popular.  Bonnefield is a Canadian investment company

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CETA: What it is, how it will affect you

By now, many of you have likely caught wind of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed on October 30th. With so

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Open Letter to Premier Gallant

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Fredericton, NB Dear Premier Gallant, During last week’s interview on CBC’s Information Morning a caller asked what your government is doing to attract and support

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2016 AGM Registration

Advance registration is now open! Please use the form below to register for the: 2016 NFU-NB Annual General Meeting: NB’s Empty Farmland: Use it or lose it Sunday, March 13

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How to submit a resolution

As a democratic general farm organization that is run by farmers, for farmers, the NFU uses a system of resolutions as a mechanism for policy making within the organization.  Any

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NB Farmers and Food Sovereignty

By Rébeka Fraser-Chiasson, NFU-NB board member and co-owner of Ferme Terre Partagée in Rogersville, NB. Last month, I was asked to address the participants of the New Brunswick Food Security Action

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NFU-NB Land Use Policy Recommendations

Summary of Recommendations from the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick to the Agricultural Land Policy Consultations These recommendations are part of a complete submission presented to the Department of

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World Food Day 2015

Trade deals and Food Sovereignty don’t mix, says NFU Press Release (Oct. 16, 2015) – On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in

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2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced

The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing

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Food and Farming – The Dennis Report

Ted Wiggans, NFU-NB President and owner/operator of The Shepherd’s Garden in Harvey Station, NB, and Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director of the NFU-NB discuss local food and local farming in

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Local Food Security Bill – Update

After many years of calling on various governments to implement a local food policy that allows farmers access to local markets, increasing local food consumption and awareness in the province,

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Press Release: Support needed for new young farmers

Press Release For Immediate Release                                                                                         Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years.  The total number of

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National Farmers Union hosts Joan Brady

National Farmers’ Union hosts Joan Brady: Former NFU women’s president to talk about revitalizing rural family farms Click here to read the full article at the telegraphjournal online.

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NFU-NB applauds Local Food Security Bill

Press Release For immediate release After many years of calling for government to implement a local food policy to support New Brunswick agricultural production, the National Farmers Union in New

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2015 AGM

The NFU-NB’s 8th Annual General Meeting Thriving rural communities Register now online or by calling (506) 260-0087 (pre-registration required) Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015 Time: 10 am – 5 pm Location:

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Engage NB – Strategic Program Review

engageNB – Strategic Program Review As part of the planning for the upcoming budget, finance Minister Victor Boudreau has called for a public consultation. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, February

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Soil Compaction Workshop – Grand Falls

Collège Communautaire du NB 160 Reservoir Street, Grand Falls, NB Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Download the Soil Compaction Workshop Schedule To register or for any questions please contact:  gordon.fairchild@ccnb.ca or (506)

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Potato Selection Release Open House

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 the Potato Research Centre is hosting an Open House. For the official invite click here. Where: Potato Research Centre 850 Lincoln Road Fredericton, New Brunswick

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ACORN’s 8th Annual Organic Forum

When:  Monday, February 16, 2015 1:00-5:00pm with catered lunch starting at 11:30am & social hour to follow after Where: Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, NB Parking behind

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Vegetable Seed Webinar

Quality Assurance in Ecological Seed Production FREE Webinar Hosted by the Bauta Family Iniative on Canadian Seed Security January 28, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time To register

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A Bright Future in NB Apple Production

A Bright Future in NB Apple Production Workshop for New and Existing Producers Wednesday January 21st, 2015 Fredericton Inn, Fredericton NB Do you want to make more money? Then come

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Interview with Téléjournal Acadie

Listen here to the interview at Jean-Eudes Chiasson’s farm on current high price of cattle. Begins at 3 minutes 13 seconds. Interview originally aired on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at

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Condolences

The Board of Directors of the NFU-NB offers their deepest condolences to our treasurer, Joan Lapage-Tompkins.  Her father, Elmer C. Lapage, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014.  We appreciate

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Call to Action: Bill C-18

Update on Bill C-18 and a Call to Action for a new Seed Act for Farmers Ann Slater, NFU Vice President (Policy) Bill C-18 or The Agricultural Growth Act passed third reading

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NFU REGION 1 ANNUAL CONVENTION

NFU REGION 1 ANNUAL CONVENTION, Florenceville, NB You and your family are invited to attend the 2014 Region 1 Annual Convention on Tuesday, August 12, at the Florenceville Legion, 219 Greenfield

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Good News For Farmers, Jan. 8

Listen here to the interview on “McLean in the Morning” The National Farmers Union in NB has some good news to share with farmers.  In the spring of 2013 the National

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NFU in NB announces 2013 AGM!

The Schedule is ready to download! Important note: we will be accepting AGM resolutions up until noon on March 16th, it would be great to have them in writing before

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NFU Food Sovereignty Workshop

Attn: NFU Members (including Associate Members) — Region 1 NFU Food Sovereignty Workshop March 1–2, 2012, in Rustico, PEI IPC has been organizing workshops for our members across the country.

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FCC Rosemary Davis Award

Farm Credit Canada looks to celebrate exceptional women in agriculture Regina, Saskatchewan, November 22, 2011 — Nominations for the 2012 FCC Rosemary Davis Award officially open today, as Farm Credit Canada

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