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  • Events | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Excerpt Kevin Arseneau who runs a farm in Pleasant Ridge near Rogersville and is the youth president for the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick says there is more of a demand for local products It s important for the consumers also who are asking more and more they want local produce that comes from where they can go see it where they can even feel it touch it you know like people like coming to the farm and seeing where their food comes from he Read More Press Release Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy Posted by Director on Apr 28 2015 in Events News Press release 0 comments Press Release For immediate release Monday April 27 2015 Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Gallant government to uphold their campaign promise for Developing a local food and beverages strategy to assist local growers and producers in developing their products and getting them to market by passing Bill 11 Local Food Security Act at second reading on Thursday April Read More Local Food Security Act Petition and Rally Posted by Director on Apr 28 2015 in Events News 0 comments Rally at the Legislative Assembly 1 30 pm Thurs April 30 2015 On Thursday April 30 at 2 30 pm the Local Food Security Act will go to vote at second reading Join us on the grounds of the NB Legislature at 1 30 for a rally expressing our support for the Local Food Security Act Bring your ID and read this so you can enter the Legislative assembly to hear the final debate and vote at 2 30 pm Our goal is to pack the gallery of the

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  • News | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    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 Read More Press Release NFU NB calls on government to uphold independence of Office of the Chief Medical Officer Posted by Director on Dec 15 2015 in News Press release 0 comments Press Release For Immediate Release Tuesday December 15 2015 National Farmers Union in NB calls on government to uphold independence of Office of the Chief Medical Officer Fredericton The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Liberal government for transparency and accountability with regards to the force leaved and termination of the Chief Medical Officer Dr Eilish Cleary The provincial government s consideration of policy options especially those that Read More Agricultural Land Policy Consultations Now Open Posted by Director on Nov 10 2015 in Events News 0 comments See the original invitation on the Department of Agriculture Aquaculture and Fisheries Website here The Department of Agriculture Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking public input in the development of an agricultural land policy Agriculture is an essential and historical part of New Brunswick s rural economy generating in excess of 570 million in farmgate sales and over 1 billion of processed agri food products Together farmers and processors provide 11 000 full time equivalent jobs Farmland is an essential resource in agriculture A clear agricultural land policy will help Read More World Food Day

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  • Press release | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Bill Posted by Director on Feb 13 2015 in Issues News Press release 0 comments Press Release For immediate release February 12 2015 NFU NB applauds Local Food Security Bill 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 Brunswick is thrilled that MLA David Coon has presented a Local Food Security Bill to the Provincial Legislature on Wednesday February 11 This bill provides a strong regulatory framework that would support New Read More Highest cattle prices in over 10 years Posted by Director on Dec 17 2014 in News Press release 0 comments FRANÇAIS Cattle prices are the highest that farmers have seen in over ten years Prices plummeted after the BSE crisis in 2003 and are finally back up to a level where farmers are able to recover the cost of production Based on sales averages from the Sussex Studholm Agricultural Society in early October prices have increased over 85 Sales prices were up an average of 84 lb for bulls and 1 23 lb for steers over the same time last year Over 50 of NFU NB members keep cattle and the rise in prices means a stable financial year for many of them The high prices will Read More A champion for women in farming recognized for her work Posted by Director on Dec 14 2014 in News Press release 0 comments FRANÇAIS Betty Brown long standing member of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick was recognized for her commitment and dedication to the NFU at the 2014 National Convention Betty was presented the Region 1 Grassroots Award on November 29 in Saskatoon The Board of Directors of the NFUNB extends their appreciation for her years of dedication and

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  • GMO Inquiry 2015 – a new report by CBAN | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    but the federal government hasn t made a commitment to track them CBAN s new report investigates what GM crops are grown in Canada and around the world where and how much and where they end up in our food system The report is the first in a series as part of CBAN s GMO Inquiry 2015 which examines the environmental economic and health impacts of GMOs genetically modified organisms after 20 years in Canada The reports respond to questions from Canadians The GM crops grown in Canada are corn canola soy and sugar beet Currently four GM crops dominate global production corn canola soy and cotton There is little diversity of GM traits on the market almost 100 of all the world s GM crops are genetically engineered to be either or both tolerant to herbicides or resistant to insects Among the findings CBAN also reported Almost all of the canola and white sugar beet grown in Canada is GM More than 80 of all the corn for grain grown in Canada is GM There is only a very small unknown amount of GM sweet corn grown At least 60 of Canada s soybeans are GM Canada maintains strong export markets for non GM food grade soybeans Statistics Canada does not gather data on all GM crops in all provinces The numbers in CBAN s report were compiled from analyses of limited Statistics Canada data US government reports and information from industry and international organizations There s no mandatory labelling of GM foods in this country said Sharratt Our report sets down the details so Canadians have somewhere to turn for information about what GM crops and foods are actually on the market More information Lucy Sharratt CBAN cell 613 809 1103 Taarini Chopra CBAN cell 226 606 8240

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  • Congratulations to this year’s David Frost Memorial scholarship winners! | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Frost Memorial scholarship winners Posted Sep 5 2012 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 who choose to pursue an agriculture related career A big congratulations goes out to the David Frost Memorial Scholarships for the 2012 year All the best as you embark on the Fall semester For more details read the following Media Rlease David Frost Scholarship Winners Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Email Format html text Events No Events News New Farmers of the Maritimes Fermenting the new farm culture Canadian family farms in the twenty first century study looking for interviewees 2016 AGM Registration

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  • Why supply management works and why Canada should keep it! | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    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 production down the drain said Randall Affleck NFU Regional Coordinator and Maritime dairy farmer It is set up to make sure that we farmers are paid a price that covers our cost of production By controlling imports through tariffs supply management keeps foreign companies from dumping their surplus in our market It s a win win win situation The government is right to keep it off the table at trade negotiations I hope they stick to their guns he added To read the article in its entirety visit Atlantic Farm Focus Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Email Format html text Events No Events News New Farmers of

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  • Elections 2015 – Eat Think Vote Campaign | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    to engage in conversation and action for a national food policy You can Sign the petition Join the movement Join or host a food event Spread the word on social media Talk to your candidates and ask agriculture related questions see the NFU suggestions here The campaign wants to see food policy included in debates and party platforms with the goal to create zero hunger across the country NFU Youth President Alex Fletcher and Youth Vice President Ayla Fenton worked with FSC to develop their policy recommendations for one of four pillars Support for new farmers The recommendations go well beyond new farmers and are strong for the entire industry Some of them include programs to help new farmers access land along with legislation that prohibits foreign ownership of land more extension and consultation services for existing farmers new low interest loans and grants to assist new farmers in getting started Read the whole document here or contact Amanda at 506 260 0087 for more information Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Email Format html text Events No Events News New Farmers of the Maritimes Fermenting the new farm culture Canadian family

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  • Elections 2015 – Are you registered to vote? | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Farm Plan Computer Literacy Workshops Français Home News Elections 2015 Are you registered to vote Elections 2015 Are you registered to vote Posted Sep 16 2015 The voice of each and every Canadian is essential to ensure that our democracy works The election will be held on Monday October 19 2015 If you cannot vote that day you can vote at your Returning Office anytime between now and the election Here are some links to make that process easier Learn who the candidates are for your riding by searching with your postal code Find out online if you are registered to vote If not you can register online here Or click here to find out what identification you will need to register and vot e on election day Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Email Format html text Events No Events News New Farmers of the Maritimes Fermenting the new farm culture Canadian family farms in the twenty first century study looking for interviewees 2016 AGM Registration How to submit a resolution Press Release Farmer s organization still waiting for government response after five months National NFU Youth Retreat Apply by Friday

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