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  • Elections 2015 – Questions for your candidates! | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    trade agreements Learn more here Will the next federal government resist international and corporate pressure and instead promote and strengthen Canada s supply management system Trade agreements and agriculture Trade agreements are promoted on the grounds that they will open markets for Canadian producers However at the same time they open Canada s markets for other countries Most small and medium sized businesses do not have the capacity to do overseas marketing Learn more about the status of CETA Canada European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement and the TPP Trans Pacific Partnership here W ill the next federal government develop a national food and agriculture policy that reflects the values of food sovereignty instead of pursuing the ever tightening noose of corporate control embodied in the Free Trade Agreements Grain prices and transportation Grain prices and transportation affect all farmers across the country whether as a grain farmer a livestock farmer or a consumer Learn more about how the loss of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012 has affected farmers and gain the background you need to ask your candidate this question What will the next federal government do to improve the grain transportation and marketing system so that it better

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2015/09/elections-2015-questions-for-your-candidates/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Member Survey – Deadline September 30 | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Member We want to hear from you Last year the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick board of directors set out to increase membership They hired a new executive director and are undertaking a strategic planning process One of the goals is to ensure that the farmers of the NFU NB feel engaged with and represented by their general farm organization We have identified five strategic priority areas for our work over the next three years We would love for you to complete the survey at the link below to make sure that we are on the right track It should take you between 5 and 20 minutes and will help us enormously The paper version of the survey was mailed out with the Summer Edition of the NB Family Farmer on August 20 You can complete and return the print version to Amanda Wildeman 648 Smythe Street Fredericton NB E3B 3G1 Take the survey now 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

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2015/08/member-survey-deadline-september-30/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Deux membres du conseil d’administration de l’UNF au NB reconnues comme jeune leaders | Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick
    la semaine dernière à une tournée provinciale avec 19 autres jeunes leaders du Nouveau Brunswick Rébeka Fraser Chiasson gère sa propre ferme La Ferme Terre Partagée à Rogersville Elle est membre du conseil d administration pour l UNF au NB et le Conseil de conservation du Nouveau Brunswick Dans ses mots c est un hommage à la nourriture local et les fermes locales que 21inc a voulu valoir la vie rurale et les fermes Nos collegues valent la perspective différente que nous apportons Je suis enthousiaste de voir comment je connecte avec les autres et leures visions du Nouveau Brunswick Emily Shapiro est la Directrice des femmes pour l UNF au NB Emily est co proprietaire de Becaguimec Farm et est Directrice de programmes au Centre Fallsbrook Étant une fermière débutante cette expérience est extrèmement importante pour apprendre des esprits brillants de mes collègues et aussi pour pouvoir contribuer des idées du Nouveau Brunswick rural et du secteur agricole Voyageant la province avec 20 jeunes diverses attentifs et stimulants incluant Rébeka m a permis de rapporter des nouvelles idées à ma ferme et à ma communauté 21inc reconnait les jeunes leaders du Nouveau Brunswick depuis 2007 Chaque année 21 leaders sont selectionnés du Nouveau Brunswick et d autres de Nouvelle Écosse et l Île du Prince Édouard Ils participent à un programme de 10 mois incluant une tournée d une semaine et plusieures fins de semaines formatives pour les aider à développer et mettre en marche leures visions du Nouveau Brunswick Voir www 21inc ca pour plus d informations L UNF au NB est un organisme agricole général aggrée qui représente les familles fermières dans toutes les denrées agricoles L UNF travaille pour le développement de politiques économiques et sociales qui vont garder la ferme familiale comme unité primaire de

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/fr/2014/11/deux-membres-du-conseil-dadministration-de-lunf-au-nb-reconnues-comme-jeune-leaders/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Une championne pour les femmes est reconnue pour son oeuvre | Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick
    femme qui s est mérité le respect de plusieurs fermiers masculins et surtout des fermières pour tout son travail sa détermination et ses contributions au domaine de l agriculture Betty a siégé comme représentante de la Région 1 auprès de l Union nationale des fermiers pendant 7 ans dont 5 années en tant que membre de l exécutif Betty a également siégé sur le Conseil d administration de l Organisation des agricultrices du Nouveau Brunswick et des Associés du Nouveau Brunswick pour l agriculture en tant que vice présidente et ensuite présidente des deux organisations J ai décidé au printemps dernier de quitter mon poste en tant que directrice pour le District 1 pour dévouer plus de temps à mes activités commerciales Je serai toujours membre de l UNF et je suis reconnaissante pour la merveilleuse opportunité de travailler avec les membres sur le conseil national Née et élevée sur une ferme mixte Betty s est mariée dans une autre famille fermière et a élevé 3 enfants Elle continue encore dans la production mixte de légumes et de bœuf Être une fermière comprend des défis au fil des années y compris d être toujours en minorité Lorsqu elle a commencé à participer aux réunions des éleveurs de bovins du Nouveau Brunswick elle était la seule femme et ce pendant plusieurs années J étais intéressée à ce qui se passait et je croyais que j avais pleins droits d être là et d apprendre C était mon occupation je suis fermière et c était ce que je devais faire Je voulais apprendre et m engager dans les politiques agricoles Pour ainsi faire il faut bien aller aux rencontres être présente pour les votes et faire partie d un organisme agricole général Betty est également écrivaine et plusieurs peuvent la reconnaitre tout

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/fr/2014/12/une-championne-pour-les-femmes-est-reconnue-pour-son-oeuvre/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Issues | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Director on Dec 8 2014 in Issues News 0 comments 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 on November 24 2014 Once it passes through the Senate and receives royal assent Canada will have a new Plant Breeder s Rights Act which conforms with UPOV 91 and a new Seeds Act The Conservative party and the Liberal Party both supported the Bill C 18 The NDP Green Party and Bloc Quebecois voted against it Last winter we published the Fundamental Principles of a Farmers Seed Act The first sentence Read More Harper Government Destroys Farmer Control Over Seed Posted by Director on Nov 25 2014 in Issues News Press release 0 comments FRANÇAIS PRESS RELEASE November 25 2014 Saskatoon SK The National Farmers Union NFU is sounding the alarm with the passing of Bill C 18 the Agriculture Growth Act omnibus bill yesterday in the House of Commons Farmers must now contend with UPOV 91 UPOV 91 is one of the most farmer unfriendly mechanisms we have ever seen exclaimed Jan Slomp NFU President Bill C 18 gives seed breeders increasingly large multinational companies massive new rights over seed along with the power to extract vast amounts of money from farmers added Ann Read More Will the Energy East Pipeline go through your farm Posted by Director on Nov 25 2014 in Issues News 0 comments Click here to read about how you can participate in the National Energy Board hearings on the Energy East Pipeline applications open from Feb 3 Mar 3 2015 Please stand up for your land water and livelihood by answering this call to action The NFUNB is reaching

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/category/issues/page/2/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Harper Government Destroys Farmer Control Over Seed | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    NFU Vice President Policy UPOV 91 enacted through Bill C 18 gives plant breeders exclusive rights over seed by allowing them complete control over the saving and reusing conditioning stocking importing and exporting of seed They also now control who may be authorized to do any of these activities said Terry Boehm Chair of the NFU Seed and Trade Committee He added Farmers get a privilege which can be removed or diminished to save and reuse condition and store seed for their own holdings The most immediate problem is farmers now have only a transient privilege while breeders have permanent exclusive rights This is wrong wrong wrong Boehm declared As soon as this legislation was introduced the NFU raised the question of how a farmer could exercise his privilege if he could not stock seed Because of NFU pressure the only amendment made to Bill C 18 was to include storing seed in the farmers privilege However the question remains what does storing mean when the plant breeder keeps the exclusive right to stock seed under the same legislation We think this legislation is flawed and farmers will end up in court over this error explained Boehm This legislation makes it possible for seed companies to collect End Point Royalties on a farmer s entire crop It also gives seed companies the possibility to create monopolies to control future breeding by others through the Act s essentially derived clause which gives breeders full control of any new varieties that exhibit characteristics of a company s already protected variety stated Ann Slater Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated that the Harper government is being run like a business It is certainly being run for big business and not the public interest Bill C 18 is another blatant example of this mind set

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2014/11/harper-government-destroys-farmer-control-over-seed/ (2016-04-26)
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  • NFU in NB Welcomes New Executive Director | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Resources and Peace Amanda has extensive hands on experience working for farmers in this province She brings new energy and enthusiasm to her role as executive director of one of NB s two general farm organizations I am thrilled to be taking on this new role The National Farmers Union has been working hard for farm families for many years both here in New Brunswick and across Canada Farmers are the foundation for regional food security and when their livelihoods are compromised because of policies and programs that do not benefit them we are all at risk Amanda is passionate about food sovereignty and working to help create a just food system She looks forward to her role in enhancing the success and vitality of the province s farmers and in the development of progressive agriculture policies The National Farmers Union NFU has represented farm families in all agricultural commodities across Canada for over forty years Member families of the NFU believe the family farm is the most appropriate and efficient means of agricultural production Its members work together to achieve farm policies that ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations The NFUNB supports buying locally and has been working with the government and other nonprofit organizations like the Conservation Council of NB on the BuyLocalNB campaign to help NB farmers and consumers connect more directly One of Amanda s goals is to increase the number of NFUNB members Keep an eye out for events and visits to your region over the coming months Contact her with any questions about the organization Invite her to take part in an event that is happening in your community by calling 506 260 0087 or drop her a line at info nfunb org Download

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2014/11/nfu-in-nb-welcomes-new-executive-director/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Press release: Industry plans for the release of GM alfalfa concerns NB Farmers | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Murray Bunnett Family Farms GM alfalfa will cross pollinate with non GM and organic alfalfa and this will threaten the very livelihoods of many New Brunswick organic and conventional farms Alfalfa is a highly valued crop in both organic and conventional farming systems Harvested as hay alfalfa is used as high protein feed for dairy cows beef cattle and other livestock It is also touted as the most important nitrogen fixing perennial contributing to soil fertility and quality while also naturally suppressing weeds It is not only important to domestic markets but is also a significant export crop for Canada and many of these export markets have non GM policies The greatest concerns about GM alfalfa relate to the fact that it is an insect pollinated crop meaning that pollen from GM alfalfa could easily contaminate organic and non GM alfalfa The Canadian Seed Trade Association is attempting to develop a coexistence plan for GM alfalfa but this is widely viewed as an impossible goal Given that the likelihood of contamination is so high and the economic risk so great for both organic and conventional farmers the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network ACORN strongly oppose the approval of GM alfalfa 30 About NFU NB The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is one of two accredited general farm organizations in the province The NFU has represented farm families in all agricultural commodities across Canada for over forty years Member families of the NFU believe the family farm is the most appropriate and efficient means of agricultural production Its members work together to achieve farm policies which will ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations For more information about the NFU NB visit www

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2013/03/media-release-industry-plans-to-release-of-gm-alfalfa-concerns-nb-farmers/ (2016-04-26)
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