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  • Press Release: Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy? | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    market by passing Bill 11 Local Food Security Act at second reading on Thursday April 30 For farmers legislation promoting and protecting the industry is essential for its growth For New Brunswick rural employment is essential to the survival of our province For all New Brunswickers having reliable access to healthy foods grown with some of the highest food safety standards in the world is key to our health and well being Moving New Brunswick forward requires more than cutting a budget Promoting our local food economy will create employment will allow small businesses to start expand and thrive which will result in increased industry and higher GDP and more income and business taxes In March 2015 NB s average unemployment rate was 10 1 with Northeast at an unemployment rate of 20 3 To save our rural communities agriculture is one effective solution to stimulate rural employment During last week s debate on this bill Minister Rick Doucet called for Bill 11 to be defeated as the research must precede the legislation This bill calls for the establishment of an Advisory Council as well as a local food assessment The strategy and targets are to be put in place based on the findings of the assessment The NFU NB is calling on all New Brunswickers united by our common need for food to stand up and ask the government to support the Local Food Security Act You can join us on Thursday April 30 at 2 30 in the NB Legislature for the final debate and vote You can sign our online petition Support NB s Local Food Security Act at change org You can also call or email your MLA this week to express your desire to have year round access to NB grown and processed foods 30

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  • International Day of Peasant Struggle commemorated with statement against UPOV ’91 | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    seed law instead In other countries UPOV 91 has helped corporations more than farmers The UPOV system gives priority to the interests of a small number of global corporations that dominate commercial plant breeding The majority of the world s 196 countries do not use UPOV and to date only 52 of the 72 that do are under the UPOV 91 system Chile recently abandoned its proposed UPOV 91 law and there is strong effective opposition in many other countries that are considering UPOV 91 By passing the Agricultural Growth Act and adopting UPOV 91 the federal government does the following enables greater control over seed by corporations increases the ability of seed corporations to collect royalties from farmers allows for end point royalty collection on whole crop vastly increasing the potential for companies to obtain higher revenues from farmers reduces seed corporation costs by facilitating seed imports and thus the sale of varieties already developed for foreign markets and other countries growing conditions instead of developing suitable varieties for the Canadian market turns farmers right to save seed into a privilege and enables it to be limited or taken away completely by regulation exposes farmers who save seed for use on their own farms to court cases because the law does not define the term stocking storing seed for future use for example Seed corporations will sue farmers to seek favourable court rulings on the interpretation of the new law Court cases are very expensive and put farmers at a disadvantage in terms of mounting a defense therefore they can be used as a threat to induce farmers to purchase seed annually instead of saving and planting their own farm saved seed given the current government s policy of de funding public plant breeding of important cereal crops the Agricultural Growth Act reduces farmers access to potential new varieties that would have been developed by Agriculture Canada researchers by supporting a system where only those new varieties that fit corporate goals such as seed that depends on purchased inputs will be commercialized gives seed companies a strong incentive to de register older varieties that are in the public domain or under UPOV 78 to increase their market for new varieties subject to UPOV 91 Farmers who continue using older de registered varieties for agronomic reasons may also become ineligible for farm support programs that require the use of registered seed increases the power imbalance between farmers and corporations by promoting transfer of wealth from farmers to corporations via royalties This will increase the concentration of ownership in the agricultural supply chain seed companies also sell crop inputs and or purchase grain and allows corporations to control and collect royalties on future varieties developed by others if they are deemed to be essentially derived from a PBR protected variety In light of the government s policy to sell publicly developed germplasm this law facilitates the privatization of Canada s heritage of plant genetic resources Many of the organizations that were

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  • Issues | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    food security bill Posted by Director on Apr 30 2015 in Events Issues News 0 comments Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill Kate Letterick CBC April 30 2015 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 International Day of Peasant Struggle commemorated with statement against UPOV 91 Posted by Director on Apr 20 2015 in Issues News Press release 0 comments April 17 2015 The National Farmers Union NFU and the Union Paysanne UP are marking April 17 2015 the International Day of Peasant Struggle by joining with other Canadian organizations in denouncing the recent passing of Bill C 18 the Agricultural Growth Act and calling on the Government of Canada to reverse recent changes to the Plant Breeders Rights Act that put Canada under the UPOV 91 regime The groups urge the federal parties to commit to rebuilding Canada s public plant breeding capacity and developing a seed system that works for farmers and people After Read More National Farmers Union hosts Joan Brady Posted by Director on Apr 10 2015 in Events Issues News 0 comments 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 Read More GMO Inquiry 2015 a new report by CBAN Posted

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  • NFU-NB 2015 Scholarships now accepting applications | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    from NB farm families for two scholarships for studies related to agriculture In memory of the late David Frost a respected agrologist who passed away in March 2010 the NFU offers a 500 scholarship toward a diploma program to a grad who is a son or daughter of registered NB agricultural producers Candidates must be accepted to a recognized Canadian college or university and priority will be given to students enrolling in an agricultural program In addition a 1000 NFU in NB Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture or related studies who is from a farm family registered through Service NB as a member of the NFU in NB Academic achievement school and community involvement financial need and a demonstrated interest in agriculture will all be taken into consideration by the selection committee An official transcript must be included in the application along with a detailed cover letter and a letter of recommendation Deadline for applications is July 15 2015 and scholarship winners will be announced at the NFU regional meeting in August Funds will be awarded in mid January 2016 upon successful completion of the first semester of study and commencement of the second semester The NFU in NB is an accredited general farm organization representing farm families in all agricultural commodities The NFU in NB recognizes the importance of investing in the future of farming and encourages young people to pursue their interest in agriculture Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance counselors throughout the province from members of the NFU NB or online at www nfunb org 30 Download the application form here Contact Barb Somerville Secretary NFU NB 506 246 5583 Amanda Wildeman Executive Director NFU NB 506 260 0087 Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2015/03/nfu-nb-2015-scholarships-now-accepting-applications/ (2016-04-26)
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  • NFU-NB applauds Local Food Security Bill | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Legislature on Wednesday February 11 This bill provides a strong regulatory framework that would support New Brunswick s local food economy including a baseline assessment to fully understand how much food is currently produced in our province and how much of that food is consumed by New Brunswickers Food is one thing that all New Brunswickers require on a daily basis and food security is an issue that affects and unites all people The NFU NB believes that the implementation of a provincial food system that encourages food production and procurement from within the province will help create a more stable economic outlook for our farmers as well as further generate rural employment and sustain rural economies This bill calls for a labelling system that will identify New Brunswick produced and processed foods with a minimum of 80 of ingredients produced or harvested in NB This will recognize the work of our farmers and make it easily identifiable by consumers whether they buy their food in the grocery store or at the farmers market The National Farmers Union in NB is calling on all MLAs and in particular Honourable Rick Doucet Minister of Agriculture Aquaculture and Fisheries to stand up and say yes to New Brunswick farmers and the future of food in our province 30 The National Farmers Union in NB is one of two general farm organizations representing New Brunswick farm families in all agricultural commodities NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food producing unit Contacts Jean Eudes Chiasson President NFU NB 506 775 6033 Amanda Wildeman executive director NFU

    Original URL path: http://nfunb.org/en/2015/02/nfu-nb-applauds-local-food-security-bill/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Highest cattle prices in over 10 years | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    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 particularly benefit farmers with a cow calf operation meaning they sell the young cattle at a weight of 500 600 pounds Trends are expected to keep up for at least the next few years due to market demand Even with positive projections for stable prices the NFU NB encourages all farmers to do their research and make an informed decision regarding the market outlook of cattle prices before committing to any major long term investments in cattle The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is one of two accredited general farm organizations in the province NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions The NFU works toward the development and implementation of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food producing unit 30 Contact Jean Eudes Chiasson President NFUNB 506

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  • Press Releases | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Board members recognized for leadership Posted by Director on Nov 6 2014 in News Press release 0 comments FRANÇAIS The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is honoured to announce that two of its board members have been recognized as leaders through 21inc in 2014 2015 Rébeka Fraser Chiasson and Emily Shapiro participated last week in a province wide tour with the other 19 recognized leaders from New Brunswick Rébeka Fraser Chiasson currently owns and manages her farm La Ferme Terre Partagée in Rogersville She sits on the board of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick as well as the Conservation Council of New Brunswick Rébeka read more 2014 National Farmers Union in NB Scholarships Announced Posted by Director on Oct 17 2014 in News Press release 0 comments FRANÇAIS The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2014 NFU in NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarships awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of the Family Farm encouraging young people to pursue a career in farming is just one of the many ways that the NFU in NB is promoting local sustainable agriculture NFU in NB director and selection committee chair Harold Culberson read more Press release Industry plans for the release of GM alfalfa concerns NB Farmers Posted by Director on Mar 14 2013 in News Press release 0 comments March 14 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sackville NB Farmers and consumers in the Maritimes and across Canada are concerned about industry plans to prepare for the release of genetically modified GM alfalfa A company called Forage Genetics International has applied Monsanto s genetically modified Roundup Ready herbicide resistant technology to alfalfa GM alfalfa was deemed safe for production and consumption in Canada in 2005 but the varieties have to be registered before it is legal to sell them in Canada With a growing season read more Press release Provincial Agricultural Group Launches NB Food Label Survey Posted by Director on Dec 19 2012 in Events News Press release 0 comments PROVINCIAL AGRICULTURAL GROUP LAUNCHES NB FOOD LABEL SURVEY For immediate release December 19 2012 The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick NFU in NB has launched an initiative to better understand and support the marketing needs of NB farmers We have been in on going talks with the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture encouraging them to find read more Press release Provincial Farm Organization Applauds Government Commitment to Promote Local Food but Expresses Concern over Future Supply of Clean Water Posted by Director on Dec 5 2012 in News Press release 0 comments Provincial Farm Organization Applauds Government Commitment to Promote Local Food but Expresses Concern over Future Supply of Clean Water Rogersville N B Jean Eudes Chiasson President of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick has said he is very pleased with the provincial government s commitment to the value

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  • Radio-Canada : Des fermiers à Fredericton pour appuyer un projet de loi sur la « sécurité alimentaire » | Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick
    loi sur la sécurité alimentaire Publié 2015 04 30 Des fermiers à Fredericton pour appuyer un projet de loi sur la sécurité alimentaire Radio Canada jeudi 30 avril 2015 Kevin Arseneau président des jeunes UNF NB photo Kevin Arseneau Extrait Parfois on assiste à des réunions gouvernementales et parfois c est très insultant de voir ces plateaux de légumes en plein été des légumes qui viennent de très loin qui sont servis lors de réunions gouvernementales alors qu il y a des producteurs locaux présents à ces rencontres Kevin Arseneau fermier L adoption du projet de loi des verts augmenterait les revenus et la production des fermiers locaux dit il Il fait d autre part remarquer que les consommateurs réclament de plus en plus les produits locaux C est important pour les consommateurs qui en demandent de plus en plus de ces produits locaux qui viennent de fermes où ils peuvent se rendre où ils peuvent toucher les produits Cliquez ici pour lire l article complèt sur radiocanada ca Recevez le bulletin mensuel de l UNFNB champ obligatoire Courriel Nom Nom de famille Format de courriel html text Nouvelles Le ferment de la nouvelle culture agricole Série d entrevues pour

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