Recommendations by the NFU to New Brunswick elected representatives

This is a hard time for farmers in our province and across the country. New Brunswick farmers are hardworking professionals, many with university degrees and generations of successful family farm management. Yet in 2007, the total net income for NB farms averaged $ -24,746.00 (Statistics Canada Farm Financial Statistics). On most NB farms, this negative income means at least one family member must work another job off-farm to keep the farm alive. How can NB thrive and be sustainable if farmers can’t afford to grow food?