Rural Quality of Life

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Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2019
In this issue: Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, President Katie Ward, Women’s President Toby Malloy, Youth President Stuart Oke; reports from First-Time Convention Attendees Introducing Jessie Macinnis, Youth Vice President; Riley Côté-Demerchant, Region 1 Board Member Resolutions passed at the NFU’s 49th Annual Convention, November 22nd to 24th, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Remembering Brendan Read more
UN Adopts Declaration on the Rights of Peasants
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly approved the Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas this afternoon, expressing the widespread support for the promotion and protection of human rights for an often neglected population. It was approved by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 7 against, with 49 abstentions. Read more
NFU urges Canada to support Declaration for the Rights of Peasants at United Nations
The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges Canada to vote in favour of the United Nations (UN) Declaration for the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas when it goes before the 3rd Committee session of the General Assembly. Read more
NFU supports pharmacare consensus principles
A diverse coalition representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, workers, seniors, patients and academics has come together to issue a statement of consensus principles for the establishment of National Pharmacare in Canada. Read more
NFU finds SARM resolution deeply concerning, will not solve rural problems
The SARM resolution is not the way to address problems faced in rural areas. Read more
Letter: Re Canada Post Review Task Force
The NFU has several policies which support Canada Post and its provision of postal services which must be regarded as a right and not a privilege. Read more
Est-ce que le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick va tenir sa promesse d’établir une stratégie sur l’alimentation locale?
( lundi, le 27 avril, 2015) - L'Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick demande au gouvernement Gallant de respecter sa promesse électorale de « Mettre en oeuvre une stratégie sur les aliments et les breuvages locaux afin d'aider les producteurs et les éleveurs locaux à développer leurs produits et les amener au marché[…] » en adoptant le projet de loi 11, Loi sur la sécurité alimentaire locale, lors de sa deuxième lecture ce jeudi, le 30 avril. Pour les fermiers, une législation qui protège et fait la promotion de l'industrie est essentielle pour la croissance de celle-ci. Au Nouveau-Brunswick, l'emploi en milieu rural est essentiel à la survie de notre province. Read more
Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy?
The NFU 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 30. Read more
La ferme familiale : une espèce en danger – une présentation de l’UNF-NB à Woodstock
<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanLa ferme familiale : une espèce en danger – une présentation de l’UNF-NB à Woodstock</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanL’UNF-NB vous invite à nous joindre pour une présentation et une discussion avec l’ancienne présidente des femmes de l’Union nationale des fermiers, Joan Brady, qui parlera sur le thème <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanLa ferme familiale : une espèce en danger.</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanLa réunion se tiendra au Knights Inn Woodstock (anciennement Atlantic Inn) au 276, rue Lockhart Mill, Jacksonville, N.-B., à 19h le lundi, 6 avril. Read more
The Family Farm: a Species at Risk – NFU-NB Presentation in Woodstock
The NFU-NB is inviting all farmers to join them for a presentation and discussion with former National Farmers Union Women’s President, Joan Brady who will speak on <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe Family Farm: a Species at Risk</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span. The meeting will be held at the Knights Inn Woodstock (formerly Atlantic Inn) at 276 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville NB at 7 pm on Monday, April 6. Joan Brady is a family farmer, business person and community volunteer. She has worked in her community in various capacities which center around food production, distribution, accessibility and use. Over the past 30 years she has developed a base of expertise in the agriculture and food industry and has a consulting business: “Sustainable Futures: Farm and Food Consulting”. Read more