Region 1-District 2

Region 1 (Atlantic) – District 2 (New Brunswick) stories and related info on the National Farmers Union website.

Young people going to universities are more likely to become an “agricultural professional”, rather than a farmer. Even as these bright minds graduate from agricultural programs, farming is still not seen as a viable career option. Yet, never before have we relied on so few people to feed the Canadian population (1.6%) and never before have we been in a situation where 75% of farmers say they will sell their land and assets in the next 10 years. As a society, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Read more

Support for new farmers must include access to daycare services
The results of a recent survey showed that women make up the majority of new farmers in Canada.  No matter what role women are playing on farms in New Brunswick or elsewhere, the important thing is that they have the ability to choose which activities they partake in, and that these activities, whether physical labour or doing the laundry, are valued.
Soutien pour les nouveaux agriculteurs inclut l’accès au service de garderie
Depuis que l’agriculture existe il y a au moins 10 000 ans, les femmes y ont joué un rôle vital. Que ce soit au niveau de la cuisine, de l’entretien des maisons ou de l’éducation des enfants, la grosse majorité des fermes familiales ne tiendrait pas le coup sans le travail des femmes. De plus
NFU-NB welcomes Local Food and Beverage Strategy
Fredericton, NB— The National Farmers Union in NB welcomes the Local Food and Beverages Strategy announced today by Minister Rick Doucet.
L’UNF-NB accueille favorablement la nouvelle Stratégie sur les boissons et les
Fredericton—L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick (UNF-NB) accueille favorablement la Stratégie d’alimentation et des boissons locales annoncée aujourd’hui par le ministre Rick Doucet.
Getting local food into restaurants: NB farmer and restauranteur shares her insights
When we started farming six years ago we had already been restauranteurs for seven years. It all began when we thought we would find a way to feed our growing family of three boys and one girl.
Comment approvisionner les restaurants en produits du NB – une co-propriètaire de restaurant et fermière partage son opinion
Nous avions déjà été restaurateurs pendant sept années quand, il y a six ans, nous avons commencé à pratiquer l’agriculture. Le tout a commencé lorsque nous avons pensé qu’il fallait trouver une façon de nourrir nos trois garçons et notre fille qui grandissaient.
A system that leaves producers out by design
New Brunswick wild blueberry producers have faced one of the hardest seasons in history.
Un système qui laisse les producteurs de côté à dessein
Les producteurs de bleuet sauvage du N.-B. ont fait face à une des plus difficiles saisons de leur histoire.
NFU-NB disappointed with government inaction with regards to ongoing wild blueberry crisis
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick condemns the Government of New Brunswick’s lack of interest and support of wild blueberry producers in the face of this year’s low prices and market access crisis.