Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2017
Reflections on Changes to Risk Management Programs • Putting Values into Action: NFU members make a difference! • 7e Conférence de LVC présenté des symboles forts de résistance et de réussites collectives • Important steps forward for youth and diversity within La Via Campesina • In Resistance to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline: Indigenous Rights and Future Generations • Let's keep our public, farmer-directed plant breeding research system intact • Seeds, Democracy and End Point Royalties • We Remember Mary Hickie 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. Read more
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 Read more
NFU in NB applauds focus on New Farmers in New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan
The new NB Economic Growth Plan places new farmers on the list of priority areas to grow New Brunswick’s economy. Read more
New Farmers Need New Government
There isn’t much talk about agriculture and the farm succession crisis this election. The political calculation seems to be that agriculture is a rural issue and rural issues don’t matter because they don’t swing votes. The assumption being that urban voters, who make up the majority, don’t understand or don’t care much about agriculture. Read more
Annonce des récipiendaires des bourses d’études de l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B.
L'Union nationale des fermiers au NB est heureuse de formellement annoncer les récipiendaires de la Bourse d'études 2015 de l'UNF-NB et de la Bourse d'études commémorative David Frost remises à des diplômés des écoles secondaires du Nouveau-Brunswick qui poursuivent une éducation en agriculture ou dans un sujet connexe. Read more
National Farmers Union in NB Scholarship Recipients Announced
The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field. Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Harold Culberson, of Waterville, Carleton County, made the announcement at the National Farmers Union Region 1 Annual Convention on August 11, 2015. Jacob Tjibbe van Roeden of Gordonsville is the recipient of the $1000 NFU-NB Scholarship for the daughter or son of an NFU-NB member entering a degree program. Read more
Support needed for new young farmers
(Wednesday, May 27, 2015) - The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years. The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011. In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported, supporting the next generation of farmers is essential for food security and the economic stability of our province, according to the National Farmers Union in NB. Read more
Il faut appuyer nos nouveaux jeunes fermiers
(le 27 mai, 2015) - L'âge moyen des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick, selon le recensement de l'agriculture en 2011, est de 55,5 ans. Le nombre total de fermes dans la province a chuté de près de 6 % entre 2006 et 2011. Dans une province où presque toute la nourriture consommée est importée, il est essentiel d'appuyer la prochaine génération de fermiers pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire et la stabilité économique de notre province, selon l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B. Read more
Farmer Profile: Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta
A profile of farmer and NFU member Blake Hall, from Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta. Read more