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Dear NFU members and supporters, 

The month of July has flown by, as I'm sure you can agree.  Agricultural fairs have begun across the province and will continue for the next few months.  The NFU will be present at various events this season, so keep an eye out for us!  If you have an event you would like to advertise with the membership, please send an email to info@nfunb.org so I can update it on our EVENTS calendar.  

In Union, 
Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director
(506) 260-0087

News


Reminder - NFU Region 1 Convention

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The NFU's Region 1 includes PEI, NB and NS.  Every year the meeting switches provinces and this year it will be held in Milton, PEI.  This meeting is open to all NFU members, associate members as well as members of the farming community and anyone interested in our work. All NFU-NB members should have recently received a call to convention in the mail.  

This year’s agenda will include:
  • Jan Slomp, NFU President, will give an update on organizational plans
  • Ayla Fenton, NFU Youth Vice President, will present the results of the National New Farmer Coalition survey and the work on current NFU youth projects
  • Don Kossick, a documentary film maker, will have recent footage from the land-grabbing presentation in the West; he is working on a film about land issues in this region and will interview NFU members about the issue
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Milton Community Hall, Milton, PEI (take Highway #2 west from Charlottetown and travel 8 km; turn right on Highway #7 towards Cavendish – the hall is just a few km on the left).  
Registration fee: $20 (includes lunch)  

For more information or to organize a ride share, please contact Amanda at info@nfunb.org or (506) 260-0087. 
 
Read the full Call to Convention here.

Eat Think Vote Campaign

Food Secure Canada has created a campaign to make food security an election issue.  There is a petition you can sign, resources you can access to help you organize an event in your area, and a helpful document here to speak with your local candidates about the needs of new farmers and the overall farming industry. 

Supply Management and the Trans Pacific Partnership

Read an opinion article by NFU President, Jan Slomp on the effects that the TPP would have on supply management, particularly the dairy industry.  You can also read the commentary in the Telegraph Journal online. 

Listen to a NS Dairy Farmer explain the effects the TPP would have on supply management on CTV Atlantic, July 28, 2015. 

L’EFFET DU RETRAIT DE COOP ATLANTIQUE DU SECTEUR DE L’ALIMENTATION SUR LES PRODUCTEURS LOCAUX : UNE ENTREVUE AVEC JEAN-EUDES CHIASSON

Former NFU-NB President, Jean-Eudes Chiasson, discusses the effects farmers may feel with the sale of CO-OP Atlantic's grocery business. Click the title to read the interview. (Available in French only)
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