Government of New Brunswick

Thank you for your input, the consultation period is now closed.

The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking public input in the development of an agricultural land policy.

Agriculture is an essential and historical part of New Brunswick’s rural economy, generating in excess of $570 million in farmgate sales, and over $1 billion of processed agri-food products. Together, farmers and processors provide 11,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

Farmland is an essential resource in agriculture. A clear agricultural land policy will help protect farmers from encroachment while retaining valuable farmland for new entrants and farmers who wish to expand. It will help them to know where they can invest and grow their business.


Submit Your Ideas

We welcome your input on the development of this policy. Comments and inquiries can be submitted in the following ways:

By e-mail:

Please use “Agricultural Land Policy” in the subject line.

By mail:
Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries
850 Lincoln Road
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5H1

By phone:
(506) 453-2666 or 1-888-622-4742

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015.

Privacy notice:

The provincial government will consider your submissions as part of its public consultation process. Your submission may be made public as part of reports developed in the review. Your personal information, such as your name and address, will NOT be released.


Open House Sessions

You can also visit an upcoming open house session in your area to meet with departmental officials and provide your input on the development of the policy:

  • November 9, 2-6pm, DAAF Regional Office, 824 Route 108, Saint-Andre
  • November 10, 2-6pm, DAAF Regional Office, 1425 King Avenue, Bathurst
  • November 12, 2-6pm, DAAF Regional Office, 381 Killam Drive, Moncton
  • November 18, 2-6pm, Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton
  • November 24, 2-6pm, DAAF Regional Office, 701 Main Street, Sussex
  • November 26, 2-6pm, Potato Development Centre, 39 Barker Lane, Wicklow
  • December 8, 2-6pm, DAAF Regional Office, 701 Main Street, Sussex