Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Opportunities and Challenges in Atlantic Agriculture

Farming Underwater… “squeezed between rising costs and falling revenues, tossing in his bed at night, what can he do?”

The Sorry State of Farm Finances… If the costs keep increasing faster than revenues, large swaths of Atlantic Canadian agriculture will disappear.

Measuring the Farm Crisis …traditional economic measures like Gross Domestic Product tell us only about the movement of goods and services in exchange for money. They say nothing about the quality of our working conditions, the health of our families and communities, the condition of our environment, or our satisfaction with our lives.

The Opportunity is Ours…Nova Scotia’s population could be fed by the production from just 490,444 ha of farmland —less than half our physical capacity.

This project was funded through the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) Program as a Collective Outcome initiative.



  1. Greenhouse Growers of NS Annual Meeting

    February 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. NSFA Council of Leaders Meeting

    February 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Cattle Producers

    March 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    March 5
  5. Turkey Farmers of NS Annual Meeting

    March 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am


60 Research Drive,
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, N.S.
B6L 2R2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063