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. Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Conference and Annual Meeting of the Wild Blueberry Producers’ Association of Nova Scotia

    November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Digby County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Cumberland County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Antigonish Guysborough Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    November 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

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