The NSFA Standing Policy outlines, in terms of issues and action strategies, the Federation’s position on major issues facing the industry.

You can download the complete 2022 Policy Paper – Standing Policy 2022

2022 Standing Policies:

Agricultural Land

It shall be the policy of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture to address land issues through a joint committee and collaborative effort. Land efforts will focus on protecting agricultural land for future generations.

Soil & Water

It shall be the policy of Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture to work with stakeholders to address soil and water issues faced by farms in Nova Scotia.  The federation will also actively advocate for funding and implementation of long-term solutions for continual soil health and clean water supply.

FPT Agreement

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture will take a leadership role in consulting with membership to inform recommendations and lobby efforts for the next Federal/Provincial/Territorial agreement for Agriculture.

Processing Capacity

It shall be the policy of Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture to lobby for incentives and other tools to increase processing capacity in Nova Scotia.  NSFA will continue work with interested stakeholders to identify how we can collaboratively address challenges with processing in Nova Scotia.

Regulatory Affairs

It shall be the policy of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture to continue to lobby for regulations that reflects the needs of farmers, farm families and farm operations. NSFA will then monitor, participate, and communicate changes to regulations at the provincial and federal levels that will impact agriculture. NSFA will also work with industry stakeholders to ensure compliance requirements are well communicated throughout the industry.