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ALR sessions closed to public

Kissin' cousins


Wine spat heads to court


ALR sidebar: Points for review


Budget boosts ag funding for strategic initiatives




Editorial: Good intentions


Back forty: Fires, floods and earthquakes:

 are your ready?


So where do I get a social license


FIRB review pleases commodities


Islands Ag


Dairy outlook faces growing headwinds


Trade negotiations boost grower uncertainties


Chicken price slides despite new pricing formula


Fruit growers elect Dhaliwal president


Growers discuss SVC audits


This little tyke


Orchard app unveiled at BC Tree Fruit forum


Gala celebrates ag leadership


Ag show attendance down from record set last year


Canadian Ag Partnership "open for business"


Weed will be an ag product unlike any other


Sidebar: Crop rich in histroy, controvery


BC MP appointed ag critic


Research money key to berry sector's future


Sidebar: Weather hurts 2017 blueberry



Cowichan Valley showcases Islands agriculture


Wildfire season offers valuable lessons


Make a plan and get fire smart


Cattle producers must champion codes of practice


Producers need training for disasster response readiness


For the kids


How do I move forward


Pine Butte kicks off bull sales


High-tech grass production showcased on tour


Environmentally friendly weed control


Sidebar: Mixed results


Hazelnut inventory sets industry baseline


Collaboration ups ante in fight against



Sidebar: Going for contro


New pest game-changers for BC forage producers


Farm safety is a family tradition on island


New varieties key to industry's future


Successful farm tours pay attention to detail


Sidebar: No detail too small


Research: UBC perfects test of smoke taint

 in wine grapes


Sensors help nurseries cut water use up to 60%


Producers encouraged to monitor irrigation water quality


Sidebar: Water sampling tips


Urgan farmers take their dreams up country


Processor capacity challenges small scale producers


New entrants give fresh life to old dairy barns


KPU student receives Tim Armstrong award


Wannabe: Hurry up, Spring!

Woodshed: Clay lives up to all of Ashley's expectations


Jude's Kitchen: Spring brunch


Vol.104 Issue 3
MARCH 2018

New year, new start

JANUARY 2018 | PRINCETON – Quentin Schneider had headed into Princeton on July 7 to fetch a part for his mower, which had broken down as equipment tends to do …

Lettuce build

JANUARY 2018 | VERNON – Coldstream Ranch, east of Vernon, has sold 700 acres to Canada’s largest vegetable grower. …

Hort course the backbone of show

JANUARY 2018 | ABBOTSFORD – While the Pacific Agriculture Show is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Horticulture Growers’ Short Course – the backbone of …

Goat farmers get behind new dairy

JANUARY 2018 | CHILLIWACK – Western Canada’s growing appetite for goat milk is sparking plans for a commercial dairy goat association.

Province launches ALR review

FEBRUARY 2018 | VICTORIA – The province kicked off the new year with a bang, announcing a nine-member panel to review and recommend steps for the revitalization…

The Back 40: It’s time for farmers to speak up

FEBRUARY 2018 | British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve is about to mark its 45th anniversary. The landmark legislation was the first of its kind in North America …

Cowichan goats inspire global ambitions

FEBRUARY 2018 | DUNCAN – British Columbia goat farmer and cheesemaker Cory Spencer, his tech-savvy neighbour Damir Wallener …

Feedback sought on water regs

FEBRUARY 2018 | VICTORIA – The provincial government is seeking public feedback on new livestock watering regulations.

ALR sessions closed to public

MARCH 2018 | VICTORIA – The public engagement process aimed at gathering feedback towards revitalization of the 45-year-old Agricultural Land Reserve …

Weed will be an ag product unlike any other

MARCH 2018 | ABBOTSFORD – Growers hoping to cash in on Canada’s newest legal cash crop face plenty of challenges as government wrestles with how …

Producers need training for disaster response

MARCH 2018 | ABBOTSFORD – It is critical for the livestock industry to have both an emergency response plan and people trained to implement it …

Processor capacity challenges small-scale farmers

MARCH 2018 | MERRITT – Small scale abattoirs are closing across BC and that is an increasing concern for small-scale livestock and poultry farmers.  


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