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Wet spring sets back crops across province

Farmland values rise on expansion

Ag council welcomes fish farmers to table

Editorial: United we stand

The Back Forty: Time to haul manure, and get ready to vote

OP ED: When producers and special interest groups collide

Parties offer competing visions of ag future

Milk board embarks on FIRB-ordered quota review

Grow & Gather Farm Expo gives small ag a big venue

Delta farmers in growing battle against waterfowl

Yarn spins a sustainable future for greenhouses

BC tech solutions address farm challenges

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Worker housing concerns growing in Okanagan

Union busting broken

Coral Beach pairs foreign, domestic worker housing

Foundation invests millions in agriculture projects

Agriplex gathers momentum in Comox

Holsteins, Jerseys showcased at Okanagan show

Big Show, big money

Record price set at BC Holstein sale

WestGen posts multi-million dollar surplus

Grape growers hone in on water issues

Sustainability matters

BC prepares to deliver clean vines

Hot dam

Range use planning critical for OK ranchers

Predator program having positive impact

A good season for BC bull sales

Ag Briefs:

New pricing formula for chickens on hold

Etsell leaves blueberries

Workers plead guilty

Vancouver boots chickens off city farmers

Livestock tag reader funding

Big crop, bigger levy, boost raspberry council’s fortunes

Importer support needed for berry agency

Research matters

Using math to improve sheep productivity

Farmers market splits over question of “local”

Local leeway for markets

Beyond the Market program extended

Entrepreneur launches food recovery platform

Thrips in a changing climate

The pros and cons of organic agriculture

No summers off for these education assistants

Woodshed Chronicles:

Henderson is found at the end of his rope

Plow match unforrows brows about farming

4-H BC: Change at head office

FV 4-H Ambassador receives top award

Mentoring a new crop of northern farmers

Jude’s Kitchen:

Berry-full season

Vol.103 Issue 5
MAY 2017

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APRIL 2017 | VANCOUVER – Last year was significant for egg producers as it marked the start of the industry’s move out of conventional cage layer production systems.







APRIL 2017 | KAMLOOPS – The education program for the BC Honey Producers Association (BCHPA) semi-annual meeting in Kamloops in early March was host to a full house.

APRIL 2017 | NANAIMO – There are few events as diverse as the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) conference each year.

APRIL 2017 | MISSION – John Kerkhoven farms 350 acres at Deroche on Nicomen Island where he milks 100 cattle and runs a 60,000-square-foot cut-flower operation.

Study puts flooding costs at $1 billion [Peter Mitham]

John Kerkhoven Brad Reid Award - COABC

APRIL 2017 | Much of the time, the public’s understanding about farming is based on click-bait articles on social media and attention-grabbing headlines.

Public trust needs to be built [Stan Vander Waal]

Stan Vander Waal

Blossoming markets face growing pains [Peter Mitham]

Farmers Market

APRIL 2017 | NEW WESTMINSTER – The explosive growth in BC farmers markets over the past decade is presenting operators and vendors with hard questions as they embark on a new season.


Farmers in growing battle against waterfowl
[Peter Mitham]


MAY 2017 | DELTA – The past five years have seen close to half of Metro Vancouver’s new industrial construction occur in Delta and Surrey, thanks to the South Fraser Perimeter Road opening and the availability of acreages suitable for warehouses.

Chickens - layers

Clock ticking for organic certification [Tamara Leigh]

Honey producers talk trade, farm status [Tom Walker]

Shortened timeline on cage-free birds [David Schmidt]

Council welcomes fish farmers to table [David Schmidt]

Fish Farm

MAY 2017 | ABBOTSFORD – The BC Agriculture Council is adding aquaculture to its roster. “We farm animals and this is the group that farms animals,” …

When producers, special interest groups collide

MAY 2017 | It's hard to pin down when the BC Sheep Federation officially began addressing interactions between wild and domestic sheep and disease transfer between the two populations.


Parties offer competing visions of ag [Tamara Leigh]

MAY 2017 | VICTORIA – Agriculture took a surprising spin in the public spotlight before the writ even dropped for the provincial election this year.

Fraser Valley Aerial

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MAY 2017 | ABBOTSFORD – The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program continues to be most popular with farmers.

EFP Garnett Etsell

MAY 2017 | KELOWNA – The lack of a single, consistent standard for farm worker housing in BC is creating headaches for farmers.

Rhonda Driediger

Worker housing concerns growing [Peter Mitham]

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