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Vol.102 Issue 12

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Farm over troubled water [Peter Mitham]

Province asked to ante up [David Schmidt]

ABBOTSFORD – The BC Agriculture Council is asking the provincial government for $15 million over the next three years to help agriculture producers and processors adapt to changing consumer demands.

SPALLUMCHEEN – It’s a warm autumn afternoon, and Dale Jansen is between chores on his farm in the Hullcar Valley near Armstrong. A hawk soars overhead while Jansen’s cattle await the afternoon milking crew.

Farm over troubled water

Government has farmers thinking about leaving

Aquifer of mistrust

Province asked to ante up

Innovators challenged

Farmers see portential in CETA agreement

Money for dairy

Ranching program marks first year

Auston pulls up stakes

Roller coast pricing for dairy

Workshop offers business planning

Metro Vancouver farmers need water

Executive director for egg board

Record cranberry harvest

Wallis named new hog boss

BC ag on sound foundation


BC Hereford to host national conference

Test subjects wanted

Climate change bigger threat than tunnel

Don't blame the birds

Complacency big risk in fight against AI

How's them apples?

Village Farms investigates carbon capture

There's an app for that - blueberries

Know what you're feeding

Poultry farmers in 1958 wouldn't recognize

Ecology & Farming

Better butter

Are hops the new ginseng?

Kamloops home to Canada's largest hop farm

Pepping up exports - sidebar

Farmers institute behind new abattoir

Enough is enough

4-H BC partners with safety organizations

Mentorship program gives new farmers boost

Fruit growers pack agenda

Business help for young farmers

BC fairs encouraged by youth participation

Hops are flourishing in north



Don’t blame the birds [Peter Mitham]

ABBOTSFORD – Biosecurity trumps birds when it comes to fighting avian influenza, according to several speakers at an industry workshop in Abbotsford on October 20.