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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.

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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.

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Farmers in growing battle against waterfowl
[Peter Mitham]

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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.

Sheep

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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