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News making headlines in this issue

Chilliwack dairy fined for allowing “culture of abuse” [Peter Mitham]

farmworkers in a BC field

Dairy vs eggs in outstanding young farmer competition [David Schmidt]

ABBOTSFORD – After graduating from high school, Gary Baars hung up a shingle as TNT Agri-Services, offering “relief milking and much more.” On January 11, that “much more” made the now 33-year-old Chilliwack dairyman, hay salesman and cattle dealer and his wife, Marie (26), the BC & Yukon Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017.


CHILLIWACK – The first installments towards $345,000 in fines and surcharges levied in a headline-grabbing case of animal abuse on a Fraser Valley dairy farm were paid last month, with the dairy farmers at the case’s heart pledging to ensure the situation never repeats itself.

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VICTORIA – Due to an underwhelming response by users to register their wells, the province has extended its waiver of the application fee to December 31, 2017.

Well licensing deadline extended [David Schmidt]

Vol.103 Issue 1
FEBRUARY 2017

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Chilliwack dairy fined for allowing "culture of abuse"


Well licensing deadline extended


Collaborative effort on dairy safety


Dairy vs eggs in OYF competition


Walking the talk


Richmond exempts agri-tourism from rental ban


Chilliwack farm sales surged in fall 2016


Changes on tap for Sunshine Coast brewer


Ag Brief: Carrots to cattle conference puts focus on profits


Ag Brief: CFIA seeks input on transport of livestock


Ag Brief: Beirnes joins Summerland Varieties Corp


Ag Brief: BC Tree Fruits picks CEO


Chicken growers ready to battle over pricing


Operating at a loss for a good cause: MMP


Residence "farming-chic"


Milk board ups dairy quota


Quota subject to new tax rules


Succession isn't easy


Million dollar winners


GMO resolution fueling debate in Bulkley Valley


Sidebar: RDBN ag committee turns one


FarmFolk CityFolk to protect farmland


Lower than normal snowpack


Fruit plant gets $1 million load


Big picture, big change


Non-browning apples ready to test market


Council steps up fight against invasive knotweed


Island Pastures Beef seeks expansion to meet demand


Slaughterhouse rules: not so tricky


Keeping it sustainable: Springford Farm


Sidebar: Free range and responsible


Sustainable agriculture takes lead from nature


Soil probes dig into water management issues


Sparkling wines shine in diverse BC regions


Changing direction: Langley


Sustainable Ag Tour


Canada celebrates ag day


Knockout punch eludes researchers in wireworm battle


Wireworm victory needs more than silver bullet


Canada's Mediterranean living up to its name


BC welcomes new scientists


Good things come in small packages: Lowlines


New Societies Act will impact BC farm groups


Blessed are the cheesemakers