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Vol.102 Issue 9
SEPTEMBER 2016


There’s trouble right here in Berry City [Peter Mitham]


Seed saving plan will reduce dependence  [David Schmidt]


CHILLIWACK - One of the biggest problems facing small, local farmers is not weather nor weeds; it is access to seeds.

ABBOTSFORD prides itself on being a city in the country but lurking within the heart of its farmland, behind windbreaks and old barn doors, are evils so banal that no one notices them.


Province, industry unite over on-farm weddings


Ministers set priorities for policy framework


BCAC sees gaining public trust a priority


New marketing option pitched to Okanagan cattlemen


Cranberry commission appoints new general manager


Collaborative effort brewing for hops


Rain dampens prospects for hay producers


Farmland exempt from new tax


Oversupply has berry prices crumbling


Dairy industry needs balance in supply and demand


Zero tolerance for abuse


Bryne honoured for contribution to dairy industry


Chilliwack dairy show struggles with numbers


Early harvest looking good for BC tree fruits


New institute for small scale farmers: Island


Seed saving plan will reduce dependence on big seed companies


Brewing giant taps Chilliwack hops, water


Hydro seeks comment on $20 million mitigation fund


Join the conversation or risk losing right to farm


Busy fall for sheep producers


Growers have a nose for white wine grapes


Plebiscite highlights division over wine labelling


Trouble in Berry City: Abbotsford and the ALR


Life experience counts for a lot on Island farm


Westgen opens new facility


Province tops up coupon program


Province ups loan guarantees: beef


Roost Farm Centre offers field to loaf experience


Saying okay to grassland restoration


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Land reserve limits foreign impact on farmland [Peter Mitham]


DELTA – The province’s move to tax residential property purchases by foreign nationals has sparked debate among agriculture land advocates for greater scrutiny of farmland acquisitions.

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