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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.



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]

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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