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4-H Gator draw


Political uncertainty creates angstWater tops list of ranchers' concerns at AGM

Editorial: Trust is an active verb

Back Forty: Time to celebrate our home and rural land

Letter: Seat belts must be worn at all times

Ag Brief: Blueberry growers pack meeting

Ag Brief: Blueberry growers pack meeting

Barn fires spark focus on prevention

BCAC hires new communications director

Otter Co-op posts another record-breaking year

Food report card gives BC passing grade

Agriculture's success testifies to investment funding

Ag Brief: Hullcar abatement order shut down

Mission investigation inconclusive

Abbotsford tickets thousands

Price set as growers eye ambitious growth target

High prices, change coming for nurseries

BC tree fruit outlooks is a bowl of cherries

BC greenhouses are family-friendly operations

Sidebar: Why greenhouses aren't organic

Greenhouse showcases production systems

BC agricultual history depicted in museum murals

BC agriculture vital part of Canada's 150 years

Research: Grazing time for cows

Deep roots give Shannon Farm bright future

Fraser Lake ranchers honoured for excellence

Cattlemen invest in research to boost productivity

New livestock industry co-ordinator embraces dream job

Researchers study sheep diseases to understand potential risks

Blueberry processors focus on fruit quality

Sidebar: SWD can  make timing harvest tricky

Urban growing, libations and greenhouses

Municipalities committing to urban farming

Young farmers hear production, packing trips

Pencil Patch offers hands-on experience

Summer camps foster farm focus for kids

New group of 4-H Ambassadors engage BC


Just when you thought it couldn't get worse

Jude's Kitchen: Summertime

Vol.103 Issue 7
JULY 2017

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Farmers in growing battle against waterfowl
[Peter Mitham]


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.

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.


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

Fully subscribed [David Schmidt]

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]

Garlic co-op pitched [Ronda Payne]

JUNE 2017 | LUMBY – Hardneck garlic grows superbly in BC and is different than the softneck varieties grown in hotter climates that grocery stores traditionally carry.

Ranchers work ‘dam’ hard for public’s benefit [Kevin Boon]

JUNE 2017 | The one thing we can be certain about with water is that we will either have too much or not enough!

Small farm expo postponed [Tamara Leigh]

JUNE 2017 | SURREY – Organizers of a new educational forum for small lot growers have cancelled the June event and are rescheduling for April 2018.

Richmond sets large limit on farmhouse size [Peter Mitham]

JUNE 2017 | RICHMOND – Richmond council’s decision to permit farmhouses up to 10,764 square feet without having to seek a variance didn’t come without a fight.

Richmond farmhouse

Ranchers resist expanding public roaming rights [Barbara Johnstone Grimmer]

JUNE 2017 | KAMLOOPS – The Right to Roam Act introduced by BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has BC ranchers and rural property owners concerned …

Greenhouse growers propose infrastructure project

JULY 2017 | The BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association (BCGGA) has ongoing concerns around the availability of good, clean water for our greenhouses.  

Greenhouse tomato

Poultry abuse underscores need to measure up

Broiler chicken

JULY 2017 | CHILLIWACK – Another horrific case of livestock abuse uncovered by the activist group Mercy for Animals highlights gaps in the farm sector’s …

Abbotsford seeks exclusion to boost industrial land

JULY 2017 | ABBOTSFORD – Abbotsford has taken a proposal to exclude a total of 696 acres from the Agricultural Land Reserve to the public.

Richmond farmhouse

Emergency plan critical for livestock owners

JULY 2017 | OLIVER – When wildfires get out of control, the consequences for people, livestock and property can be devastating.

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