For over 100 years, Country Life in BC has been the agricultural news source for BC farmers and ranchers. We are now the oldest independently-owned farm paper in Canada.

William C. Harris founded the paper in 1915 as Garden, Orchard and Farm, a monthly magazine designed for members of the province’s farmer’s institutes.

It adopted its current name in 1919 and under the ambitious George Murray, then managing editor of the Vancouver Sun, and his wife, Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray, who would become one of the province’s most colourful and best-loved journalists. Country Life in BC quickly became the province’s best-known source of farm news.

Through the efforts of Charles Hayden, editor from 1933 to 1957, Country Life in BC became the voice of organized agriculture in BC.

It was delivered to the members of every single farm organization in the province, with a peak circulation of approximately 18,500.

During the post-war period, the paper expanded its coverage of specific sectors and chronicled the major events affecting farmers’ lives -  from the Fraser Valley flood of 1948 to the introduction of the Agricultural Land Reserve and the effects of the free trade agreement with the US in 1989.

In early 2000, Peter Wilding bought the paper from ailing publisher Malcolm Young. It was struggling but with Peter’s leadership and the support of associate editor David Schmidt and sales manager Cathy Glover, the paper flourished. In 2015, Country Life in BC was honoured with a Century Farm award from the BC Ministy of Agriculture in recognition of 100 years of continuous publication.

In October 2016, after Peter announced his retirement, Cathy Glover added two more hats and took over as owner/publisher.

“We are truly looking forward to building on the foundation Peter has created,” says Glover. “Country Life in BC will continue to be the news source for BC farmers and ranchers – in print and online.”

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Back issues

January 2017


Help wanted

Freight farm feeds local niche

Winter wallop

Dairy commits to healthier future

Marketing board reviewing dairy quota

Organic production set for a major boost

Weather patterns forcing change for FV farmers

Okanagan growth curve drains water supplies

Maple Ridge writing new soil deposit bylaw

Non-native stink bug poses threat to fruit growers

Arguments for wind power grow as hydro closes in

BC farm leaders make Top 50 list

Former politician awarded lifetime achievement

No surprise about pipeline

Food prices on the increase

Ag briefs

PAS aims for record attendance

Short course offers variety + sidebar

Innovation Expo makes debut

Dairy Expo starts with tour of nine FV dairies

Holstein assessements will establish benchmarks

Eto leaves BC Dairy

Incubator farm seeks to re-invirorate local seed industry

Islands Ag Show puts spotlight on Alberni Valley

Save the birds but share the cost

Nurseries seek fresh blood

BCLNA grows local markets

Comment sought on bison code

Corn and the battle with bugs

Starling control program renewed in Okanagan

Staring down the bottom line

Kootenay Food Producers Co-op goes non-profit

Got milk? Water buffalo dairy cultivates following

Born to teach


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February 2017


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-chick"

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


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March 2017


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Mother Nature packs a wallop

IAS Coleman Meadows Water Buffalo Cheese

PAS draws record attendance

Snow hampers annual FCC event

Enderby milk producer recognized: Gala

Editorial: Mind your business

Back Forty: It's a tough long road

Viewpoint: BCCGA Sustainability, supply mgmt

Right to farm review concludes in fall

Safety without borders

BCFGA president returned by acclamation

Resolutions identify industry concerns

Coldstream reviewing noise bylaws

Biogas conference highlights opportunities

Well licensing frustrates producers

PAS photo - egg sorter

Ambitious export plans

New app helps stop spread of apple pest

Pressures increasing North of Fraser

Snow days at Islands Ag Show

Island farmers get direct marketing tips

Cherry growers eye new markets, pests

Rent surprise: UBC dairy centre

Photo: Scotia Bank Succession Award

Hazelnut growers eye new varieties

Food safety regs open for comment

Organic dairies embracing automation

Tour planner bids adieu

Specialist delivers rational for ration prep

Photo: Gala - ag safety award

Dairy advancements north of Fraser

Research: What the public thinks about dairies

Risk management key for beef producers

Water supplies will determine future's food…

Co-operative effort puts food testing within reach

Photo: Poultry in motion IAS

On the election trail

Snow pack lows reduce flows

Photo: Spuds in Tubs

Top fruit growers honoured

Solar-powered weather stations

Results beginning to germinate

Forage manual now available

Make a statement with farm safety policy

Photo: PAS

Progress slow, steady on berry selections

Researchers have basketful of berry options

Photo: PAS

Berry growers face grim outlook

Photo Gala AITC

Soil compaction is preventable

Hopeful beekeepers swarm to courses

Night market fills gap


Got poop?

Working multiple jobs




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

Land reserve limits foreign impact on farmland

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

September 2016

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August 2016


Chicken board ready to sign

Feasability study for northern abattoir

Inaugural shipment of BC blueberries to China

Cool weather boosts berry yields

Minister open to permanent housing for temporary workers

Shuswap food co-op rallies for agriculture

Weather takes toll on cherry crop

Abbotsford ag showcased on media tour

Poultry code of practice gets final approval

New executive director for FIRB

Commission won’t regulate specialty production

Valley Auction bids adieu to cattle sales

Mentoring young farmers a passion for agrologist of the year

Opposition ag committee listens to farmers concerns

Abattoirs struggling with licensing regs

Ongoing risk to clean drinking water trumps privacy

Kelowna developing ag plan

Salt Spring park a working farm

National ingredient strategy could spur BC dairy growth

Greenhouse grower becomes goji trailblazer

Province makes judgement call on tree planting: ALR

Agriculture may mitigate climate change

Organic organizations had humble beginnings

Old farm practices for new ways of thinking

Cherry growers prove there is life after retirement

4-H announces scholarship winners

October 2016


Port development trumps BC agriculture: federal minister MacAuley

Feds champion overseas trade deals

New catalogue highlights export-ready products

US herd expansion delivers skidding cattle markets

Annual potato variety trial takes on international flavour

Beef check-off levy increase gets final nod

New guide simplifies well licensing

Climate change a factor in corn trials

PNE auction nets near record proceeds

Small farmers resilient in face of penny-pinching

Investment Ag releases impact assessment

BC farmers on watch list as on-hand assets drop

Mainstream media isn’t telling the whole story: dairy audits

Washington farmers say Canadian farmers responsible for environmental issues

Pest management strategies about to get easier

Turkey board celebrates 50 years

Fair fight over unfair tactors: Provincial Winter Fair

Charity helps students hungry for knowledge

Feds invest in BC-based dairy innovation

Grape harvest early

BC boosts minimum wage

Food hub for Kelowna

Hereford Mark of Excellence show in Fraser Valley

Glorybound Holsteins tops at IPE

End of era as OK feedlot packs it in: Southern Plus

Agvocates aim to increase trust: Ravi Bathe

TRU gets funding for drone research

Lowlines featured at IPE beef show

Smithers heavy horse team

Court considers Site C criticisms

It’s not easy being organic: Bite Me Organics

Changing face of farming in Pemberton

Whistlers farmers market boosts local growers

November 2016


Hazelnut growers optimistic

Animal welfare bill defeated

David Schmidt honored with lifetime achievement award


Ag council recognizes civic support for farming

Urban farm seeks stable footing

This could be final harvest for Site C dam opponents

Kelowna cracks down on ALR abuse

Water workshop for farmers

Agri-food bankruptcies on low side

New roles at ministry

Early snow downgrades Peace harvest

$2.5 invested in Peace flood  

BC farms stay focused on safety

Worker dies

Ranchers square off against wood rustlers

New hires to investigate ALR complaints

Opportunity as Western feelot closes

Forage trial in Central Interior

Good planning essential

Genomics will help build a better beef  herd

Mobile juicer  initiative inspires community outreach

K&M has different approach  

Fruit growers offered incentive for safety training

Honey producers urged to stand up

Honey prices spiral down

Zombie bees

Making a case for biosolids

Saving rural areas from sludge

Biosolids: Are they safe?

Money for composting

Serotinin for milk fever

Preparing for next year's weeds

Vineyard owners are creative

Abattoir cashing in

Room for expansion - hops

December 2016


Farm over troubled water

Government has farmers thinking about leaving

Aquifer of mistrust

Province asked to ante up

Innovators challenged

Farmers see potential in CETA agreement

Money for dairy

Ranching program marks first year

Auston pulls up stakes

Roller coast pricing for dairy

Workshop offers business planning

Metro Vancouver farmers need water

Executive director for egg board

Record cranberry harvest

Wallis named new hog boss

BC ag on sound foundation


BC Hereford to host national conference

Test subjects wanted

Climate change bigger threat than tunnel

Don't blame the birds

Complacency big risk in fight against AI

How's them apples?

Village Farms investigates carbon capture

There's an app for that - blueberries

Know what you're feeding

Poultry farmers in 1958 wouldn't recognize

Ecology & Farming

Better butter

Are hops the new ginseng?

Kamloops home to Canada's largest hop farm

Pepping up exports - sidebar

Farmers institute behind new abattoir

Enough is enough

4-H BC partners with safety organizations

Mentorship program gives new farmers boost

Fruit growers pack agenda

Business help for young farmers

BC fairs encouraged by youth participation

Hops are flourishing in north


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March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

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July 2016

CLBC March 2016


Battle brewing as Port Metro Vancouver eyes farm land

Federal/provincial funds to combat AI

OYF awarded to second generation of contestants

The real truth about GMOS and why we need them

February 2016


Province ups ministry budget; ALC benefits

Another FV processor packs it in

Agriculture shines in Gala spotlight

Attendance records broken at agriculture show


Chicken farmers labour under Ontario pricing formula

Organic groups begin tough task: new regs

Consolidate farm organizations

Land commission beefs up fees

Investment foundation celebrates 20 years

Stability for veggie growers

Labour crunch

Farmland values

Raspberry prices

Fencing program



Cattlemen identify water act as highest priority

Public holds farmers in high regard

Groundwater licensing takes on more urgency

Farmers getting raw deal from energy board

Province wide advocacy for farmers needed

Chicken growers encouraged to maximize density

Beyond the Market has plans to expand

BC’s bounty keeps consumers buying fresh

BC veggie day highlights hi-tech achievements

Blueberry growers hope to cash in on Chinese market

BC agri-food exports outpace forestry, resources

Antibiotic restrictions will have impact on poultry farms

Blueberry growers attend informative field day

Can legislature turn into beehive of activity?

Petro sales continue to drive profits for co-op

Conference engages young people in BC’s beef industry

Oversubscribed replant program gets cash injection

High maintenance Okra has potential

Ranchers need “right stuff” to succeed

Ranchers hopeful for stampede for bison meat

Farmer makes case for ALR exclusion: Coldstream

Back to the future: BC Farm Museum anniversary

Kelowna couple gets green light for weddings: ALR

Beef, berries and sheep

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June 2016

FIRB proffers rebuke to commission order

Ag council policies to pursue building public trust

Farm advocates take Future of Farming on the road

Feds infrastructure spending overlooks ag

Greenhouse growers concerned over carbon tax

Feds set to ease market access concessions: CETA

Campaign to target Asian consumers as turkey sales dwindle

Langley Township to pay for enhancing environment

Feds rename research and development centres

Snowpack points to tough fire season in north

Ranchers take heat from Earls over finishing practices

Large turnout for Avian Influenza drill

Salt Spring abattoir eyes big payoff

Demand pressures, low taxes make farmland attractive investment

Early fruit crop could create labour issues for Okanagan growers

DERC aims to attract top-rate staff

Girls make the best cheese

Cattlemen confident in trade deal

Abbotsford takes cover over loss in FIRB decision

It’s finally tea time in Duncan

South Vancouver Island loses two regional agrologists

Truffles require luck and a whole lot of patience

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December 2015

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What’s in a name: Workplace safety group more inclusive as AgSafe

Cattle agencies hike checkoff levies

Abbotsford Growers bounces back

BC agriculture mourns loss of organic leader


January 2016

CLBC January 2016


Province launches new strategic growth plan for agriculture sector

TPP poses plenty of challenges for dairy sector: BC Dairy Conference

Commercial pot grower irks Maple Ridge residents over water




April 2017


Study puts FV flooding costs at $1 billion

Provincial budget disappoints

Clock ticking for ogranic growers to get certified

Editorial: Po-tay-to, po-tah-to

Back Forty: It's our responsibility to set the record straight

Public trust needs to be built, not lost


Saputo seeks damages over tainted milk

Letters: Water, not wells

Monster home debate ramps up

Province kicks in funding for acquifer troubles

Chicken growers unable to keep up with demand

Hatching egg producers urged to foster relationships

Egg producer face shortened timeline on cage-free birds

BC agriculture investment set to drop

Birds of a feather

Fruit wineries unite to form new association

Tough times for turkey growers

Thanks a million

Ag Briefs: Marketing board parts compnay with CEO

Bridge wins land commission support

What's at stake

Cranberry prices bottoming out

Blossoming markets face growing pains

Sidebar: Tips for market success

Honey producers talk trade, farm status

Strawberry growers debate promotions strategy

Sidebar: Research priorities

Good prices may face market headwinds

Respectable start to bull sales

Sunshine Coast fights for brewers to locate on farmland

AI training hits the road

Move to protect wild sheep will affect producers

Farm folds

Strengthening our relations with land, food, people

Fast growing broccoli skips the cold phase

What's the problem with a few deer

Worm counts, made easy

Cherry growers look for export efficiencies

Rising from the ashes

Small and large dairies showcase modern systems

Carrots to cattle on menu at Smither event

Sunshine Coast farm goes full boar with heritage breeds

4-H: New year for 4-H members underway

Wannabe: Don't ever give up

Woodshed: Henderson has troubles passing the buck

Jude's Kitchen: Graze green and light; it's Spring!


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May 2017


CLBC May 2017

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


June 2017


CLBC June 2017

Vancouver tops BC in farm growth

In Good Hands

Rain's a pain, farmers say

Editorial: Fresh start


Back Forty: Census offers reality check


Agriculture council pledges to work with parties


Pork industry optimitic despite lean times


Vegetable commission priotizies trust, integrity


Fairs reach out-of-court settlement


Richmond sets large limit on farmhouse size


Drones promise to scare birds for berry growers



Ranchers resist expanding public roaming rights


Letter: Seasonal farm workers find

 Canada a second home


Letter: Right to roam wrong


A national voice for greenhouse growers


Hothouse growers reduce risk with IPM strategies


Sidebar: Biocontrols cut costs


Training pregps advisors for growing demand


Hop growers hepped up about future


Controlling hop-loving pests necessary evil


YA mark five years of support small-scale ag


Wise Earth tracks numbers to plant savvy, sell smart


A wise approach to leases, labour and local



BC's climate makes hardneck garlic a viable route


Northern athlete dives into beef marketing

Abattoirs target food safety, labour shortage


Volatile beef market raises questions, few answers


BC feedlot sector prepares cattle disease emergency plan


Drones ride a sky-high range in search of cattle


Spring fling connects sponsors with classroom outreach


Better management underpins farm improvement


Small farmers make it work in Alberni Valley


BCYF tour highlights fish and dairy management


4-H members on the quest for a future with food


Program delivery underway


Wannabe - All things big and small


Woodshed: How Henderson came to be at the end of his rope


Jude's Kitchen: Summer patio treats


July 2017


CLBC July 2017

4-H Gator draw

Political uncertainty creates angst

Water 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


September 2017



Foreign ownership on radar

Local knowledge & premise ID earn creditibility

Political overhaul targets major issues

Back to the future

Back Forty: Support can't come soon enough

Viewpoint: Smartphones dial up new green revolution

Govt orders review of contaminated acquifer

Ag waste regs coming

Perfect attendance

BC-Washington collaborate on water mgmt

BC leads in organic consumption

Bracing for second flight of armyworm

Budget funding starts flowoing for genomics work

The "S" Team

Ag ministers sign new funding framework

Supply management takes hit

Delta land swap yields benefits

Consolidation strengthens ALR exclusion bid

Salt Spring facility gets big boost from local donor

Kelowna farmers' market gives new location a try

Fall promises volatility in cattle markets

Cattle feeders face certain uncertainties

Shave Shower Shampoo

Strong showing for Hereford Bonanza

Grain research helps address shifting conditions

FV, N OK dairies win at Chilliwack

Research: Breeding cows to beat the heat

Kootenay program aims to revive extension expertise

New hop debuts

Washington lab holds opportunities for grain growers

Sheep dog trials make comeback

Bear kills cause grief for Island sheep producers

Get it in writing

Celebrating 100 years: Eaglet FI

Managing risks, seizing opportunities

Naturally rich soil, low inputs support Kelowna garden

In celebration of thse who buy local

Woodshed: Ashley exercises power of persuasion

Jude's Kitchen: Back-to-it Bites

October 2017


Ranchers land $20 million in wildfire relief

Hot Potato

Wineries hold breath after fires

Sidebar: Disaster Insurance

Buggy season

Editorial: Facing change

Back 40: Finally a weed agriculture could get high on

Op-ed: Co-operatives have potential for BC farmers

Well registration continues to lag expectations

Pumpkin time

Tax critics rail against "stealth attack" on farmers

Potato growers test new varieties in late, dry season

Agriculture low priority

Food policy consultation visits Vancouver

Peace harvest underway after late start

Hazelnuts rebounding with new varieties, demand

Agriculture in good shape, but risks exist

New zone for hobby farms

Drought conditions spread across province as autumn begins

Nursery takes lean approach to waste

Precision technology builds a northern blueberry patch

Robots help solve dairy staffing issues

Centrifuge helps farms tackle nutrient concerns

Ag tech start-up aims to minimize manure waste

Timed insemination can boost conception

Yee haw

Ranchers take stock of cattle

Metal ear tags phased out

Dairy association incubates artisan cheese association

Me oui!

Show them we care

Keeping track of Fraser Valley pests

Cranberry field day eyes new varieties

Kootenay MP weighs in on agriculture, dams and marijuana

Summerland growers cultivate best practices for cannabis

Islanders weigh benefits of new composting facility

Kootenay's largest apiary has new owners

"Serious wine" the result of five decades' work

Crop management covered at lecture series

Viticulture tech program responds to industry need

Research: Pollinator response to insecticides come under scrutiny

Auction proceeds benefit education, 4-H programs

Viewpoint: Getting to know BC's agri-culture

Day at the Farm educates, entertains despite rain

Fair experience

4-H expulsion raises questions

Woodshed Chronicles: Henderon finds little sympathy for his pain

Jude's Kitchen: Harvest roots & all

August 2017


CLBC August 2017

Out of harms way: photo

Popham appointed ag minister

LIFO a hindrance, supply managed groups say

Dream job

Editorial: Trial by Fire

Back Forty: Future of farming - without the farmer

OpEd: Annual fairs celebrate hard work, diversity of farmers

Photo: Too close for comfort

Wildfire destroys Ashcroft dairy, feedlot

Weather delivers a lighter berry crop

BC turkey allocations fall as consumption lags

Photo: Fan club

Kelowna ag plan looks to strengthen farming

Ag brief: Ag council announces new executive members

Ag Brief: Rollover claims farmer

Ag Brief: Scholarship winner announced

Ag Brief: FCC steps up

Letter: Protect farmland

Village Farms sets to roll with cannibis

Photo: Matsqui retirement

Surprise audits part of tighter food safety regimes

NAFTA on block

Demand for ranchland drives BC property sales

Photo: Strike

Berryhill opens new Chilliwack processing plant

Sidebar: Feed, pasture in short supply

Tractor parade honours well-loved

 Cowichan farmer

Partnership creates forage possiblities

Sidebar: How did it work

Cover crop trials aim to throw new

 seeds into mix

Research: Is bigger always better

Salmon a cash cow for BC fish farmers

Sidebar: Would you rather be a fish?

Kwantlen gives governments food system options

KPU field lab grows opportunities for students, public

Summerland location of choice for innovation centre

Soft landing

Impacts of farming under stress often hidden

Hedgerows offer native plants for native bugs

Sidebar: Cultivating pollinators

BC sheep producers take honours at national competition

Fair Season

Stock show

Wannabe - when fire rages

Alpacas find a haven in the North Okanagan

Woodshed: Henderson's mishap no laughing matter

Dairy farm breakfasts welcome public

Dilly-icious dishes


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November 2017


CLBC November 2017

Horse Power

Buy BC rollout in works

Hullcar report delayed

Breaking new ground

Perfecting the straight and narrow

Editorial: A new deal

The good, the bad, the disturbing: climate change

Blueberry growers must rise above the competition

Vitala Foods cracks open free range egg market

Regulating the range

Winner! Winner

Sentence loosened for dairy worker

Farmers must take lead in building public trust

Food system confidence growing but costs still bite

Foodlands Trust initiative moves forward

Cost of record wildfires continues to rise

New range, new challenge

Peace grain yeilds good but drying needed

New hire for research

BC Tree Fruits singled out for excellence

Land commision to allow breweries on farmland

Greens seek limits on foreign ownership

Salmon farms work towards sustainability

Fruit growers stepping up replant lobby

Arctic apples make official debut

3 million pounds!

Cannabis hopes more than a pipe dream

More government regulation needed

Hop farm burns but demand fuels hope

Predators, politicians worry sheep producers

Mother Nature to blame for late cranberries

Hard work pays off for family business

Research breeds better bees for Vancouver Island

Persistence is the key to success: innovation

What investors want

Penicillium is an insidious Blue Meany for

fruit growers

Collaboration key to extension programming

BC sheep breeders honoured with GenOvis awards

Good breeding, feeding are keys to strong replacement ewes

Next Generation

Strong appetite for female purebreds

at fall sales

Range management strategies highlight symposium

Dairy sale average one of the best

Keremeos fair has ambitious plans for future

Leiutenant Governor honoured by 4-H BC


Woodshed: Henderson loses ground

Delicious diet foods


Country Life in BC September 2017

December 2017


CLBC December 2017

Body cams are out

Turkey allocation reviewed

Meet 'n' Greet

Producers take concerns to Victoria

Editorial: Double standard

Back Forty: Perception is in the eyes of the beholder

Viewpoint: Trade negotiations creating uncertainty

Cattlemen speak out about groundwater licensing debacle

Sweet reward

WorkSafeBC set to lower most rates

Salmon farm debate raises concern for range tenures

Sidebar: Good relationships on the range

Breweries allowed

FIRB's quota review is taking too long

Dairy farming under the microscope

Technology key to the fortunes of dairies of all sizes

BC Tree Fruit election may prompt legal action

Disease control worries honey producers

Beekeepers risk dumping charge

Honey in the house

Crop insurnace claims up

Stockmen receive update on wildfire recovery

Property assessments set for major shift after fires

Water access for range cattle

Compensation possible in Island sheep kills

Fall at its finest

Protection program has helped ranchers

Fair boards encouraged to sign up for Premises ID

Meadow Valley meats eyes new slaughterhouse

Potential for termination of Site C cause for hope

Jack Frost nips crops on heels of hot summer

Six-digit cattle attract deep-pocketed ownership teams

Kelowna seeks input on the future of local water management

West Kelowna pursues bylaw for worker housing

Sidebar: Taking the next step

Agri-tourism regulation has little impact on farmers

Privacy, conflict of interest need good protocols

Sidebar: Field media requests with confidence

Vernon orchardists develop award winning orchard

Seed growers find support at gathering

Photo bomb

Cleaner water promises greener greenhouses

4-H BC on the move

Entrepeneurs squeeze a profit from pressed fruit

Research: Heritage turkeys add a touch of nostalgia

4-H Canada's top scholarship awarded to BC member

Woodshed: Awkward moments abound as date night nears

Langley meadery finds the sweet spot

Entertaining tidbits


February 2018


CLBC August 2017

Province launches ALR review

You lookin' at me

Ambrosia royalties disputed

BC municipalities tackle farmland housing

Editorial: Love and money

Back 40: It's time for farmers to speak up

Op-Ed: More workers needed to meet local demand

Ag waste regulation needs united front

Milk production catching up to demand

FIRB appointment comes ahead of busy year

Cottage dairy diversifies with milk dispensing system

Wildfire recovery underpins growing range of programs

Cowichan goats inspire global ambitions

Worker housing issue hinges on collaboration

Growers should file early, file complete

Disaster assistance

BCAC public trust manager steps down

Sidebar: Are you smarter than a 10th grader

Koski steps in at Investment Ag

Farmers keen to make land connections

Courtenay co-op seeks community investment

Backers flock to support sheep farm

Okanagan Spirits focuses on innovation

Research supports year-round starling traps

Feedback sought on water regs

New food guide demands changes in marketing meat

Cattle production expected to rise in 2018

Cattle production expected to rise in 2018

Affordable workshops for new farmers

Dreams become udder reality

Sheep federation charting new future

Growers watching stink bug's spread

Research: How beavers will help improve cow digestion

Fly larvae offer sustainable alternative protein

Fish help balance greenhouse growing system

Island home to Canada's top Highland breeder

Where good food comes from

Wannabe: Waste not, want not

Woodshed: When there is good-bad, and bad-bad

Jude's Kitchen: Red & chocolatey


January 2018


CLBC August 2017

Peace will be flooded

Groundwater fee postponed

Standing strong

Sidebar: New year, new treaty

No quick fix for contaminated acquifer

Editorial: Watershed moment

Back 40: To better times ahead: hope is in our DNA

OpEd: BC agriculture needs its foreign workers

Dairy production meeting quota increases

Holstein Breeders celebrate progressive year

National unity a concern for dairy farmers

Producers waiting on FIRB review

Challenges, changes face young farmers

Outstanding effort

Steele steps down as fruit growers' president

Sidebar: BCFGA adopts new bylaws

Lettuce build

BC to bear brunt of food price increases in 2018

Risk assessment research gets funding boost

New year, new start

Profitability should be to the goal of marketing

Sidebar: Seven deadly sins of (just about any) marketing

Abbotsford hosts AgRefresh open houses

Labour elusive for nursery sector

Ag show celebrates 20 years and growing

Hort course the backbone of show

Sidebar: Public trust workshops

Dairy, innovation expos part of show

Expo starts with tours of diverse dairy operations

Forestry, forage co-exist at demonstration site

Opportunities for Cariboo grass-fed beef

Sustainable success

Sidebar: First grad for ranching program

OYF winners show a willingness to innovate

Research: Space program elevates pot

 research to new high

Food recovery benefits livestock farmers

Sidebar: Alternative connections

New objectives come with new WestGen barn

Surrey business group recognizes ag leaders

Greenhouse safety protocols save the day

Goat farmers get behind new dairy association

Sidebar: Dairy goat owners learn from one another

Scrapie eradication possible with certification program

National EFP program still a work in progress

Cutting-edge technology could hold key to varroa mites

Sidebar: What is RNAi?

Community gaming grants open February 1

Wannabe Farmer: Overcoming obstacles

Sweet smell of success on just eight acres

Sidebar: Strength in numbers

Sidebar: Award-winning shift in business

Woodshed Chronicles: Henderson figures any

 idiot can drive a tractor

Jude's Kitchen: Pretty edible



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