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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March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

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July 2016

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

Headlines

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

Headlines

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

Headlines

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

Headlines

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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Headlines

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

Headlines

Province ups ministry budget; ALC benefits

Another FV processor packs it in

Agriculture shines in Gala spotlight

Attendance records broken at agriculture show



Headlines

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



Headlines

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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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January 2017

Headlines

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


February 2017

Headlines

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


Wannabe


Got poop?


Working multiple jobs


Woodshed


Judes


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April 2017

Headlines

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

Headlines

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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


Fully subscribed: ARDCorp


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





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December 2015

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Headlines

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

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January 2016

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Headlines

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

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June 2017

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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

Headlines

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


Woodshed:

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse


Jude's Kitchen: Summertime


August 2017

Headlines

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



September 2017

Headlines

Bleak



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

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October 2017

Headlines

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



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