ABBOTSFORD – The BC Agriculture Council is asking the provincial government for $15 million over the next three years to help agriculture producers and processors adapt to changing consumer demands.
SPALLUMCHEEN – It’s a warm autumn afternoon, and Dale Jansen is between chores on his farm in the Hullcar Valley near Armstrong. A hawk soars overhead while Jansen’s cattle await the afternoon milking crew.
SASKATOON – Country Life in BC’s own David Schmidt was honoured with a lifetime achievement award in September by the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF).
CHILLIWACK – The BC hazelnut industry has bottomed out, BC Hazelnut Growers’ Association director Thom O’Dell told a large group of current and potential new growers at the hazelnut field day at Helmut Hooge’s farm in Chilliwack in September.
VANCOUVER - Lower Mainland farmland could be sacrificed to ensure agri-food exports can move to market quickly and efficiently, says federation ag minister Lawrence MacAulay.
VERNON – Country Life in BC is under new ownership. After 17 years at the helm, publisher and editor Peter Wilding is retiring and has sold the paper to longtime sales manager and assistant editor Cathy Glover.
Most farmers know you need land to produce food you can export. But during his recent visit to Vancouver, federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay seemed so keen on overseas trade opportunities that the fact fell off his radar.
From the days when I first cut my teeth in the publishing business while working on my high school newspaper back in the 1960s, we were told by our staff supervisor to put the notation “-30-” at the end of a story. Peter Wilding bids adieu.