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CLBC December 2017

Vol.103 Issue 12

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

Buggy season [David Schmidt]

OCTOBER 2017 | ABBOTSFORD – 2017 has been “corn Armageddon” for local growers, says BC Ministry of Agriculture entomologist Tracy Hueppelsheuser.

Co-operatives have potential for BC farmers

OCTOBER 2017 | It’s time for agricultural co-operatives to get some attention in BC. Co-operatives have a long-standing presence in BC agriculture.

Well registration continues to lag expectations

OCTOBER 2017 | KAMLOOPS – Hardly anyone disputes that licencing groundwater use is a good idea but in practical terms it has been an unmitigated disaster in BC.

Hazelnuts rebounding with new varieties, demand

OCTOBER 2017 | GREENDALE – After producing more than a million pounds of nuts per year as little as a decade ago, the BC hazelnut industry has fallen on hard times …

Dairy association incubates artisan cheese association

OCTOBER 2017 | MAPLE RIDGE – Steady interest in cheesemaking has led the BC Dairy Association to incubate a group devoted to raising the stature of BC cheesemakers.

Hullcar report delayed

NOVEMBER 2017 | VICTORIA – One of the first orders of business for the BC NDP after its swearing in July 18 was to order a review of how the government of former Premier …

Farmers must take lead in building public trust

NOVEMBER 2017 | CALGARY, AB – Two-thirds of Canadians consider farmers as trusted sources about the state of Canada’s food system says a new report …

Foodlands Trust initiative moves forward

NOVEMBER 2017 | KELOWNA – FarmFolk/ CityFolk’s Foodlands Trust project has taken another significant step forward with the formal registration and approval …

Predators, politicans worry sheep producers

NOVEMBER 2017 | VICTORIA – The annual meeting and symposium of the BC Sheep Federation (BCSF) in Central Saanich on September 29 began with a panel …

Research breeds better bees for Vancouver Island


NOVEMBER 2017 | DUNCAN – A new initiative on Vancouver Island is bringing together small-scale and commercial beekeepers to breed bees that are better adapted …

Body cams are out

DECEMBER 2017 | CHILLIWACK – BC’s privacy watchdog has rejected a bid to outfit farm workers with body cameras intended to reduce livestock abuse …

Producers take concerns to Victoria

DECEMBER 2017 | VICTORIA – Keeping farm operations environmentally and financially sustainable were key to the case farm leaders made for the industry …

Cattlemen speak out about groundwater licensing

DECEMBER 2017 | KAMLOOPS – Kevin Boon, general manager of the BC Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA), is calling the Ministry of Environment (MOE) to task for its inept …

Property assessments set for major shift: fires

DECEMBER 2017 | VICTORIA – BC Assessment Authority staff continue to comb through data and identify properties damaged by this summer’s wildfires…

Entertaining tidbits

DECEMBER 2017 | Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah or the solstice in December, there are holidays at this time of year, and company comes.








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