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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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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.

Alfalfa winterkill puts chill on Nechako Valley

AUGUST 2017 | VANDERHOOF – A wet fall and a lack of snow cover has resulted in winterkill of more than 20,000 acres of alfalfa in the Nechako Valley.

Sheep

Island farmers grapple with army worm [Tamara Leigh]

AUGUST 2017 | PORT ALBERNI – A voracious new pest is marching its way through Vancouver Island forage crops.

Fraser Valley Aerial

Ranchers first line of defense [Tamara Leigh]

AUGUST 2017 | WILLIAMS LAKE – On July 6, Cheryl Monical and her husband Ed noticed smoke over the hill while moving cattle at their ranch near 105 Mile House.

EFP Garnett Etsell

AUGUST 2017 | WILLIAMS LAKE – An unprecedented spate of wildfires that erupted across the central Interior in early July has put ranchers throughout BC …

Rhonda Driediger

Wildfires put hundreds of ranchers at risk [Peter Mitham]

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