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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

CLBC August 2017

Vol.103 Issue 8







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.


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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