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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-
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
YA mark five years of support small-
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-
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
Program delivery underway
Woodshed: How Henderson came to be at the end of his rope
Jude's Kitchen: Summer patio treats
Vol.103 Issue 6
APRIL 2017 | VANCOUVER – Last year was significant for egg producers as it marked the start of the industry’s move out of conventional cage layer production systems.
APRIL 2017 | KAMLOOPS – The education program for the BC Honey Producers Association (BCHPA) semi-
APRIL 2017 | NANAIMO – There are few events as diverse as the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) conference each year.
APRIL 2017 | MISSION – John Kerkhoven farms 350 acres at Deroche on Nicomen Island where he milks 100 cattle and runs a 60,000-
Study puts flooding costs at $1 billion [Peter Mitham]
APRIL 2017 | Much of the time, the public’s understanding about farming is based on click-
Public trust needs to be built [Stan Vander Waal]
Blossoming markets face growing pains [Peter Mitham]
APRIL 2017 | NEW WESTMINSTER – The explosive growth in BC farmers markets over the past decade is presenting operators and vendors with hard questions as they embark on a new season.
Farmers in growing battle against waterfowl
MAY 2017 | DELTA – The past five years have seen close to half of Metro Vancouver’s new industrial construction occur in Delta and Surrey, thanks to the South Fraser Perimeter Road opening and the availability of acreages suitable for warehouses.
Clock ticking for organic certification [Tamara Leigh]
Honey producers talk trade, farm status [Tom Walker]
Shortened timeline on cage-
Council welcomes fish farmers to table [David Schmidt]
MAY 2017 | ABBOTSFORD – The BC Agriculture Council is adding aquaculture to its roster. “We farm animals and this is the group that farms animals,” …
MAY 2017 | It's hard to pin down when the BC Sheep Federation officially began addressing interactions between wild and domestic sheep and disease transfer between the two populations.
Parties offer competing visions of ag [Tamara Leigh]
MAY 2017 | VICTORIA – Agriculture took a surprising spin in the public spotlight before the writ even dropped for the provincial election this year.
Fully subscribed [David Schmidt]
MAY 2017 | ABBOTSFORD – The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program continues to be most popular with farmers.
MAY 2017 | KELOWNA – The lack of a single, consistent standard for farm worker housing in BC is creating headaches for farmers.
Worker housing concerns growing [Peter Mitham]
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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