New construction on track and the welcome addition of new vineyard manager and new winemaker, Megan de Villiers and Danny Hattingh to the Fort Berens' team more »
After Seven Years, BC Growers Ready to Crack the China Export Market more »
On the outskirts of Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island, 10 buildings are spread over a fairly typical farm property. Horses roam the green fields ... but this is definitely not a horse ranch; it's a ranch of a very different kind. more »
IFTA Conference Delegates Praise BC Growers more »
Fruit growers are in for what Keith Carlson calls a global 'Scientific War' over new fruit varieties developed in Canada. more »
Does starting an agri-tourism business seem too complicated? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea to have the public on your property? more »
You wouldn’t normally think of a shipping supply company as being innovative – especially one that has been around for more than 38 years. Then again, you haven’t met Ron Brown – founder and President at Shippers Supply. more »
Apr 9, 2014 Innovations
The debate over the so-called ‘Land Swap’ in Summerland represents a glimpse into the future of a province where the independent Agricultural Land Commission could lose its autonomy from government. more »
The NDP Agriculture Critic is calling on Minister Pat Pimm to open the consultation process on the core review of the Agricultural Land Commission. more »
The BC Fruit Growers Association says drastic cuts to the Ministry of Agriculture have put the future of farming at risk in BC. more »
In bygone days, when a wine barrel was past its prime, it usually ended up being cut in half and sitting in someone’s yard as a planter. Now those barrels can be restored using a technology known as Phoenix, developed by Diverse Barrel Solutions. more »
Slimline Manufacturing is more than a sprayer manufacturer. They take customer service one step further by giving farmers, orchardists, and vineyard workers the information they need to stay competitive by saving money. more »
Does starting an agri-tourism business seem too complicated? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea to have the public on your property?
Apr 9, 2014 Publisher's View
Double-edged sword. This is one way to describe a power of attorney (POA). Many people think of this legal tool as a dangerous weapon and decide against preparing a POA. However, the practical benefits cannot be disputed.
Apr 9, 2014 Legal Libations
When sailing ships brought explorers and settlers to British Columbia, they unfortunately also brought rats and mice.
Apr 9, 2014 The Wild Things
When someone asks, 'What you do for a living', what do you tell them? Chances are you might say you’re an orchardist, a wine maker, a barrel maker, a candle stick maker or one of many other titles, none of which include "salesman".
Apr 9, 2014 World Wine Web
After several arduous years fraught with challenging vintages, hard winters and overall reduced crops, it is a pleasure to see that harvest levels are returning to normal.
Apr 9, 2014 The Word on Wine
Cherry growers could be excused for being a little disheartened. They just learned they have to go through another year for the pilot program on exporting cherries to China.
Apr 9, 2014 Editor's View
Pat Pimm got exactly the kind of headlines a new cabinet minister doesn't want, when his proposal to reform the Agricultural Land Commission was leaked to the media.
Feb 13, 2014 Editor's View
Seeing a cougar is definitely on my bucket list and since British Columbia has the largest population of the big cats anywhere in North America, my chances are good. But like most people, I hope my sighting is from a safe distance.
Feb 13, 2014 The Wild Things
If given the opportunity, would you agree to accept mentorship from a clown to help improve your business? You might be saying no to yourself right now, but this specific clown turned a small burger joint into the largest fast food brand in the world
Feb 13, 2014 World Wine Web
I came across this great though anonymous quote on the Internet: “Needing insurance is like needing a parachute. If it isn’t there the first time, chances are you won’t be needing it again.”
Feb 13, 2014 Legal Libations