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British Columbia Wine Institute commences thirdparty review

The purpose of the review will be to ensure that the BCWI continues to meet or exceed members' expectations and expands the opportunities for British Columbians who earn their livings in the BC wine industry. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Funding and Press Releases

Summerland Swap Shows Why ALC Needed

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 »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BCWI Wants Wine at the Grocery Store

If the BC Wine Institute gets its way, you’ll soon be able to go to the grocery store to pick up some eggs, a loaf of bread, some milk ... and a 2011 Cabernet Franc. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BC Cherry Association Elects Bal as President

The BC Cherry Association has a new president, as long-time grower Sukhpal Bal was elected at their AGM in February. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BC Farmers' Markets Celebrate Success with 1st Annual Award

Farmers Markets are a growing trend in BC, and the industry celebrated its success in March with the First Annual BC Farmers' Markets Awards. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

Apple Research and Promotion Agency Voted Down by BCFGA

The controversial proposal for an Apple Research and Promotion Agency is dead, despite winning just over 50 per cent support from growers with the BC Fruit Growers Association. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

BC Growers Say Travel Charges for Mexican Workers Too High

BC fruit growers say they are being overcharged for the cost of bringing foreign farm workers to BC from Mexico. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

Lydia Ryall Cited as 'Outstanding' in her Field

Third-generation Delta grower Lydia Ryall was named the 2014 BC and Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer at the BC Agriculture Council’s annual gala in Abbotsford. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

Got an Innovative Idea for Agriculture in BC?

Got an innovative idea for agriculture in BC? Well, the government may just be willing to pay you for it. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News

Summerland Swap Postponed Indefinitely

The decision on the ALR land swap in Summerland has been postponed indefinitely. Summerland council was scheduled to vote on the proposal to swap 200 acres of farmland near the downtown core, for a larger piece of land on a hill. more »

Apr 9, 2014 News