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Touring the cranberry bogs

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O&V talked with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham for our year-end edition. Read more

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The BC government is taking action to ensure lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve are preserved for food production, not for growing cannabis. Read more

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The independent Minister’s Advisory Committee for Revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has submitted its interim report to Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. Read more

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The BC government is seeking ideas and opinions from farmers and the general public on how to revitalize the Agricultural Land Reserve. Read more

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An independent committee with members from diverse agricultural backgrounds and experiences will lead the revitalization of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) through a consultation process with stakeholder Read more

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For the past few years, we have been spreading the positive message about the tree fruit industry and its resurgence. Read more

Agricultural

Today many terms are used to describe the changes we are dealing with in agriculture. Terms such as Agri Tourism, RV Parking, non farm use and worker housing. Read more

Agricultural

Interior Health is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) from interested parties who wish to lease portions of this land for the implementation and operation of intensive agriculture in West Kelowna. Read more

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30 resolutions approved at the 2015 AGM. Listed here. Read more

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Norm Letnick at B.C. Beef Day in Victoria.

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Honourable Norm Letnick, Minister of Agriculture The 2014 Orchard & Vine Interview Read more

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Depending on your perspective, the core review of the Agriculture Land Commission and the land reserve itself is either clumsy politicking at its worst, or a cleverly engineered campaign with a hidden agenda. Read more

Opinions

In front of a packed Council Chamber, Summerland Mayor and Council made its final vote in favour of the controversial land swap proposal that would remove over 80 hectares of some of the town’s best farming land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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First Time Article on; BC Bud and BC Fruit Growers. Also, BC Fruit Wineries, BC ALR Review, Which Tractor to Buy; Tractor Guide and New Emissions, BCFGA Wants Budget Boost for Agriculture, Agri-Tourism, Vista D'Oro Winery. Read more

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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. Read more

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The BC Fruit Growers Association says drastic cuts to the Ministry of Agriculture have put the future of farming at risk in BC. Read more

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The NDP Agriculture Critic is calling on Minister Pat Pimm to open the consultation process on the core review of the Agricultural Land Commission. Read more

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‘We like, we like to party!’ Do you remember that song from 1998 by the Vengaboys? It came to mind while I was thinking about the International Tree Fruit Association Annual Conference coming to Kelowna this month, February 22-26. Read more

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The biggest question in BC farming today is what will happen to the Agricultural Land Reserve: Now, a recent Orchard and Vine interview with Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm may provide some of the answers. Read more

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