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BC Tree Fruits Cooperative

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has completed its top level restructuring, appointing Todd McMyn as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Ross Dwhytie as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). McMyn joined the Cooperative effective April 1 and Dwhytie on April 8. Read more

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The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) has purchased 85 acres of land in Kelowna, BC, with the purpose of building a new facility under the Cooperative’s new “One Roof” plan. In conjunction with this purchase, BCTFC has an agreement in place to sell Read more

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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country Stephen Fuhr announced an investment of up to $4.2M under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program Read more

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Jesse MacDonald

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The new Knowledge and Technology Transfer specialist at AAFC Summerland Research Center has not one, but two family experiences to bring to the new position. Read more

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Despite thick smoke from this year’s raging forest fires and pricing pressures, most BC fruit growers were able to adapt and bring in an “average” or even an “above average” year in most sectors. Read more

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BC Tree Fruits is excited to unveil a brand new, state-of-the-art peach and apple packing production line in their Oliver packing facility. Read more

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An important role for agriculture associations is education, but not in the traditional sense. “Agriculture extension” provides current, practical information for growers in a way that is easy to use. Helping growers get new, important information ca Read more

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This will be my last column as the President of the BCFGA. After four years as President, I have seen first hand how much the BCFGA is really involved in the lives of the members and the community as a whole. Read more

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Fruits and vegetables in the classroom ensure kids have a greater understanding of agriculture and receive better nutrition. Read more

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BC’s fruit industry has been growing rapidly over the past decade, and the BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is growing with it. The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has announced plans for a major expansion of the Winfield packinghouse. Read more

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Building on the success of the original Broken Ladder apple blend, launched last spring, BC Tree Fruits Cider Co., a division of BC Tree Fruits, has created two new ciders; Pears and Apples & Hops. Read more

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BC Tree Fruits Cooperative announced a milestone agreement with Vancouver-based Lonetree Cider Co. Read more

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One farmer in the Okanagan told me he uses my cherry covers to protect his walnuts from the husk fly, and went from 100% loss one year to 0% loss the next! Read more

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Fred Steele, President of the BCFGA

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Fred Steele became president of the BCFGA on February 15, 2014. We caught up with him to find out what's been happening since then. Read more

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Christy Clarke announces support for the replant program.

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Good news came for BC Fruit Growers at press time; Premier Christy Clark announced a 7-year, $8.4 million Replant Program to assist growers in renewing the production base of the industry. Read more

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The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative met for the Annual General Meeting on October 30th in Summerland. The AGM is an opportunity for the membership to review the previous season and to elect the Board Directors for the upcoming season. Read more

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The Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association organizes the Annual Growers’ Short Course. 2015 is the 57th annual event.Don't miss out on your chance to register. Details below... Read more

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Over the past couple of decades several sectors of the economy had to reinvent themselves to be relevant in the marketplace. Read more

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IFTA Conference Delegates Praise BC Growers Read more

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