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Farmers and food processors in B.C. will have $14 million in federal and provincial government support over the next five years to help them develop new products and processes that will support food production in B.C. more

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Residents and visitors alike got to enjoy the first EAT DRINK LOCAL program in the Okanagan Valley throughout the month of May. 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 more

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A pilot project matching new farmers with available fertile farmland in the Metro Vancouver area will kick off in 2018, thanks to a $25,000 investment from the governments of Canada and British Columbia. more

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Honourable Lana Popham

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There are big changes coming for agriculture in BC, thanks to the election of the NDP and the appointment of grape grower Lana Popham as the new Minister of Agriculture. Popham co-founded and operated Barking Dog Vineyard, the first certified organic more

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The new Water Sustainability Act was enforced on February 26, 2016 and under the new rules all non-domestic groundwater wells need to be licensed. Only single-family households using groundwater for domestic use are exempt from licensing. more

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Okanagan College is launching a two-year pilot project offering a viticulture technician program, with the support of the BC government. more

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BC wineries and breweries are getting a major boost this year to help market their products. From soil, sunshine and scenic vineyards to local small town brews, B.C. wineries and breweries are giving British Columbians a diverse sensory experience. more

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The BCFGA campaign and election is over and the initial noise had died away. The BCFGA Annual Convention was held February 2-3, 2017 and the re-elected Executive is anxious to get to work. more

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The B.C. government’s Buy Local program is providing six local farmers’ markets with a combined total of $57,055 in funding. more

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BC Terroir

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Victoria has changed the provincial regulation that governs how B.C. wineries label their wines to include three recommendations from the industry. more

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An updated Liquor Control and Licencing Act came into force on Jan. 23, creating new opportunities for businesses, increasing convenience for consumers and enhancing the Province’s commitment to social responsibility. more

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The past few years have seen a lot of positive change in the tree fruit industry and many more changes are on the way. Everything from long term replant to meeting our needs for labour. more

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The B.C. government will require all food and beverage products marketed as “organic” in B.C. to be certified under either a provincial or national certification program by 2018. more

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The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced changes to the AgriInsurance-Production Insurance program that will help B.C. tree-fruit growers manage the risk of crop losses by hail, spring frost, excessive rain, flooding, drought and wind more

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It’s that time of year again… time to chat with BC’s Minister of Agriculture, Norm Letnick. Here’s what we found out. more

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The fall of 2012 marked challenging times for growers when it came to planting and replanting new stock, new rules on the use of fumigants made plants susceptible to root-lesion nematodes. more

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New Ag Minister

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The MLA for Peace River North, Pat Pimm, has been sworn in as B.C.’s new Minister of Agriculture. more

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Buy Local

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Last November the government announced the reintroduction of the ‘Buy BC’ program – sort of. The name was changed to ‘Buy Local. more

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This Commemorative Medal was created on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This marks the Queen’s 60th year on the Throne. more

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