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Cawston Flooding

Photo by Glen Lucas

Global climate change is becoming, so to speak, an increasingly ‘hot topic’ among fruit growers who must deal with new threats and, in some cases, new opportunities. more

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BCFGA AGM

Photo by Tom Walker

There was an air of optimism as the 129th BC Fruit Growers Annual General Meeting drew to a close. The industry has been riding a wave of success as the provincial replant program has given a boost to growers more

Articles

Spring is in the air after a long winter, but climate change issues are a huge topic covered inside this issue, as per the dramatic image on our front cover more

Publishers View

AgSafe recently announced the retirement of Carol Reid, Provincial Safety Consultant - Orchards & Vineyards, based in British Columbia’s Okanagan region. more

News

Apple, cherry and other tree fruit growers throughout the province will be able to update aging equipment and infrastructure while increasing their marketing and research efforts thanks to a new $5-million Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund. more

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Honourable Lana Popham

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Agriculture Minister Lana Popham says her ears are wide open when it comes to revamping the agriculture industry in BC. Popham spent two days in meetings with Okanagan tree fruit growers in March. more

News

For the Spring issue O&V features our 2018 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Get the latest on how both the BCFGA and the Wine Industry are dealing with Climate Change. As well more

Magazine

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. more

Fruit Opinions

Each year Orchard & Vine Magazine does a survey of our readers to find out how the year in fruit and berry farming went. more

Articles

Another year is making its way to the exit, a time when the harvest is done and we reflect on what was and wasn’t accomplished. In this case it is the last column I will write as the President of the BCFGA. more

Fruit Opinions

The tree fruit industry is going strong in BC, according to the latest reports from the provincial government.  BC fruit growers produced more than 128,000 tonnes of apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums/prunes, nectarines and apricots. Put another more

News

Inside this issue O&V features our year end tree fruit, berry, grape and wine report. Our annual survey of the fruit and wine industry in BC. The annual interview with the Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and more. more

Magazine

The ‘Big Show’ for BC farmers is back this year with another gigantic expo in host city Abbotsford. more

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BC apples captured several of the top spots at this year’s National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) held in Toronto, Ontario. more

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Inside this issue we feature four friends who turned an old packinghouse into a vibrant cidery at Kelowna's Scenic Road Cider. We also visit Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery and learn about the booming distilling industry in BC. more

Magazine

Inside this issue we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds and new growing techniques for the Orchard and Vineyard Industry. We have features on Canada's first tea farm in the Cowichan Valley, RJT Blueberries and more. more

Magazine

Innovation is a medium-sized word with a big meaning. It is a word thrown around to describe almost everything today, in almost every field of endeavour. Farming has been innovating and getting more efficient for hundreds of years. more

Fruit Opinions

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

Fruit Opinions

Inside this issue you will discover Fitz Winery a new winery in Peachland founded by an industry pioneer. Sparkling wine at Fitz and at Okanagan College with the Bottling Excellence Lecture Series. more

Magazine

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association (BCFGA) welcomes the appointment of Lana Popham as Minister of Agriculture more

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