RSS

BCFGA

The horticultural sector is under increasing pressure from disease and insect pests. There are many ways that growers deal with pests: Read more

Agricultural

Announcement

Photo https://www.facebook.com/fuhrMP/

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

News

BCFGA AGM 2019

Photo by Tom Walker

The 130th BC Fruit Growers Association (BCFGA) AGM was more subdued than recent years. Read more

Articles

“The competitive challenges facing the BC tree fruit industry are significant…”, is stating what may be obvious to many in the tree fruit sector. This quote is from a recent study on the BC tree fruit sector, titled Strategic Choices and Directions Read more

Agricultural

Okanagan Cherries

Photo contributed by BCTF

At Orchard & Vine, we want to share not only what’s going on in fruit-growing, but also what’s going on with fruit growers. Thank you to the grower-readers who responded to this year’s survey. We know how busy you are and appreciate you taking time t Read more

Articles

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

Articles

The ‘Big Show’ for BC farmers is back this year with another gigantic expo in host city Abbotsford. The Pacific Agricultural Show is BC’s largest agricultural show attracting over 9,500 farmers and producers with more than 300 exhibiting companies. H Read more

News

On October 29, the BC provincial government introduced the “Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act”. If the proposed law is passed, it will create a registry of employers of Temporary Foreign Workers, or TFWs Read more

Agricultural

Inside the Year End 2018 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have our annual interview with the BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. The 2018 Fruit and Wine Readers' survey and our annual Year in Fruit and Year in Grapes. The issues also includes Read more

Magazine

Inside the Fall 2018 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have stories about people who have taken big leaps, they’ve had dreams and taken action. Industry veteran Harry McWatters and his new Time Winery, Ian MacDonald, President of Liquidity Wines an Read more

Magazine

The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program has existed for almost 52 years in Canada and since 2004 in BC. In BC alone, the program provides about 6,000 Mexican workers and 1,700 Caribbean workers on a seasonal basis, mainly to help harvest fruit and v Read more

Agricultural

Life can get very hectic in the cherry farming business and sometimes it’s noisier than your non-farming neighbours might like. Read more

Articles

Steve Brown

Photo by Tom Walker

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the most difference. Read more

Articles

The Summer issue features the Berry field battle against weevils & larvae, the new Martin's Lane Winery and Mission Hill Family Estate transitioning to Organic. Get the latest on both the BCFGA and the BCWI. Read more

Magazine

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

Agricultural

Cherries 2013

Ewa Niwczyk | Dreamstime.com

The Chinese market for cherries is evolving and BC growers are in a good position to take advantage of that change, says Graem Nelson, well-known BC fruit marketer and currently Senior Export Consultant for Consolidated Fruit Packers in Kelowna. Read more

Articles

By all accounts, the provincial tree fruit replant program is proving to be a resounding success in 2018, its fifth year of operation in BC. Read more

Articles

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. Read more

, Articles

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 Read 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 Read more

Publishers View

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

News