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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 more

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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 more

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

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Steve Brown

Photo by Tom Walker

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

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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. 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 more

Agricultural

Cherries 2013

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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. more

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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. more

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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. more

Agricultural

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

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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

Agricultural

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

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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

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

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