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Touring the cranberry bogs

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O&V talked with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham for our year-end edition. Read more

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Beehives

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Beekeepers around the province have another opportunity to apply for BeeBC funding to help with projects in their communities to support the health of bees in British Columbia. Read more

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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

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Publicly announced way back in September, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture’s new regulations around the term ‘organic’ took effect on Sept. 1, 2018. Producers and processors had three years to prepare and become federally or provincially certified t Read more

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Wine drinkers will be able to easily identify bottles of wine from Okanagan Falls now that the area is officially recognized for its wine production. Read more

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The independent Minister’s Advisory Committee for Revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has submitted its interim report to Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. Read more

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Lana Popham Organic

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As of Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, people can buy British Columbia food products and beverages that are marketed as organic with more confidence, knowing the products have been certified through an accredited provincial or federal program. Read more

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Monte Creek Ranch

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BC’s wine industry is growing, in more ways than one, as the BC Government announced in April that four new regions are being recognized for the production of VQA wines. The four new regions will be officially recognized later this year in celebratio Read 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 Read more

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April is now BC’s official Wine Month — a chance to celebrate and support BC's grape growers and winemakers - following a proclamation from the provincial government. the Province has committed $100,000 to the BC Wine Institute Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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The BC government is seeking ideas and opinions from farmers and the general public on how to revitalize the Agricultural Land Reserve. Read 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. Read 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 Read more

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BC’s Minister of Agriculture says the provincial government is willing to look at changes to liquor laws to help grow the emerging craft spirits industry. Read 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 Read 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. Read more

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The worst wildfires in BC’s history are over, but the damage they wreaked is still affecting farmers' lives and livelihoods. The BC and Canadian governments say they are acting to help ranchers and farmers affected by the devastating 2017 wildfires. Read more

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The Ministry of Agriculture’s Plant Health Laboratory is celebrating 50 years of performing state-of-the-art plant health diagnostics and surveillance of plant health in British Columbia. Read more

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