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Inside the Year End 2019 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have our annual interview with the BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. Read more

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This year we took our survey to Facebook, to get some input and comments about the changes the government has made to Bill 52 and Bill 15. We received a lot of responses and a lot of great comments. We have published a few in the print edition of the Read more

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O&V caught up with Minister Popham the third week of October, just as the legislature went into the Fall session. As in previous years, we found the Minister remains enthusiastic about the state of farming in BC, as she reports back on the progress o Read more

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BC’s wine sector will soon have its first industry resource guide aimed at new vineyards and wineries to arm them with information to create great wine from the vineyard to the bottle. On October 26, the Provincial government announced $30,000 in fun Read more

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The Province of BC has created a Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology and innovation to strengthen B.C.'s agriculture sector and grow the economy by helping farmers farm and processors become more productive, now and in the fut Read more

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Lana Popham Honey Bees

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BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham generated some buzz this year as she announced the Bee BC program will receive up to $100,000 a year over the next three years to support research on bee health. Read more

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The BC Government says progress is being made quickly on the BC Food Hub Network, part of the ministry’s Feed BC mandate, which commits to encouraging more food and beverage processing in British Columbia. Read more

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BC wine consumers will soon be able to purchase bottles with Naramata Bench and Skaha Bench on the label, as the BC government has announced the creation of two new wine appellations in the province. Read more

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Honey Bee

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Local organizations are partnering with the federal and provincial governments to develop innovative ways to save pollinators and combat food waste in British Columbia. Read more

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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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