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 announced today at the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association annual general meeting.

Posted February 16, 2018 Read More »

On the heels of Alberta’s boycott of B.C. wines, the B.C. government is ramping up its support for the industry by proclaiming April as B.C. Wine Month, including a special month-long promotion at all public liquor stores.

Posted February 14, 2018 Read More »

Kaslo Sourdough, a family-owned bakery that uses ancient sourdough fermentation technology to create pasta, is one of 11 organizations receiving funding to support innovative products in British Columbia’s agriculture and processed food and beverage sectors.

Posted February 14, 2018 Read More »

Agriculture and food production contribute to the fabric of British Columbia in terms of food supply, economic activity and community strength.

Posted February 6, 2018 Read More »

The opportunity for British Columbians to participate in the public engagement on revitalization of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is now open.

Posted February 5, 2018 Read More »

A disaster recovery workshop will be held this weekend on Feb. 3 and 4 at the Pioneer Complex in Williams Lake to help B.C. ranchers and farmers manage their way through the recovery phase, following last summer’s record wildfires.

Posted January 31, 2018 Read More »

British Columbia commercial-greenhouse operators have until March 30, 2018, to apply for greenhouse carbon-tax relief grants for related crop-growing expenses they had in 2017.

Posted January 24, 2018 Read More »

New and established British Columbia-based agrifood businesses can use the upgraded AgriService BC website to explore government programs and apply for funding that meet their business needs.

Posted January 8, 2018 Read More »

A pilot project that matches new farmers looking to get their start in B.C. agriculture 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.

Posted January 5, 2018 Read More »

About 50 young fishers from coastal B.C. communities and First Nations are expected to attend the BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering to learn about commercial fishing business practices, seafood marketing and sustainable harvesting, thanks to $10,000 in support from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Posted January 5, 2018 Read More »