Agriculture

The fall cranberry harvest is spectacular and while this year’s Fort Langley Cranberry Festival is on hold, the Creative Cranberry Online Recipe Contest will give one winner the chance to experience a private family harvest tour.

CONTEST: Savour a sweet-tart home-grown harvest!

Share a favourite cranberry recipe for a chance to win a private harvest tour for four

  • Sep 11, 2020

 

Apples ripen in a Summerland orchard. While fruit growing is an essential segment of the agriculture sector in the Okanagan and Similkameen, there are challenges facing orchardists. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Researchers examine challenges to Okanagan’s agricultural sector

Public policies and low prices affecting apple growing in region

 

Onions. (Pikrepo)

B.C. imports 99 million kilos of American onions. Why?

About four per cent of the onions consumed in B.C. are grown in the province

  • Aug 18, 2020

 

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EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

  • Jul 8, 2020
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Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland, in this 2016 photo. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland campground to provide COVID-safe accommodations for temporary farm-workers

The managed seasonal worker campsite will be located within a separated area of Peach Orchard Municipal Campground

Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland, in this 2016 photo. (Summerland Review file photo)
Kon Kast is looking to develop the mine on Okanagan Centre Road West into an industrial project. (District of Lake Country map)

Okanagan mine makes way for industrial project

Council holds a special meeting to rezone property

Kon Kast is looking to develop the mine on Okanagan Centre Road West into an industrial project. (District of Lake Country map)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
Paula Cowen shows some of her artwork at the Summerland Sunday Farmers and Crafters Market. The market opened on June 28 at the Summerland Arena parking lot. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Market relocated to Summerland Arena parking lot

Summerland Sunday Farmers and Crafters Market opened on June 28

Paula Cowen shows some of her artwork at the Summerland Sunday Farmers and Crafters Market. The market opened on June 28 at the Summerland Arena parking lot. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna farmers could see water rates increase

The city is recommending an increase from the current $96 per acre a year for agricultural irrigation water to $120

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Fruit farming, including this orchard in Summerland, is a significant part of the British Columbia economy. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Measures needed for agricultural sector

Provincial decisions are affecting farming and farmland

Fruit farming, including this orchard in Summerland, is a significant part of the British Columbia economy. (Summerland Review file photo)
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Efforts preserve and promote local agriculture

Farming will remain an important element in the region

  • Jun 4, 2020
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Asian giant hornet has now been found in Langley, with a specimen around 208th Street and 32nd Avenue. (Facebook)

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

The Asian giant hornet has now been found in Langley, with a specimen around 208th Street and 32nd Avenue. (Facebook)
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau rises to introduce an act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act in the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Make better use of existing support, Bibeau tells struggling agricultural sector

The Liberals rolled out a $252-million aid program for the industry

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau rises to introduce an act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act in the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. This year, the fair has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Fall Fair cancelled due to COVID-19

Organizers had earlier hoped to postpone date of agricultural celebration

Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. This year, the fair has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)
The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)

‘Underwhelming’ support for agriculture industry: BC Fruit Growers’ Association

The association said the federal government doesn’t address the sector’s immediate needs

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)
Feds to buy up surplus from Canadian agrifood producers as part of $252M investment

Feds to buy up surplus from Canadian agrifood producers as part of $252M investment

Trudeau announced an additional $200 million credit line for dairy producers

Feds to buy up surplus from Canadian agrifood producers as part of $252M investment
(Black Press Media files)

Four temporary foreign workers on separate flights to B.C. test positive for COVID-19

More than 900 temporary foreign workers have come to B.C. in the past few weeks

(Black Press Media files)
These are unprecedented times for dairy farmers, with some of them having to dump the milk that is both food and their livelihood. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

COVID-19: Dairy association wants Okanagan-Shuswap milk supply to flow smoothly

Changes to consumer demand from pandemic have left thousands of litres of B.C. milk being dumped

These are unprecedented times for dairy farmers, with some of them having to dump the milk that is both food and their livelihood. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. This year, organizers of the fair are still hoping to be able to host the event, although the COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to the festival. (Summerland Review file photo)

Organizers hoping to hold Summerland Fall Fair

COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to agricultural celebration

Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. This year, organizers of the fair are still hoping to be able to host the event, although the COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to the festival. (Summerland Review file photo)
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)

Orchardists face challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Physical distancing and availability of workers will affect fruit growing operations and harvest

Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)