Farming

B.C. Liberal agriculture critic Ian Paton addresses farmers’ rally outside the B.C. legislature over housing restrictions, Oct. 28, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Farmers call on B.C. NDP to allow more housing, business

Secondary homes, restaurants, rentals can keep farms viable

B.C. Liberal agriculture critic Ian Paton addresses farmers’ rally outside the B.C. legislature over housing restrictions, Oct. 28, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
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
Onions. (Pikrepo)
More than one million cartons, each containing a dozen eggs, will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to address a key challenge facing farmers: having too much food and nowhere to sell it. A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

$50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government earlier this year

More than one million cartons, each containing a dozen eggs, will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to address a key challenge facing farmers: having too much food and nowhere to sell it. A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
The owners of First Light Farm in Revelstoke lease land in the area. (Submitted)

Farmland leasing webinar coming up Thursday

AgriService BC hosts weekly webinars

The owners of First Light Farm in Revelstoke lease land in the area. (Submitted)
Okanagan farm turns fruit into drink production

Okanagan farm turns fruit into drink production

When residents support Farming Karma, they support local orchardists

Okanagan farm turns fruit into drink production
Bruce Duggan said activity at his U-pick farm has been a bit slow due to the rainy weather this summer. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Slow season at Okanagan U-pick farms

Lake Country farm owner Bruce Duggan said the rainy weather is turning people away

Bruce Duggan said activity at his U-pick farm has been a bit slow due to the rainy weather this summer. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
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)
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)

Summerland Rodeo Grounds proposed as site to house temporary agricultural workers

Residents voiced opposition to the use of the Summerland Rodeo Grounds, citing health concerns

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)
Okanagan 4-H stock sale moooves online

Okanagan 4-H stock sale moooves online

Coronavirus stalls live show, so auction goes virtual for 2020

Okanagan 4-H stock sale moooves online
Vernon farm ready to share new superfruit with community

Vernon farm ready to share new superfruit with community

North BX Haskap Farm readies for berry-picking season amid pandemic

Vernon farm ready to share new superfruit with community
(The Canadian Press)

Farmers contest minister’s claim that grain-farmers’ carbon costs are tiny

The carbon tax is being rebated 100 per cent to households and through the Climate Action Incentive Fund

(The Canadian Press)
In past years, Summerland’s Sunday market was held on Main Street in Summerland, as shown in this 2018 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market has gone through changes and will be held at the Summerland Arena parking lot Sundays from June 28 to Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Sunday market to begin June 28

Changes made to comply with COVID-19 directives

In past years, Summerland’s Sunday market was held on Main Street in Summerland, as shown in this 2018 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market has gone through changes and will be held at the Summerland Arena parking lot Sundays from June 28 to Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)
COVID-19 fails to curb opening of North Okanagan farm orchard

COVID-19 fails to curb opening of North Okanagan farm orchard

Davison Orchards going ahead with May 1 seasonal opening

COVID-19 fails to curb opening of North Okanagan farm orchard
Farm Credit Canada is receiving a $5-billion lending increase. (File)

COVID-19: Help for agriculture industry as Farm Credit Canada receives $5B increase

The increase will give the agriculture industry more flexibility to tackle coming challenges

Farm Credit Canada is receiving a $5-billion lending increase. (File)
Unearthed Organics is located 2424 Mayer Road in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

COVID-19: Kelowna farm soon offering online delivery

Unearthed Organics will begin delivering fresh produce in the next three to six weeks

Unearthed Organics is located 2424 Mayer Road in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Final Farmers’ Market cancelled for season in North Okanagan

Final Farmers’ Market cancelled for season in North Okanagan

Indoor market forced to cancel, plans for outdoor market OK, so far

Final Farmers’ Market cancelled for season in North Okanagan
Biometric information requirements for foreign temporary farm workers in Canada, introduced last year, are considered a success, according to the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association. (Contributed)

‘It’s been a great program’:New foreign worker requirements help Okanagan fruit industry

Biometric requirements began in late 2018, and will have long-term advantages for workers in Kelowna

Biometric information requirements for foreign temporary farm workers in Canada, introduced last year, are considered a success, according to the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association. (Contributed)
Black Press Media files

$2.9 million judgment in B.C. blueberry farm sabotage lawsuit

The new owners saw most of their farm ruined just as they took possession

Black Press Media files
Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has apologized for comments he made in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.

Rich Coleman apologizes for comparing ALR rule changes to Nazi oppression

Rich Coleman was speaking on a bill that changes farmland regulations

Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has apologized for comments he made in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm