Agriculture

Orchard covers and wind machines are tested to protect cherry crop at Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country, 2017. (B.C. government)

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

Orchard covers and wind machines are tested to protect cherry crop at Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country, 2017. (B.C. government)
Farmer discs a field in South Delta. (Black Press files)

Centralize farmland decisions, B.C. advisory panel recommends

Agricultural Land Commission urged to control marijuana, oil and gas uses

Farmer discs a field in South Delta. (Black Press files)
According to Cloverdale’s John Gibeau, who has more than 50 years experience as a beekeeper, the refusal of just three Albertan beekeepers, representing 6,000 colonies, to send their bees to B.C. blueberry farms could potentially cost the industry $12 million to $15 million. (Eric Ward / Unsplash)

Alberta beekeepers boycott B.C. blueberries

The loss may cost blueberry industry millions, says longtime B.C. beekeeper

According to Cloverdale’s John Gibeau, who has more than 50 years experience as a beekeeper, the refusal of just three Albertan beekeepers, representing 6,000 colonies, to send their bees to B.C. blueberry farms could potentially cost the industry $12 million to $15 million. (Eric Ward / Unsplash)
Abigail the goat is doing better since being taken in by the Happy Herd farm animal sactuary. (Happy Herd photo)

Abigail the goat is getting used to the hustle and bustle of a Lower Mainland animal sanctuary

The goat now lives on a Langley farm with cows, chickens, pigs, dogs, and other goats.

Abigail the goat is doing better since being taken in by the Happy Herd farm animal sactuary. (Happy Herd photo)
Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower

Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower

The management teams in place will continue to oversee day-to-day operations.

Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham at her ministry office in Victoria, Sept. 1, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Farmland reforms ahead for NDP government

ALR ‘zone two’ on the way out, Lana Popham says

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham at her ministry office in Victoria, Sept. 1, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
On census day in 2016, 9.8 million chickens resided in Abbotsford.

Chicken city: Poultry outnumber humans in Abbotsford 70-to-one

But humans outnumber cows, according to Census of Agriculture figures.

On census day in 2016, 9.8 million chickens resided in Abbotsford.
Should Abbotsford ask to use ALR land for industrial parks?

Should Abbotsford ask to use ALR land for industrial parks?

Sites in Bradner and near airport identified for possible job lands

Should Abbotsford ask to use ALR land for industrial parks?