Agriculture is the all-important afterthought in B.C.'s economy
The sector rarely gets much attention, but counting its spinoffs, it employs 300,000 people
BY HARVEY ENCHIN, VANCOUVER SUN JANUARY 26, 2013
High-tech has social media atwitter, oil and gas dominates the news, mining commands the government's attention and forestry has a fabled history. But surely no economic activi ...
Canada invests in marketing for innovative organic farming
October 29th, 2012
The Canadian government has announced a CAD$330,000 investment to promote organic farming and food production.
The two-part initiative seeks to help organic farmers improve production and profits for the domestic market and abroad.
The Canadian Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz spoke positively of the grants, ...
Agriculture leaders aim to mend fences with environmentalists
The province's farmers are holding out an olive branch to the environmental movement in hopes of healing what has been, at times, an adversarial relationship.
By Vancouver Sun October 29, 2012
The province's farmers are holding out an olive branch to the environmental movement in hopes of healing what has been, at times, an adver ...
Critics have beef with slaughterhouse plan
Province considers partnering with industry on inspections
By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun October 24, 2012 2:04 AM
The province is considering changes to the provincial meat inspection system that would off-load much of the responsibility for scrutiny of the killing floor from government inspectors to trained abattoir staff.
The proposal contained ...
B.C. renews food safety debate for local producers
VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Oct. 07 2012, 8:55 PM EDT
Last updated Sunday, Oct. 07 2012, 9:04 PM EDT
The growing outcry over an E. coli outbreak in Alberta has sharpened debate over meat processing and regulation in neighbouring British Columbia.
In an Oct. 7 letter to new provincial Agriculture Mini ...
Alberta creates new wheat, oat commissions
Organizations will advocate for producers and fund research and marketing projects
CBC News Posted: Jul 31, 2012 7:17 AM MT Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012 7:16 AM MT
The government of Alberta is establishing two new commissions to help grain farmers promote and market their crops.
The Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Oat Growers Commission ...
New farm assessment regulations to be implemented for 2013 Economy Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:30 AM VICTORIA... ...