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  1. Growing Forward

    As many of you know, the next iteration of the Federal/Provincial Growing Forward program for agriculture is in the planning stages. The BCAC has...

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    June 1st,2012 08:47 AM Go to last post
  2. Richard Bullock, biosolids and carbon sequestrtion

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/leaked-letter-questions-bc-governments-ability-to-protect-farmland/article24536006/Farmer...

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    May 21st,2015 05:38 PM Go to last post
  3. Minister's Agricultural Advisory Committee

    The province has just posted a list of committee members and the committee's terms of reference:...

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    June 6th,2014 10:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Premises Identification

    Not an easy site to find if you are interested in filling out the form. Here it is:...

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    January 13th,2012 09:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Demand for lamb up.

    So says this item from the US National Public Radio....

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    January 31st,2012 12:12 PM Go to last post
  6. Ministry posts report on the BC Abbatoir Inspection Review

    You can find the review here: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/meat-regulation/bcaisr-review.html The review outlines two options, essentially....

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    February 3rd,2012 01:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Principles and Guidelines for an Agricultural Water Reserve in BC

    The following comprises a considered position statement established by the BCAC in January 2012. The importance of a safe, secure, affordable...

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    April 27th,2012 08:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Principles for establishing an Agricultural Water Reserve, part 2

    ...principles for establishing an Agricultural Water Reserve...continued... What is an AWR? The working definition of an AWR is: The AWR is...

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    April 27th,2012 08:24 AM Go to last post
  9. Animal Health Act

    This Act was introduced for first reading yesterday. http://www.leg.bc.ca/39th4th/1st_read/gov37-1.htm Note the power of the Chief...

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    May 26th,2012 08:40 AM Go to last post
  10. Tax stuff: restricted farm losses

    This applies particularly to farms that rely on off-farm income to stay afloat. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), to which the BCAC...

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    March 26th,2013 09:26 AM Go to last post
  11. Supply management...CFA perspective

    I'm not sure why, exactly, but supply management often generates arguments both for and against it even among farmers. The following outlines why it...

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    June 30th,2012 07:41 AM Go to last post
  12. Local recommendation on implementing the new meat regulations (Part 2)

    recommendations...continued... Competition is necessary: The imposition of the meat regulations resulted in clear winners and losers. The winners...

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    November 10th,2012 08:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Local recommendation on implementing the new meat regulations (Part1)

    The following is a letter to Minister Letnick following his meeting with a groups of local producers and processors in Falkland. The view reflects...

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    October 24th,2012 08:42 AM Go to last post
  14. Agriculture Waste Control stakeholder consultation updates #1 of 3

    Background The Environmental Management Act was enacted on July 8, 2004, to replace the old Waste Management Act and the Environment Management...

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    February 21st,2013 04:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Ag Waste Control Stakeholder Consultation update #2 of 3

    July 10 meeting – “Storage Issues” The Committee agreed in principle to the following points (these are not set in stone and may require...

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    February 21st,2013 04:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Ag Waste Control Stakeholder Consultation update #3 of 3

    November 20 meeting – “Compost, Woodwaste, Mortality Issues” The Committee agreed in principle to the following points (these are not set in stone...

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    February 22nd,2013 07:06 AM Go to last post
  17. Carbon tax promises

    Did you notice? In the province's budget, one sector received a decent carbon tax break...the horticulture sector. Good for them. They needed it...

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    March 6th,2013 05:01 PM Go to last post
  18. Farmer ID Cards

    PST returns April 1. That means the old rules as far as what is PST exempt for farm purchases will pretty much apply, again. Those of you who...

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    May 22nd,2013 04:21 PM Go to last post
  19. Advocacy and democracy

    Some of you will have read an article in the recent Country Life magazine that questioned the democracy of advocacy. As one of the interviewees in...

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    October 4th,2013 07:45 AM Go to last post
  20. Local area Agriculture Advisory Committees

    Do you belong to a local area Agriculture Advisory Committee? Anyone interested in discussing what you think they are doing, or are going to be...

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    March 26th,2013 09:38 AM Go to last post

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