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  1. A new Farmer's Institute

    Information from the District "A" Farmer's Institutes is that the Lasqueti Farmer's Institute is awaiting approval for Farmer's Institute status....

    Posted By administrator
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    November 9th,2010 01:50 PM 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. 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...

    Posted By administrator
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    June 1st,2012 08:47 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 2010 FARM AGM Minutes (draft)

    MINUTES OF F.A.R.M. AGM May 8, 2011 Held at the home of Warren and Lynne Wilson In attendance : Kelvin Johnson. Maureen Thompson Dennis...

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    September 28th,2011 09:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Specified Risk Material (SRM) Regulatory Overview

    I am a representative of the BCAC on a Meat Industry Committee. My role is to provide input as far as producers needs and interests are concerned....

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    November 11th,2010 08:04 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Leaping back into the HST debate

    The following was issued by the Province of BC. What are your views? 2011FIN0031-000346 April 5, 2011 Ministry of Finance Fight HST report...

    Posted By administrator
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    April 21st,2011 04:50 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Letter to Min. Hansen and Stewart Regarding Weekend Inspection for Small Abattoirs

    January 20, 2011 Minister Colin Hansen Minister Ben Stewart Ministry of Health Services Minister of Agriculture 1515 Blanshard Street ...

    Posted By Watkins
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    January 27th,2011 05:06 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Impact of Carbon Tax...how has it affected you?

    From the outset, when the province announced its intention to impose a carbon tax, the BCAC has pushed to have that tax not apply to agriculture. ...

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    August 3rd,2012 08:36 AM Go to last post
  13. A novel, simple idea for increasing crop yield

    Source: Agri-Digest Online http://agridigest.wordpress.com/ Not sure what kind of irrigation system they are using, but the following seems to be...

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    May 23rd,2011 08:02 AM Go to last post
  14. feeding sheep in late pregnancy

    I'm new here, I have a small flock of ewes in Kelowna. Seems to be a lot of interest in sheep on this site, so thought I'd ask how other sheep...

    Posted By Janice
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    January 6th,2011 12:16 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Part 1: National Food Strategy - Mission Statement

    This is Part One of a ten-part series examining components of the National Food Strategy with insights provided by Garnet Etsell, former BCAC Chair...

    Posted By BCAC
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    April 19th,2012 02:03 PM Go to last post
  20. The cost of defending normal farm practices...where's the justice in that?

    If you've looked at the Homepage, you'll see that it cost the Furgusons, at Dragonfly Farm near Duncan BC nearly $25,000.00 to defend against a...

    Posted By administrator
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    September 8th,2010 01:21 PM Go to last post

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