Farming

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks some cherries at the Lutz family farm on Hillborn Street in Summerland.(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan migrant farm worker advocates not happy with Trudeau’s tour stops

RAMA pens letter to the PM explaining he should have visited migrant farm workers

 

Khela Orchards is looking for council backing in its application to the Agricultural Land Commission to house 60 seasonal workers on their Hart Road property. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Temporary farm worker housing draws debate at Kelowna council

‘If our core values are agriculture, we need to support the producer the best we can’

 

Charley is a Keremeos wine producer at Robin Ridge Winery. He’s also single and looking to meet his future wife on a new reality TV show Farming For Love. (Farming for Love)

Keremeos farmer looking for love in upcoming reality show

Charley works on his parents winery Robin Ridge where he is building a house

 

Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford farmer says 2019 protest at hog farm was ‘hard to deal with’

Calvin Binnendyk testifies at trial for 3 charged with mischief and break-and-enter

Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media prior to making their first appearance at the Abbotsford courthouse. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford hog farm protesters trial begins

Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno facing 14 combined charges

(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media prior to making their first appearance at the Abbotsford courthouse. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.

Abbotsford hog farm protesters going to trial on Monday

Trial for Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno scheduled for Abbotsford court

(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.
Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan looking for love on new unscripted Farming for Love series

Third-generation farmer appearing on Farming For Love unscripted series

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.
Ron McMillan of McMillan Farms said that the city could be doing more to prevent flooding along Mission Creek. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘Lots of studies, almost zero action’: farmers feel ignored by City of Kelowna in flood event

Farmers and their livelihood have been impacted by the flooding along Mission Creek

Ron McMillan of McMillan Farms said that the city could be doing more to prevent flooding along Mission Creek. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan feed mill first of its kind in 50 years

From Field to Farm to Family, ground breaks on state-of-art mill in Spallumcheen

Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Travellers Benjamin and Lea Möeller share a moment with Chelsea Keenan at Keenan Family Farms. The Möellers have been helping out on the farm in exchange for food and lodging. The Keenans connected with them through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Canada. (Keenan Family Farms photo)

International travellers become part of the family at Salmon Arm farm

James and Chelsea Keenan welcome assistance through program that links visitors to farmers

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Travellers Benjamin and Lea Möeller share a moment with Chelsea Keenan at Keenan Family Farms. The Möellers have been helping out on the farm in exchange for food and lodging. The Keenans connected with them through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Canada. (Keenan Family Farms photo)
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Painted rocks keep the flocks away

AB Farm in Oyama is hosting a contest to get people painting strawberry rocks

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Thomas Bravais at his property in Cokato, which was flooded in November last year and is now underneath feet of silt left behind. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Cokato landowner points finger at CP Rail after being left high and dry from historic flooding

CP are denying responsibility for silt left behind by floodwaters diverted by blocked CP culverts last year

Thomas Bravais at his property in Cokato, which was flooded in November last year and is now underneath feet of silt left behind. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Industrialized agriculture may be the main factor in the spread of avian influenza says local farmers (Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

UPDATE: B.C. avian flu spreading debate about bird management

Backyard poultry owners concerned about what a local outbreak means for their chickens

Industrialized agriculture may be the main factor in the spread of avian influenza says local farmers (Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)
Industrialized agriculture may be the main factor in the spread of avian influenza says local farmers (Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

UPDATE: B.C. avian flu spreading debate about bird management

Backyard poultry owners concerned about what a local outbreak means for their chickens

Industrialized agriculture may be the main factor in the spread of avian influenza says local farmers (Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)
Katie Underwood, who leases a plot of land on Prospect Lake Road in Saanich, said without the loan from late Sea Bluff Farm owner Bob Mitchell, she wouldn’t have been able to make much-needed investments in her operation. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Uncertainties of farm succession pose major risk to food security: B.C. farmer

Generational farming less common, but land prices out of reach for young farmers

Katie Underwood, who leases a plot of land on Prospect Lake Road in Saanich, said without the loan from late Sea Bluff Farm owner Bob Mitchell, she wouldn’t have been able to make much-needed investments in her operation. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Star’s Piggly Wigglys is open in Peachland (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Star’s Piggly Wigglys is open in Peachland (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Turning the sod on the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match

1,000 people came out to celebrate a century of competitive plowing in Chilliwack

Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors launch GoFundMe for legal fees

Excelsior 4 currently on pretrial in New Westminster, trial begins in Abbotsford on June 27

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, will appear for their pretrial hearing starting on Monday (March 28).

Kelowna woman’s pre-trial begins for Abbotsford hog-farm protest

Excelsior 4 face 21 combined charges of break and enter and criminal mischief for 2019 incident

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, will appear for their pretrial hearing starting on Monday (March 28).
B.C. agriculture minister Lana Popham. (Submitted photo)

B.C. says global and market inflation impacting farmers and ranchers

B.C. agriculture minister says strong local food production system will help ease market inflation

B.C. agriculture minister Lana Popham. (Submitted photo)