Farming

The day at the farm at Westham Island Herb Farm in Delta on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

PHOTOS: Picking potatoes, hay rides and more during Delta’s ‘Day at the Farm’

Thousands attended Delta’s ‘Day at the Farm’ at Westham Island Herb Farm…

 

Azzam Ball learns roping from Abbotsford cowboy Alex MacDonald during Day at the Farm at Westham Island Herb Farm in Ladner in, 2019. (Ryan-Alexander McLeod photo)

Hay wagon rides again for Delta’s Day at the Farm on Saturday

More than 20 exhibits plus kid-friendly activities as fair returns Sept. 10 after two-year hiatus

 

Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.

BC plant propagation facility signs deal with major cannabis provider in Canada

Bevo Farms’ parent company was acquired by Aurora Cannabis for more than $45 million

 

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
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

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks some cherries at the Lutz family farm on Hillborn Street in Summerland.(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A view of Surrey city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s vital farmland rightly acknowledged

Council passed a motion Monday it can be proud of

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A view of Surrey city hall. (File photo)
Tyler Heppell is the youngest of the Heppell’s committed to saving their family’s land. (Sobia Moman photo)

Mayor, councillors serve notice of motion to help spare South Surrey farm from development

Efforts to save ‘little piece of California in B.C.’ laudable, but don’t go far enough, says farmer

Tyler Heppell is the youngest of the Heppell’s committed to saving their family’s land. (Sobia Moman photo)
A Rocha Farm is located in Surrey and works to preserve habitats for species and grows sustainable foods. (Hilary Green photo/Contributed)

Event to raise awareness of threat to South Surrey river, farmland this weekend

South Campbell Heights land is slated for development, but organizers of the event want it spared

A Rocha Farm is located in Surrey and works to preserve habitats for species and grows sustainable foods. (Hilary Green photo/Contributed)
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)

Trial for Abbotsford hog farm protesters 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.

B.C. 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.
Heppell’s Farm facility on 184 Street, just north of 48 Avenue, in South Surrey. The farm has started a petition to protect its land near 192 Street and 36 Avenue, which it leases from the federal government. (Google Streetview image)

Petition launched to save Surrey farm from being developed for industrial use

Heppell family has been farming on the land for 50 years

Heppell’s Farm facility on 184 Street, just north of 48 Avenue, in South Surrey. The farm has started a petition to protect its land near 192 Street and 36 Avenue, which it leases from the federal government. (Google Streetview image)
A map showing the red area is the primary infection zone. This is from the Abbotsford infection notification. The Langley map hasn’t been released yet. (CFIA map)

Avian flu detected on Langley farm

Outbreaks have been sweeping the province

A map showing the red area is the primary infection zone. This is from the Abbotsford infection notification. The Langley map hasn’t been released yet. (CFIA map)
Davinder Chahil of Peace Arch Farms is struggling to get a start on his berry and vegetable crops since the rain and colder temperatures are refusing to slow down. (Contributed photo)

Cold weather, rain a growing concern for South Surrey farmers

Unseasonably cool, wet spring means delays in getting produce to market

Davinder Chahil of Peace Arch Farms is struggling to get a start on his berry and vegetable crops since the rain and colder temperatures are refusing to slow down. (Contributed photo)
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)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bright blooming bulbs at Chilliwack Tulip Festival

This year’s festival largest one yet with 24 acres of colourful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths

Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
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SURREY NOW & THEN: ‘Stump Farmers’ of 1940s mapped on new heritage marker, including exiled families

‘I remember no fences, towering trees and trails going in every direction,’ longtime Newton resident recalls

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