Agriculture

The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)

Documentary about India farmers’ protest to be screened at UFV in Abbotsford

Rails, Jails and Trolleys shown Saturday, Oct. 1 at University of the Fraser Valley

 

Chef Trevor Randle hosts an online cook-along on Sept. 14 through the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Abbotsford-based Agriculture in the Classroom offers online cook-along

Webinar on Sept. 14 highlights National Organic Week and BC Chicken Month

 

Safe animal handling is but one aspect of the upcoming Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on Aug. 31. (File Photo)

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on tap

AgSafe hosting event at Ag Hall on Aug. 31

 

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (second from left) visited Agassiz Community Gardens on Monday, Aug. 15. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Agassiz Community Gardens grows to 50 plots

MLA Kelli Paddon recently visited the gardens, research dairy

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (second from left) visited Agassiz Community Gardens on Monday, Aug. 15. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program is giving Chilliwack’s Dicklands Farms $165,000 to design and develop a low-emission dairy barn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Chilliwack farm receives funding to develop low-emission dairy barn

Dicklands Farms is receiving $165,000 through the Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program

The Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program is giving Chilliwack’s Dicklands Farms $165,000 to design and develop a low-emission dairy barn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Sadly, Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Sadly, Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ringing in 150 years of the Chilliwack Fair

4-H competitions, live entertainment, piglets and more at historic fair in Chilliwack

Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Earthwise Agassiz is hosting an open-air, multi-course dinner, highlighting locally grown ingredients. (Photo/Earthwise Agassiz)

Earthwise Agassiz serves up Dinner on the Farm

Multi-course, open-air dinner slated for Aug. 6

Earthwise Agassiz is hosting an open-air, multi-course dinner, highlighting locally grown ingredients. (Photo/Earthwise Agassiz)
Sprinklers spray young cedar trees outside Agassiz on a portion of the Teacup properties. The Agricultural Land Commission recently denied the District’s urge to reconsider the application to exclude the land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. (File Photo)

ALC denies Kent’s request to reconsider Teacup properties exclusion

ALC would not reconsider due to lack of new evidence

Sprinklers spray young cedar trees outside Agassiz on a portion of the Teacup properties. The Agricultural Land Commission recently denied the District’s urge to reconsider the application to exclude the land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. (File Photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks cherries at family farm owner Derek Lutz’s orchard in Summerland, B.C., Monday, July 18, 2022. The heat and wildfires in British Columbia last year combined with mild temperatures in the earlier months of 2022 have left fruit growers with a sour taste as farmers record a lighter than normal crop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trudeau tours B.C. cherry farm, where weather events have affected crop

Cherry crop about 30 to 40 per cent lower than normal year, and about two weeks behind

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks cherries at family farm owner Derek Lutz’s orchard in Summerland, B.C., Monday, July 18, 2022. The heat and wildfires in British Columbia last year combined with mild temperatures in the earlier months of 2022 have left fruit growers with a sour taste as farmers record a lighter than normal crop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)

Feds invests over $1.4 million in B.C. plant-based food producer

Big Mountain Foods 2 to add fully-automated robotic equipment, commercialize chickpea tofu

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)
Heppell’s Potato Farm land slated for industrial development is located on 38 Ave and 192 Street. (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

Heppell’s Potato Farm land slated for industrial development is located on 38 Ave and 192 Street. (Sobia Moman photo)
Earthwise Agassiz’s Farm Work and Learn program aims to teach volunteers a variety of farming skills and present an opportunity to give back to the community. (Contributed Photo/Earthwise Agassiz)

Earthwise Agassiz open to volunteers

Farm Work and Learn program teaches variety of farming skills

Earthwise Agassiz’s Farm Work and Learn program aims to teach volunteers a variety of farming skills and present an opportunity to give back to the community. (Contributed Photo/Earthwise Agassiz)
Most farming operations in the local census area included cattle. (File Photo)

Recent Census of Agriculture release peeks into local ag scene

2021 census groups Rosedale-Popkum with Agassiz-Harrison

Most farming operations in the local census area included cattle. (File Photo)
The antique tractor pull gets underway at the 2019 Agassiz Fall Fair. (File Photo)

Agassiz Fall Fair, Corn Festival lands on a theme

This year’s festival will be Sept. 16 and 17

The antique tractor pull gets underway at the 2019 Agassiz Fall Fair. (File Photo)
The vending machines at Berry Bounty Farms holds room-temperature, refrigerated and frozen items. Here, Leanne Maljaars loads eggs into the machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack farm’s modern vending machine with freezer section brings convenience to customers

Machine at Berry Bounty Farms holds frozen, refrigerated, room-temperature food

The vending machines at Berry Bounty Farms holds room-temperature, refrigerated and frozen items. Here, Leanne Maljaars loads eggs into the machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
(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.
Left to right: Luke, David, Wellsley and Aimee Matlak in front of the robot. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Left to right: Luke, David, Wellsley and Aimee Matlak in front of the robot. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
ACOC farm tour attendees make their way through Perpetual Vegetable Co.’s greenhouse area. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce farm tour returns to in-person

ACOC features four local farms with a focus on agricultural technology for 2022

ACOC farm tour attendees make their way through Perpetual Vegetable Co.’s greenhouse area. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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