Agriculture

(Grace Kennedy/Observer)

Community Camera: June 25, 2020

Grace Kennedy spots some spotted friends

(Grace Kennedy/Observer)
Agassiz’s 2019 Corn King Martin Dinn after his crowning ceremony. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer) [Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival September 14 2019]

Agassiz Fall Fair, Corn Festival postponed

Alternative event planning in the works, board of directors said

Agassiz’s 2019 Corn King Martin Dinn after his crowning ceremony. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer) [Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival September 14 2019]
The Asian giant hornet has now been found in Langley, with a specimen around 208th Street and 32nd Avenue. (Facebook)

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

The Asian giant hornet has now been found in Langley, with a specimen around 208th Street and 32nd Avenue. (Facebook)
Kent council votes 4-1 in favour of Teacup properties development

Kent council votes 4-1 in favour of Teacup properties development

Coun. Kerstin Schwichtenberg was the only ‘no’ in difficult vote

Kent council votes 4-1 in favour of Teacup properties development
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau rises to introduce an act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act in the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Make better use of existing support, Bibeau tells struggling agricultural sector

The Liberals rolled out a $252-million aid program for the industry

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau rises to introduce an act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act in the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)

‘Underwhelming’ support for agriculture industry: BC Fruit Growers’ Association

The association said the federal government doesn’t address the sector’s immediate needs

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)
Feds to buy up surplus from Canadian agrifood producers as part of $252M investment

Feds to buy up surplus from Canadian agrifood producers as part of $252M investment

Trudeau announced an additional $200 million credit line for dairy producers

Feds to buy up surplus from Canadian agrifood producers as part of $252M investment
(Black Press Media files)

Four temporary foreign workers on separate flights to B.C. test positive for COVID-19

More than 900 temporary foreign workers have come to B.C. in the past few weeks

(Black Press Media files)
LETTER: Infilling is still an option for Agassiz town site

LETTER: Infilling is still an option for Agassiz town site

Paul Kenney of Agassiz says leave the farmland alone

LETTER: Infilling is still an option for Agassiz town site
Cancellations of plant orders prompt advent of pop-up garden shops

Cancellations of plant orders prompt advent of pop-up garden shops

A Langley nursery is partnering with local eateries to sell 40 acres of veggie plants and flowers

  • Apr 9, 2020
Cancellations of plant orders prompt advent of pop-up garden shops
Outstanding in their field

Outstanding in their field

Agassiz Community Garden activity ramping up

Outstanding in their field
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)

B.C. orchardists face challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Physical distancing and availability of workers will affect fruit growing operations and harvest

Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)
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LETTER: The importance of local grocers

C. and B. Lang Randall reply to an ALR-related letter

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Deadline for Teacup properties survey approaches

Feedback to be in by Thursday, March 26. Link to survey is below

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LETTER: Stand strong against Teacup development

Rose Tustian of Agassiz seeks to rally residents against developing Teacup properties

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PHOTOS: Abundance Farms opens community ag season

PHOTOS: Abundance Farms opens community ag season

Dozens of people showed up to garden this weekend

PHOTOS: Abundance Farms opens community ag season
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Canada Safety Council hosts National Farm Safety Week

Farmers are important and should take extra care, council says

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LETTER: Yes, but where are the jobs?

Martin Sparkes of the District of Kent advocates against the Teacup properties removal

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District of Kent residents and workers filled the Friendship House in Agassiz on Tuesday night. District officials heard from several residents during a tense yet civil meeting their thoughts on the proposed development of the long-contended Teacup properties outside of Agassiz’s town site. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Tensions, opinions run high during Tuesday’s Teacup meeting

Opinions on all sides aired at packed Friendship House gathering

District of Kent residents and workers filled the Friendship House in Agassiz on Tuesday night. District officials heard from several residents during a tense yet civil meeting their thoughts on the proposed development of the long-contended Teacup properties outside of Agassiz’s town site. (Photo/Adam Louis)
PHOTOS: Farmers cultivating fresh ideas

PHOTOS: Farmers cultivating fresh ideas

B.C. farmers, entrepreneurs gather for conference in Harrison

PHOTOS: Farmers cultivating fresh ideas