Agriculture and Industry
Issues of importance and related to the BC Horse Industry and Agriculture.
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Identifying premises for livestock operations has many benefits, particularly during an emergency or disease outbreak. Knowing where livestock are located and how to contact owners can reduce potentialRead More...
Your feedback will assist the BC Ministry of Agriculture in deciding which beneficial management practices (BMPs) to fund in upcoming years.Read More...
December 20, 2016
It can be a huge safety and liability issue to leave a horse trailer with horses on it unattendedRead More...
July 5, 2016
Groundwater licensing establishes equity between stream water and groundwater users, and provides additional benefits.Read More...
June 15, 2016
The proposed revisions are intended to: 1) improve air quality in populated areas; 2) simplify burning requirements in remote areas; and 3) support enforcement, encourage use of cleaner technologiesRead More...
May 20, 2016
Water Sustainability Act In 2016 the provincial government made changes to the rules governing the use of surface water and groundwater. The new Water Sustainability Act (WSA) is designed to protect B.C.'s water supply and make sure it is managed now andRead More...
April 12, 2016
As of February 29, 2016 the Water Sustainability Act both updates and replaces the old Water Act to help ensure water stays healthy and secure for future generations. The new Act allows government to manage surface water and groundwater as one resource.Read More...
April 4, 2016
Plant Something BC is a BC Buy Local initiative that promotes the benefits of buying local grown plants to aspiring and experienced gardeners of all ages.Read More...
February 23, 2016
How Taking Care of Business Leads to Success-there are 7 farm business management practices that drive farm financial success.Read More...
February 2, 2016
David Janssens says he doesn’t begrudge workers compensation premiums he pays on his dairy farm near Surrey, B.C., because they protect his workers and his farm.Read More...
January 27, 2016
Flash your Farmer ID Card* to access coloured fuel, farmer only tax benefits, insurance discounts and exclusive offers from businesses that want your business.Read More...
December 10, 2015
Reg Steward, AgSafe Superintendent of Field Operations The rates for 2016 are going up, and they are going up by 10%
December 9, 2015
As a farmer or rancher you may be impacted by upcoming changes to the Act.Read More...
October 8, 2015
Parasitic wasps are a great candidate for pest control against horseflies,Read More...
June 10, 2015
The Ministry of Enviroment Conservation Officer Service: COUGARSRead More...
April 20, 2015
LeRae Haynes photo Fred Stafford, local brand inspector, talks about the benefits of ranchers registering their brands with Owners Identification Inc., a producer-driven company that helps them to keep track of their animals when it matters most. — image cRead More...
December 10, 2014
Kentucky Equine Research posted a great article on how to get the best hay sample for an accurate analysisRead More...