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Genomic Sequencing of Apples and Cherries

Protecting BC’s Cultivars: Genomic Sequencing of Apples and Cherries from Genome BC BC’s interior tree fruit industry generates $130 million in wholesale revenue, contributes $900 million in economic activity, and directly employs 1,500 people annually. Ninety-five percent of the cherries grown in Canada grow in BC and it is estimated that …

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Grounds of Dispute

Insurance Claims & Litigation in Agriculture Tom Baumann, Expert Agriculture Team Ltd. Ian MacKinnon, RDM Lawyers LLP Modern agriculture sometimes has its drawbacks. We don’t settle scores over a beer and a handshake anymore; small, medium and large operations sometimes make claims against each other and once in a while …

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Hazelnut Futures

How Hazelnut Growers are Saving BC’s Filbert Industry By Ronda Payne It might be said the writing was on the wall for hazelnut growers back in the mid-70s. BC-based growers watched the arrival of Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) in Washington with more than a passing interest. They saw the disease …

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Eggplants and Truffles in BC

Cultured Crops: Eggplants and Truffles in BC Beyond the everyday, lie a few crop options adventurous farmers may want to consider. One of the great joys of farming is the ability to explore options and grow new things. A dairy farmer may have a patch of land she’s always wanted …

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Abbotsford Agriculture Adventure

by Cate Pedersen, Editor Field Trip!! YES! I got to attend my second ag bus tour and had such a fantastic time! The 2016 Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Bus Tour was quite a learning experience again and revealed the work of brilliant entrepreneurs, visionary minds and agriculture revolutionaries. The weather …

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Beef Cattle Biology: Seeking Clues to Improve Feed Efficiency

A broad research program is revealing insights to benefit beef cattle productivity while providing training for academics and technology transfer on the East Coast. Led by Dr. Yuri Montanholi, Assistant Professor at the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University (Truro, Nova Scotia), a group of “beef cattle enthusiasts”— whom Dr. Montanholi …

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The Art of Living Beautifully: Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro

We read a lot about passion these days. It’s said that passion should be the driving force behind what we do for a living if we want to achieve true work/life balance. We’ve certainly found that to be true. We’ve also learned that, in many ways, the process of running …

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Sweet Potato Hash with Mango Red Pepper Pico De Gallo

Recipe for Sweet Potato Hash with Mango Red Pepper Pico De Gallo (serves 4) Yam/Potato Hash 2 medium-sized yams, peeled 2 medium-sized red potatoes, peeled 1 red onion, peeled and julienned 2 eggs whole Method for Hash Shred peeled yams and potatoes in food processor or grate into a mixing bowl. …

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This Land is Our Land: BC’s Density Dilemma

Cate Pedersen Developed along essential waterways, the Lower Mainland has long been in the business of transporting goods across the country and to world markets—and the business is growing and in need of space. At the same time, the region’s wealth of arable land has also made it an agricultural …

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Goji Berries Spark Niche Market for the Fraser Valley

By: Jen Muranetz For more than 25 years, Peter Breederland has been a pepper farmer, growing yellow, orange and red sweet peppers on his Aldergrove family farm. “BC [has] such a good growing climate for peppers,” he boasts. You could say Breederland has pepper farming down to a science. So …

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