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Not in My Backyard!

A farmer’s view on “Factory Farms” By Cathy Finley As farming and its future changes, farmers are presented with new and more complex challenges almost daily. Add to this the subject that is not news to anyone—population growth. According to statistics for BC, Vancouver’s population density increased to 3,100 persons/km2 …

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Connected Farmers: The world of the tech-savvy agriculturist

By Tom Baumann I am sitting at a work station on a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. The reason for the trip this time is cranberries. I have four members of my team along (Zach Fleming, Joey Levitsky, Kurt Balogh and Loren Muth) to do an in-depth field session on …

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Our Passion, Your Market: Joy of Farming, Joy of Family, Joy of Sharing

By Audrey Neufeld, Neufeld Farms Market For some people, it’s the wind in their hair; for others, it’s the thrill of jumping from a plane; but for Dan and me, pure joy is found in the dirt between our toes. Our family has been blessed to call our land both our …

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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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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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Agri-Tech & the 9 Billion: Feeding the World in 2050

 by Cate Pedersen Earth’s forecasted population for 2050 varies, but it is agreed among the experts that our planet will be supporting over 9 billion of us in the very near future. The increase in population will put pressure on the finite resources of arable land, fresh water and sources …

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Use of Agriculture Land – A reserve for what?

Tom Baumann Agriculture land is running short globally. Those who produce food on good land with a high quality water supply will be in control of global food supplies in the not-so-distant future. Already some countries—having run out of their own productive land or facing a water crisis or contaminations …

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Family Farm Tour Adventures

By Cate Pedersen, Editor Looking for some fun, interactive farm visits for you and your family? There are many to choose in BC, offering different experiences for young and old. More and more people want to understand life on the farm. Parents and their children benefit from visiting growers and farmers, …

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Agriculture Safari into the Fraser Valley

Cate Pedersen, Editor, Modern Agriculture Magazine Much of my time is spent in the office working on the stories we feature in Modern Agriculture Magazine, and it is a real treat when I get to visit the farms and farmers in their native habitat. I recently got to spend a …

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