Sun & Heat Stress Safety for B.C.’s Agriculture Workers

                       MEDIA RELEASE     Sun & Heat Stress Safety for B.C.’s Agriculture Workers   Langley, B.C. / August 10, 2017 – There are over 24,000 people employed in British Columbia’s agriculture industry and sun and heat exposure are workplace hazards for many of them. Agriculture workers have a 2.5-3.5 times greater risk of …

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AgSafe – What B.C.’s farmers and ranchers can do in the face of a wildfire

Langley, B.C. / July 4, 2017 – Approximately 2,000 wildfires occur each year in British Columbia. The effect of wildfires on the province’s agriculture community can be devastating and costly. More than half of the wildfires in 2016 were caused by humans. With the wildfire season upon on us in B.C., there are measures …

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BC New Democrats Announce Minister of Agriculture

2017-07-18 BC NDP Announces Minister of Agriculture

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Antibiotic Alternative for Cattle Approved for Sale in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Antibiotic Alternative for Cattle Approved for Sale in Canada by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Belleville, Ontario – July 13, 2016 – NovaVive Inc., a Canadian immunobiology company, today announced that its cattle immunotherapeutic – Amplimune™ – has received approval for sale in Canada by the Canadian …

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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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Bioenterprise Opens BC Office

Bioenterprise Corporation Announces Expansion into British Columbia Bioenterprise partners with BCIC to open its fifth national office, in Vancouver, BC. Abbotsford, BC – (February 26, 2016) – Bioenterprise Corporation, the leading agritechnology business accelerator in Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of Bioenterprise British Columbia. Bioenterprise has established a …

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Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick, Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, 4-H British Columbia Manager Kevin Rothwell, and members and leaders of the Nicola Valley 4-H Club.

4-H BC: New Deal with the Province

The province of B.C. has signed a new ten-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 4-H BC to help engage young British Columbians with careers in Agriculture.  Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick and Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart presented the provincial organization with a cheque for $87,000, at the Nicola Ranch …

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Soil Seminar with Healthy Horses

You are invited to attend the upcoming soil seminar and find out how the health of our soil is connected to the health of our horses…and us! Please see the attached poster for more information.      

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CDN DAIRY XPO grows and parking flows!

February 19, 2015 (Stratford, Ontario) – After 2 years of exponential growth and major parking congestion, the Canadian Dairy XPO (CDX) was under pressure to address and solve the parking issue for 2015. With a record setting first day, the attendance of 9,000 dairy producers grew their attendance from 13,900 …

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