"Hogging off" might be one solution

The Uncertain Future of the BC Hog Industry

Paul Pryce Asia has a ravenous appetite for pork—South Koreans reportedly consumed 1.08 million tons of pork in 2012 while Japan consumed roughly 2.53 million tons the same year. For its part, China eats 53 million tons of pork annually, accounting for approximately half of the world’s annual pork consumption. …

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Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Tour

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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Mentoring Young Agriculturists: Tom Baumann Leads the Way

Tom Baumann, Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), would rather speak about the students he has mentored and their contributions to agriculture than reveal anything about his own accomplishments, but that is a common trait in many effective teachers. Baumann received a bachelor of science and …

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Water-Act

Water Act Revitalized

Around us and below us runs the life force that we as a province need to protect at all costs. We depend on it daily, and we are all responsible for the planning and management of it. Water: the precious resource that requires responsible stewardship and governance. We cannot afford …

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BC Blueberry Council Celebrating 25 years!!

Reaching a milestone year is an accomplishment well worth celebrating, and this year The BC Blueberry Council is excited to announce reaching one of ours, 25 years and counting! The council is inviting growers, producers, packers, government officials, suppliers, organizations and businesses to come and join us for our 25th …

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Mulch Matters

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch One of the easiest ways to ensure success in your garden, especially a vegetable garden, is to incorporate mulching into your garden preparations. This doesn’t have to break the bank, but it will provide you dividends in the abundance of vegetables you will harvest …

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

East Offers West Results Growers and producers in the west know the unique climate this side of the Rockies poses its own challenges. So how is it that an Ontario-based organization is making strides to benefit western growers? It’s because of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s focus on what …

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BW GLOBAL: Bringing out the Best

If you were asked to define “repurposing,” you might describe how to turn an old tire into a swing; you might not immediately think of turning a pig barn into a fish pond, and probably would not go on to explain how the water from that fish operation can be …

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Agriburbia

Agriburbia: Where do we grow from here?

Agriburbia is a developing urban movement that combines agrarianism, which values rural society as superior to urban society, with land development. It’s about making better use of the land upon which we’re sprawled and being aware of what is growing in our own backyard; a new way of viewing agriculture …

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Where Are All the Ag Apps?

For mainstream society the phrase “there’s an app for that” is generally true; but for agriculture, the mobile apps farmers really want have been slow to come. This is changing. When I started talking to farmers about the power of mobile technology for agriculture a few years ago, hardware dominated …

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