The BC Ministry of Agriculture issued a new manure spreading advisory November 4. More information can be found at this link. http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/NutrientMgmt/index.htm
PST Bulletin from the BC Ministry of Finance that provides information to help farmers understand how the provincial sales tax (PST) applies to their businesses.
Please click on the link below for more information on the BC Dairy Quota Policay and Governance Consultation, running until the end of October.
With participation from local partners, the B.C. Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative has developed a series of strategies to increase the resilience of the agriculture sector in the Delta, Peace River, and the Cowichan Valley regions to a changing climate. Please click on the appopriate region to read their strategy.
“The high priority topics, strategies and actions identified in these adaptation strategies will be very important for the long term sustainability of our sector in these regions”, concludes Rhonda Driediger, Chair of the BC Agriculture Council. “BCAC would like to see implementation of the identified actions and similar studies completed for all agricultural areas in B.C.”
Please click here to read more on the Manure Spreading Advisory for September 3, 2013.
When the Growing Forward 2 On-Farm Food Safety Program (OFFSP) Implementation launched on July 29th, BC producers responded. Within 4 weeks of the funding becoming available, the program had to discontinue accepting funding applications because the entire year's budget for project work had been fully allocated to successful applicants. As the importance of increased food safety plays a larger role in food production, programs such as OFFSP become necessary to ensure the proper support and guidance are provided to producers to implement the projects.
In response to the program funds being fully allocated within 4 weeks, and with the generous support of the BC Ministry of Agriculture, OFFSP has received additional funds to continue accepting project funding applications. The application form and program guide can be found on the program website, or if you have any questions you can contact the ARDCorp office directly or Vic Martens (program coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFSP Implementation provides cost-shared funding for projects that contribute to incremental food safety on BC farms as they work towards first time certifcation in a nationally-recognized on-farm food safety program.
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