Working for B.C.'s farmers and ranchers.
BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is the lead industry advocate for key sector-wide priorities in British Columbia (B.C.). Our mission is to grow a strong, sustainable and competitive agriculture sector through building industry consensus and advancing public policy. We achieve this by delivering a unified voice for the sector to government through our member farm associations that in turn, represent approximately 96% of provincial farm gate sales in B.C.
Access to labour is essential for food security and the success of the Canadian agriculture sector...READ MORE >>
When it comes to food and how it is produced, misinformation abounds. The share of voice and influence...READ MORE >>
Ensuring farmland sustainability is crucial. Agriculture is vulnerable to changes in climate conditions and even...READ MORE >>
The important work of farmers and ranchers is supported by programs administered and delivered by various levels of government.READ MORE >>
Protecting farmland is vital to the future success and sustainability of B.C. agriculture. Without land...READ MORE >>
Water is a cornerstone of agricultural production. B.C. farmers and ranchers recognize the importance....READ MORE >>
July 27, 2022
BCAC is pleased to see an increase to Beneficial Management Practices program funding which will benefit farm operations and produce environmental benefits.READ MORE
June 24, 2022
BCAC is deeply concerned by recent reports that lands farmed for more than three generations are now at risk of industrial development.MORE INFO
June 23, 2022
Last week, Statistics Canada released new data from the Census of Agriculture that told readers that the agriculture sectors’ contributions to the provincial economy are growing.READ MORE
GROWING THE COMMUNITY'S
UNDERSTANDING OF AGRICULTURE
We are all motivated by the same values.
Connecting People to Farms
Telling Our Story
Consumers are more interested in how their food is grown, processed and brought to market than ever before. As the voice of B.C. farmers we simply want to ensure that the public have the balanced information they need about food to make informed choices that are right for them and their families.
BC Cattlemen's Association
BC Cattlemen's Association promotes, encourages, protects and develops the cattle industry in British Columbia in an environmentally responsible manner.
Member Quick Facts
- BC Cattlemen’s Association is the voice of over 1200 cattle ranchers across the province.
- The average # of head of beef cattle per farm in B.C. is 117.
- B.C. is home to approximately 5% of Canadian cattle herd.
- Approximately 66% of the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) is owned by ranches.
- The average size of cattle farms in BC is 1,074 acres (435 hectares).