Working for B.C.'s farmers and ranchers.
BC Agriculture Council is a non-profit, non-governmental council of member associations representing 28 farm associations that in turn generate 96% of provincial farm gate sales. In partnership with industry and government, BCAC delivers programs and services to ensure B.C. is the most dynamic and robust agricultural province in Canada.
June 10, 2021
On behalf of the BCAC Board of Directors and following up from today’s board meeting, I am reaching out today to update you on our recent organizational changes.
June 1, 2021
Farmers who were using groundwater on or before February 29, 2016, for non-domestic purposes such as irrigation and livestock watering, are legally required to apply for a water licence by March 1, 2022.LEARN MORE
May 31, 2021
In collaboration with our sector stakeholders, BCAC and IAF are teaming up to develop a joint application for the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program (ACS).LEARN MORE
New Online Application Campaign
Introducing a new and improved way to apply for your BC Farmer ID Card...including online renewals!
Apply for or renew your BC Farmer ID Card online this month and be entered to WIN! Starting in March, each month of 2021 a winner will be drawn from the online applicants to win a $100 Visa gift card. What are you waiting for? Give it a try!
Need a reminder of Farmer ID Card convenience and savings? Click here
Water is the cornerstone to agriculture. B.C. farmers and ranchers recognize the importance of protecting this precious resource and ensuring a safe, reliable water source for our food system.READ MORE >>
B.C. agriculture, including ocean based farmers, are vulnerable to changes in climatic conditions and even small shifts can have significant consequences for food production, farmers livelihoods and...READ MORE >>
A farm is a workplace, a home and a place with children. Trespassing is an issue that has serious concerns related to bio-security, animal welfare and farm family's well-being. BCAC asked government for their plans on this issue...READ LATEST REPONSE>>
The Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI) supports BC farmers and ranchers by working with governments to develop labour policies that benefit farmers and workers.READ MORE >>
BCAC is committed to growing the community’s understanding of agriculture. In order to grow awareness and understanding, BCAC leads a number of special projects and initiatives.READ MORE >>
In collaboration with government, BCAC delivers on-farm programs through its subsidiary company (ARDCorp) that advances the individual producer and the entire sector.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 Broiler Hatching Egg Producers' Association
The BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers’ Association is a non-for-profit organization that is at the foundation of Canada’s chicken industry.
MEMBER QUICK FACTS
- There are 60 registered hatching egg producers in B.C.
- BC Hatching Egg Producers supply approx. 15% of the Canadian market share.
- In 2018, there were 9,927,000 dozen hatching eggs, valued at $52 million dollars.
- All hatching egg farms are family owned and operated.