WELCOME TO BCAC

Proudly representing B.C. farmers
and ranchers

BC Agriculture Council is a non-profit, non-governmental "Council of Associations" representing nearly 30 farm associations that in turn generate 96% of provincial farm gate sales. In partnership with industry and government, BCAC facilitates the delivery of programs and services to grow B.C. into the most dynamic and robust agricultural province in Canada.

 

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Helping you stay informed!

FEDERAL

  • For federal requirements for employers of Temporary Foreign Workers click here

  • For federal government updates, travel advice and resources, click here

PROVINCIAL

  • For provincial requirements for employers of Temporary Foreign Workers click here

  • For provincial recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, click here

AGRICULTURE

  • For employers of seasonal workers, click here

  • For a collection of emergency planning resources from AgSafe BC, click here

  • For a collection of information and resources from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, click here

  • For a collection of information and resources from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, click here

  • For a collection of information and resources from the Canadian Horticulture Council, click here

  • Current research indicates that the COVID-19 virus is not food-borne or food transmitted. For more information, click here

  • For more information on the announcement from the federal government regarding support for farmers and ranchers through Farm Credit Canada click here

MEMBER PROFILE


BC Cherry Association

The BC Cherry Association represents growers, marketers, packers, researchers and industry members. It sponsors research to grow and deliver top quality cherries to markets around the world and works to promote and strengthen marketing opportunities.

MEMBER QUICK FACTS

  • British Columbia cherries are grown in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Creston Valleys.
  • With the introduction of new cherry varieties over the past 30 years, ripe BC cherries can be picked from early June straight through often into early September.
  • Cherries are the only tree fruit with increasing acreage in BC, with some growers even developing brand new orchards to meet global demand for the fruit.
  • Some BC Cherries have been found to grow as large as golf balls.

WHY COMMUNITY CONFIDENCE IS
IMPORTANT TO FARMERS

How the way you shop makes an impact right here in your home province.

CONNECTING PEOPLE BACK TO FARMS

Helping farmers and ranchers tell their stories

Consumers are more interested in how their food is grown, processed and brought to market than ever before. We simply want to make sure that consumers — in an environment where they are bombarded with contradictions — have the balanced information they need about food to make informed choices that are right for them and their families.

 
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