WELCOME TO BCAC
Proudly representing B.C. farmers
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.
AEM Code NEWS, UPDATES, TOOLS & RESOURCES
AG WASTE CONTROL REGULATION
Now Agricultural Environmental Management Code of Practice (AEM Code)
On February 28, 2019, the Code of Practice for Agricultural Environmental Management replaced the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation (AWCR).
BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) has partnered with the Province of BC to assist communicating the key changes related to the AEM Code.
There are new tools already developed to support implementation with more to come. Please ensure to keep your eyes and ears open for any updates on tips and tools available to you through emails, websites, regional info sessions, industry events, and more.
We will be posting news, updates, tools and resources here on our website as communication is rolled out over the next year (and beyond). Please check back regularly for updates.
BC Chicken Growers' Association
The BC Chicken Growers’ Association (BCCGA) was founded to unite commercial chicken growers and to work towards a more stable industry. The Association represents registered broiler chicken growers in BC and acts as a liaison between the chicken growers, the chicken industry and the government.
MEMBER QUICK FACTS
- There are approximately 316 chicken producers in BC.
- The chicken industry in BC contributes 12,625 total jobs to the province.
- No hormones or steroids are fed to BC chickens. The use of hormones and steroids in Canadian poultry production has been illegal since the 1960s.
- In 2018, BC growers produced 253 million kg of chicken.
- The three Poultry in Motion Educational Mini Barns travel to schools and events throughout the province to show different stages of chicken production in BC.
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.