New Legislation Will Strengthen Independence of Agricultural Land Commission

March 7, 2019

Legislation has been introduced to strengthen the independence of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), so it can better fulfill its mandate of preserving the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), while encouraging farming and ranching within British Columbia.



B.C. Farmers and Ranchers Talk Land Use and Labour in Victoria

November 6, 2018

Farm and ranch leaders from across the province have arrived in Victoria for “Ag Day”, BC Agriculture Council’s premier advocacy event.


Planning for Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

August 15, 2018

The British Columbia agriculture sector will have new resources available to support its efforts in adapting to climate change. The Climate Change Adaptation Program is providing $6 million in federal and provincial government support, over the next five years, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The program builds on previous government-supported work and is focused on building resilience to climate change at the farm level, and at the wider regional level.


Economic Strategy Explored at Annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable on Agriculture

July 19, 2018

Agriculture industry leaders highlighted several options for economic strategy in their meeting today with federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) annual industry-government FPT Roundtable took place in Vancouver, BC, where farm leaders from each province sat side-by-side with their provincial agriculture ministers to talk about how local and regional aspects connect with the national plans to grow the sector.


Province Relaunches Buy BC to Connect People to Made-in-B.C. Products

June 23, 2018

Buy BC programming is being relaunched to boost B.C.’s agriculture industry and fuel public interest in shopping for made-in-B.C. products.


British Columbia Environmental Farm Plan Program Continues

June 5, 2018

The B.C. Agricultural Research & Development Corporation (ARDCorp) will continue to deliver the Environmental Farm Plan Program (EFP) on behalf of the governments of Canada and British Columbia. Funding for this program is provided by the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year 3-billion-dollar investment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that aims to support the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.


Wine Industry Disappointed with Supreme Court Ruling

April 19, 2018

The British Columbia Wine Institute and its members today expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard Comeau. The case challenged restrictions on interprovincial trade, an issue the BCWI and the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) has been working on for over a decade.


The Co-operators Welcomes BC Agriculture Council as Its Newest Member

March 22, 2018

The Co-operators Group Limited is pleased to announce its newest member organization, the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC). The Co-operators, a Canadian insurance and financial services co-operative, now has 44 members, including co-operatives, credit union centrals and representative farm organizations.


Media Statement on Rail Transportation

March 1, 2018

Farmers from across Canada are in Ottawa to convey a unified message that urgent action is required to prevent another grain crisis in Western Canada.


John Horgan's BC NDP Government Releases its First Full Budget

February 20, 2018

Today, John Horgan's BC NDP government released its first full budget after delivering a throne speech last Tuesday. The Ministry of Agriculture was the only resource-based ministry highlighted in today’s budget. The Ministry will receive a $29-million increase in funding over the next three years to support GrowBC, FeedBC and BuyBC.


Award Winners Announced at the 2018 B.C. Agri-Foods Industry Gala

January 24, 2018

The BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is pleased to announce the award recipients from the 16th Annual B.C. Agri-Foods Industry Gala.



Silent Auction Proceeds Donated to BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

December 5, 2017

All proceeds from the BC Agri-Food Industry Gala’s silent auction will be donated to the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation announced BC Agriculture Council Chair, Stan Vander Waal today.


Ag Horticulture & Landscape Sectors Tackle Labour and Skills Shortages

November 30, 2017

The BC Landscape & Nursery Association (BCLNA) is partnering with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to develop deeper insights into alleviating the labour shortages of workers in the landscape, agriculture horticulture and turf sectors.


Helping British Columbia Farmers Identify and Manage Risk

November 24, 2017

The Government of Canada is committed to working with agricultural industry partners and the private sector to explore and develop new risk management tools that meet the needs of Canadian farmers when faced with serious challenges beyond their control.


B.C. Farmers and Ranchers Connecting With Government in Victoria

November 7, 2017

Eighty farm and ranch leaders from across the province have arrived in Victoria for “Ag Day”, BC Agriculture Council’s premier advocacy event.


BC New Democrats Announce Budget

September 11, 2017

Today, the British Columbia's NDP government announced its first budget after delivering a throne speech last Friday. However, the party's full financial plan won't come until February 2018. British Columbia's Finance Minister, Carole James, says the budget will outline the "first steps" of some programs, but warned that the government is taking its time to ensure they are implemented correctly.


BC New Democrats Announce Minister of Agriculture

July 18, 2017

The B.C. New Democrat Party (BC NDP) has announced Lana Popham as the Province’s new Minister of Agriculture today during the swearing in ceremony in Victoria, B.C.


Invitation to Attend 2017 National Environmental Farm Plan Summit

June 30, 2017

The National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) steering committee invites Agri-food stakeholders from across the value chain to attend the second annual NEFP Summit in Ottawa this November.


BC Agriculture Council Announces 2017 Board of Directors

June 28, 2017

The BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) and BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation (ARDCorp) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board directors and the results from the election of the executive.


BC Agriculture Council Welcomes Director of Communications and Engagement.

June 9, 2017

The BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) announces the addition of Danielle Synotte as Director of Communications & Engagement. The position will play a key role in leading collaboration among members and will also support the Council’s mandate to deliver proactive communication.