POLICY – BCAC

Agriculture On The Agenda

BC Agriculture Council represents the interests of B.C. farmers across a broad range of policy areas. The following areas have been identified as our member's priority issues.



Water Security

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.

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Environmental Sustainability

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, the livelihoods of farmers, and the future of the agri-food sector in B.C.

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Labour

The Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI), supports B.C. farmers and ranchers by working with governments to develop labour policies that benefit farmers and workers. Read more for information on temporary foreign workers, the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program (SAWP) and housing inspections.

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Community Engagement

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, including "We Heart Local BC".


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On-Farm Programs

BCAC supports farmers and ranchers by delivering on-farm programs through its subsidiary company (ARDCorp). Working directly with the federal and provincial governments, we deliver effective and affordable programs and services that advance both the individual producer and entire agriculture sector.

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On-Farm Safety

It is important to remember that a farm or ranch is not just a workplace, it's a home, and it's a place with children and grandparents. Trespassing on farms is an issue that has serious concerns related to bio-security, animal welfare and farm family's well-being.


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