Farming

Troy Dingham, a Sooke-based egg farmer, works as a nurse full-time in Victoria. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Small-scale Greater Victoria egg farmers not cracking under pressure of rising costs

Local egg farmers are deciding whether to up prices, as feed costs rise

 

Jess Duncan holds Toque the shy chicken at Bear ‘N Bee Therapeutic Farm. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

VIDEO: ‘Everybody’s farm’ in Greater Victoria offers kids a safe place to learn and explore

Jess Duncan of Bear ‘N Bee Farm wanted to make purposeful use of her land and animals

 

A new Plant and Animal Health Centre will be built by the province in the Fraser Valley, as the current building is at risk of flooding again someday. The ministry of agriculture and food will have a business plan with some suitable locations highlighted by the end of 2023. (Pixabay photo)

Province announces plans to replace Abbotsford plant and animal health facility, citing flood risk

Current facility in Abbotsford was damaged by the flooding in 2021 but back in operation for now

 

White Spot executive chef James Kennedy will be co-hosting the Dec. 6 online cook-along event. (BCAITC/Special to The News)

B.C. chefs host free online cook-along with White Spot

The Dec. 6 event uses local ingredients and teaches home cooks how to make two different dishes

White Spot executive chef James Kennedy will be co-hosting the Dec. 6 online cook-along event. (BCAITC/Special to The News)
A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 3.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Seven Fraser Valley poultry farms under quarantine for avian influenza

Commercial flocks at risk from migratory birds; ministry offering free online information sessions

A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 3.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
City of Langford officials and Mew Farm team members came together to celebrate the first harvest, including Satnam Dheenshaw (third from left) of Gobind Farms, Raymond Mew (second from right) and Greg Hinterberger (right). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford farm reaps first harvest since 1957

Raymond Mew, his siblings and a gang of supporters helped restore the Langford farm

City of Langford officials and Mew Farm team members came together to celebrate the first harvest, including Satnam Dheenshaw (third from left) of Gobind Farms, Raymond Mew (second from right) and Greg Hinterberger (right). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)

Cops for Cancer team finds $2,350 in cash lost by would-be sheep farmer in Chilliwack

Cyclists managed to corral 23 $100 bills meant to purchase blackbelly sheep

Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)
Kitchen Connect and the South Island Farm Hub are hosting an opening ceremony Sept. 22 for its new food processing facility in Esquimalt which will help local farmers connect with retailers to grow their business and strengthen the local food supply chain. (Courtesy of Kitchen Connect)

Public invited to Esquimalt food processing facility opening Sept. 22

Kitchen Connect and the South Island Farm Hub aim to support local farmers and food supply chain

Kitchen Connect and the South Island Farm Hub are hosting an opening ceremony Sept. 22 for its new food processing facility in Esquimalt which will help local farmers connect with retailers to grow their business and strengthen the local food supply chain. (Courtesy of Kitchen Connect)
The Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls perform Saturday during day one of the Saanich Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Saanich Fair draws thousands on opening day

The action continues Sunday and Monday

The Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls perform Saturday during day one of the Saanich Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.

BC plant propagation facility signs deal with major cannabis provider in Canada

Bevo Farms’ parent company was acquired by Aurora Cannabis for more than $45 million

Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.
Raven Ransom speaks with visitors during a demonstration of how to turn flax seed into linen Saturday at the Sandown Regenerative Agriculture Centre as part of the 2022 North Saanich Flavour Trails event. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: North Saanich farmers bond with community at annual Flavour Trails event

Sandown Regenerative Agricultural Centre serving as hub as event continues Sunday

Raven Ransom speaks with visitors during a demonstration of how to turn flax seed into linen Saturday at the Sandown Regenerative Agriculture Centre as part of the 2022 North Saanich Flavour Trails event. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks some cherries at the Lutz family farm on Hillborn Street in Summerland.(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan migrant farm worker advocates not happy with Trudeau’s tour stops

RAMA pens letter to the PM explaining he should have visited migrant farm workers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks some cherries at the Lutz family farm on Hillborn Street in Summerland.(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Kyle Michell is among the latest beer farmers, testing grains and variants with success enough to provide quality, consistent malted product to several breweries on the south Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Beer Farmers: Peninsula operation brews up mega malting machine in Central Saanich

Field Five Farm malts enough grain for 4,000 litres of beer in eight months of operation

Kyle Michell is among the latest beer farmers, testing grains and variants with success enough to provide quality, consistent malted product to several breweries on the south Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford farmer says 2019 protest at hog farm was ‘hard to deal with’

Calvin Binnendyk testifies at trial for 3 charged with mischief and break-and-enter

Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media prior to making their first appearance at the Abbotsford courthouse. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Trial for Abbotsford hog farm protesters begins

Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno facing 14 combined charges

(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media prior to making their first appearance at the Abbotsford courthouse. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.

B.C. hog farm protesters going to trial on Monday

Trial for Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno scheduled for Abbotsford court

(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.
Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)

Farmer Doug in the right field for TV series, hoping his true love comes out of left field

Island resident will be looking for a soulmate in upcoming reality show

Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)
Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan looking for love on new unscripted Farming for Love series

Third-generation farmer appearing on Farming For Love unscripted series

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.
Farms in Central Saanich generated some $24.1 million in operating revenues in 2021, but much of that revenue comes from a handful of large-scale operations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich farms generated $24.1 million in revenue in 2021

Most of the revenue, however, came from a handful of large-scale operations

Farms in Central Saanich generated some $24.1 million in operating revenues in 2021, but much of that revenue comes from a handful of large-scale operations. (Black Press Media file photo)
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