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100 YEARS OF LOCAL FOOD, 4-H AND MIDWAYS AT B.C. FAIRS

Sun, 24 Oct 2010 21:31:52 GMT

VERNON – One hundred years of helping B.C. communities celebrate country life has earned the B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions a Century Farm Award, announced Agriculture and Lands Minister Steve Thomson.



HELPING OUR FARMERS RECOVER FROM RAINS

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 23:01:59 GMT

VICTORIA - Our growers in the Fraser Valley are dealing with severe crop losses this fall due to record heavy rain during September.



THOMSON ADVANCES B.C. AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS TO ASIA

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:44:29 GMT

VICTORIA - The demand for safe, quality agricultural products in Asia is growing and B.C. producers are perfectly placed to fill the orders, Agriculture and Lands Minister, Steve Thomson announced following his return from an eight-day trade mission to China and Japan.



22 GOLD MEDALS FOR B.C. WINES AT NATIONAL COMPETITION

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:32:57 GMT

VICTORIA – Wines from British Columbia dominated the competition this summer at the 10th Annual Canadian Wine Awards held over four days in Penticton, announced Minister of Agriculture and Lands Steve Thomson.



HOW LOCAL IS YOUR FAMILY THIS THANKSGIVING?

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:47:38 GMT

Growing up on a farm made Thanksgiving one of my family’s favourite times of year. The annual harvest kept everyone busy cooking, canning and preserving the delicious bounty of local products. It’s an opportunity for farmers to show off the fruits of their labour, and a time for families to reconnect with their food and where it came from



NEW WEST PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES AGRICULTURE TRADE IN ASIA

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:41:34 GMT

VICTORIA- Canada’s New West Partnership is embarking on a mission to China and Japan, Oct. 9 to 16, to promote the partnership region’s agriculture, seafood and aquaculture sectors.



2009 FISH HEALTH AND INSPECTION REPORTS RELEASED

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:34:01 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province released its 2009 Fish Health Report and Aquaculture Inspection Report as part of the annual disclosure of information collected through B.C.’s fish health audit and surveillance program.



PROVINCE CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF FUN AT LUXTON FAIR

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:03:47 GMT

LANGFORD – After 100 years of entertaining urban and rural families, the Luxton Fall Fair has been honoured with a Century Farm Award, Agriculture and Lands Minister Steve Thomson announced.



COLDSTREAM ORCHARD RECOGNIZED FOR 100 YEARS IN OPERATION

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 20:59:27 GMT

COLDSTREAM – The Kidston Farm in Coldstream has been honoured with a Century Farm Award to recognize more than a century in operation, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster announced on behalf of Agriculture and Lands Minister Steve Thomson.



KAMLOOPS RANCH HONOURED WITH CENTURY FARM AWARD

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:40:20 GMT

KAMLOOPS – The Philip Ranch in Kamloops is being recognized with a Century Farm Award after raising cattle for more than 100 years.