Strengthening Farming Publications

Strengthening Farming is an initiative of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture that is jointly implemented with the Agricultural Land Commission. The Strengthening Farming brochure listed below gives an overview of the Strengthening Farming program.

Introductory Publications

Introductory publications were written after the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act was passed by the B.C. Legislature in 1995. The Act came into force in April 1996. These factsheets were developed to provide further details about the Strengthening Farming program.

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Strengthening Farming brochure PDF, 1.0 MB 800.300-3
Good Neighbour Farming PDF, 3.0 MB 820.110-1
Strengthening Farming Program - An Overview PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-9
Farm Practices Protection Act Highlights PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-2
"Normal Farm Practice" and the "Right to Farm" PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-3
Resolving Public Concerns and Complaints PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-4
Local Governments and the "Right to Farm" PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-5
Planning for Farming PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-6
Important Information for Local Government Subdivision Approving Officers PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-7
Important Information for Staff of Local Governments PDF, 0.5 MB 820.110-8


Agri-Teams Contact List

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Agri-Team Contact List PDF, 1.0 MB         —


Agricultural Advisory Committees

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Agricultural Advisory Committees


Agriculture in Briefs

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Regional District Agriculture Profiles: Agriculture in Brief factsheets based on 2011 Census information


Bylaw Development

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Guide for Bylaw Development in Farming Areas PDF, 21 MB 840.000-1
Temporary Farm Worker Housing PDF, 0.5 MB 800.221-1


Farm Practices Protection

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Farm Practices in B.C. Reference Guide        —        —
Dust and Odour Considerations for Soil Amendment Applications in the Fraser Valley PDF, 1.5 MB 635.200-1
Siting and Management of Poultry Barns PDF, 0.5 MB 305.104-1
Siting and Management of Dairy Barns and Operations PDF, 3.5 MB 305.104-2
Livestock, Poultry, Game and Fur Management Practices for Small Parcel Agriculture PDF, 0.9 MB 305.104-3
Guidelines for Farm Practices Involving Fill PDF, 1 MB 820.200-1
The Use of Audible Bird Scare Devices in British Columbia PDF, 1.2 MB       


Edge Planning

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Guide to Edge Planning PDF, 3 MB 823.100-2
Planning Subdivisions Near Agriculture PDF, 1 MB 820.500-2
Subdivision Near Agriculture - A Guide to Approving Officers PDF, 35 MB 820.500-1
Vegetative Buffers in B.C. - An Investigation of Existing Buffers and Their Effectiveness in Mitigating Conflict PDF, 3 MB 823.500-1
Landscaped Buffer Specifications PDF, 2 MB 823.510-1


Growing Knowledge Reports

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Abbotsford PDF, 5 MB 860.600-2
The ALR and Its Influence on Agriculture in the City of Kelowna PDF, 1 MB 800.100-3
Public Amenity Benefits and Ecological Services Provided by Farmland to Local Communities in the Fraser Valley PDF, 3 MB 800.100-1
An Estimate of the Public Amenity Benefits and Ecological Goods Provided by Farmland in Metro Vancouver PDF, 5 MB 800.100-4
Direct Financial Contribution of Farming Areas to Local Governments in British Columbia PDF, 1 MB 860.600-1


Planning for Agriculture

PUBLICATION TITLE FILE SIZE REFERENCE
Planning for Agriculture PDF, 21 MB 822.410-1
Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture PDF, 1 MB 822.100-1
The Countryside and You - Understanding Farming PDF, 4.5 MB 800.300-1