Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the production, marketing, processing and merchandising of agriculture and seafood products, as well as supporting our province’s food security, and developing a resilient food system and economy.

Featured topics

  • Ministry's response to droughts
    Important information for producers directly impacted by drought in B.C.
  • AgriStability
    Targeted advance payments and late participation to assist B.C. producers dealing with income decline from droughts, wildfires and extreme weather as well as declines due to market conditions, production loss or increased costs of production.
  • Buy BC
    Discover the amazing variety of B.C. foods and the funding and promotional support available for B.C. producers.
  • Feed BC
    ​Details on how Food Hubs are supporting regional food processing and food security, and how more B.C. food is being served in public institutions. 
  • Agricultural Land and Environment
    Tools and information to support farmers and growers ensure sustainable and environmentally friendly use of these resources.
  • Animals and Crops 
    Resources for growers including: financial programs, diagnostic services, production information, and pest management practices.
  • Food Safety
    Resources for safe food production and processing, using the best available preventative food safe practices to protect public health and market stability.
  • Treefruit Stabilization
    The ministry is leading an effort to help stabilize B.C.’s tree fruit industry.  These efforts are in response to the challenging circumstances growers, particularly apple growers, are experiencing
  • Emergency Management
    Prepare for emergencies and disasters like wildfires, droughts and floods.
  • Disease Reporting
    Discover the defining elements of reportable and notifiable diseases and see which require reporting to safeguard animal populations and public health in B.C.

Featured services

  • Agriculture and Seafood Programs
    Apply to funding and advisory programs that support producers and food processors in the agriculture and seafood sector. 
  • AgriService BC
    Find popular agricultural topics that may be of interest.
  • Animal Health Centre
    A full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory, located in the Abbotsford Agriculture Centre.
  • Office of the Chief Veterinarian
    Provides leadership for animal health policy and programming in B.C. The Office is also responsible for provincial dairy, apiary, game farm, fur farm, and veterinary drug outlet licensing and inspections.
  • Insurance and Income Protection
    Learn how to protect your business against severe market volatility and disaster situations.
  • Meat Inspection and Licensing
    Ensuring that meat produced in B.C. is safe for public consumption.
  • Seafood Industry Licensing
    Ensuring seafood is safe for public consumption.
  • Statistics
    Census of Agriculture, industry & sector profiles, market analysis, and trade statistics.