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IAF Media Releases

2022

Oct 21 – Agritech Ramp-Up Cohort Two Grant Winners Announced 

Aug 29 – Farmland Advantage Expands to New Regions for 2022

Apr 28 – IAF Holds 26th Annual General Meeting

Apr 25 – IAF 26th Annual General Meeting

Apr 7  –  Genome BC and IAF partnering to support food innovation and security

2021

July 27  –  Local Governments Engaging in Agriculture Planning

July 6  –  IAF Announces Farmland Advantage

Apr 8  –  IAF Holds 2020 AGM

Mar 31  –  Media Advisory: Joint BCAC / AgSafe / IAF Annual General Meetings

2020

Oct 23  –  B.C. agriculture as the economic stabilizer after COVID-19

Oct 13  –  Applications Open for the BC Agrifood and Seafood Market Development Program

Sept 15  –  Funding Available Through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program

Sept 1  –  Livestock Waste Tissue Initiative Re-Opens for Applications

June 17  –  New Funding on the Horizon for BC Seafood Processors

June 12  –  Emergency Processing Fund Supports Canada’s Food Supply

May 12  –  Buy BC E-Commerce Fund Fuels Faster Route to Customers

Apr 17  –  Investment Agriculture Foundation Holds Virtual Annual General Meeting

Feb 10  –  IAF Appoints new Senior Manager of Finance

2019

Apr 15  –  Investment Agriculture Foundation Holds Annual General Meeting

Apr 2  –  Joint IAF / BCAC / AgSafe Annual General Meetings Coming to Abbotsford

2018

Apr 18  –  Innovation Award Winner Creates New Opportunities for Canadian Dairy

Apr 18  –  Investment Agriculture Foundation Holds Annual General Meeting & Project Showcase

Apr 4  –  Joint BCAC / IAF / AgSafe Annual General Meetings Coming to Abbotsford

2017

Nov 21  –  Investment Agriculture Foundation Appoints New Executive Director

Oct 25  –  Investment Agriculture Foundation Seeks Nominations for Innovation Award

Jun 9  –  Buy Local Award Winner Creates More Value for B.C. Veggies

Apr 19  –  Investment Agriculture Foundation Holds Annual General Meeting

Apr 7  –  Joint BCAC/IAF Annual General Meetings Coming to Abbotsford

Government Media Releases

2022

Sept 21 – Indigenous communities, businesses get support to increase food security 
Aug 17 – Agriculture innovations help fight climate change, protect food security 
July 27 – New funding supports farmers, takes action on climate resiliency
July 14 – Government of Canada launches nine new living labs: collaborative on-farm solutions to combat climate change in agriculture 
June 24 – B.C. ramps up support for agritech 
June 14 – Agriculture advisory group to help create more resilient food supply 
May 29 – Celebrating tiny workers in British Colum-bee-a on May 29 
Apr 21 – Watershed restoration creates a healthier future for B.C.
Feb 11 – Agriculture, food sectors continue to grow amid pandemic challenges 
Feb 7 – $228M flood recovery program helping B.C. farms return to production 

2021

Dec 3 – Federal and B.C. agriculture ministers host roundtable discussion with representatives of the provincial agriculture and agri-food sector
Oct 26 – Buy BC funding available to support food security, economy
Oct 15 – EAT DRINK LOCAL to support B.C. restaurants 
Jul 26 – BC Fairs launches provincewide contest with Buy BC
May 29 – Minister’s statement on Day of the Honey Bee in B.C.
Mar 10 – Buy BC funding application intake now open
Mar 5 – Government of Canada invests $16.9 million to improve workers safety and strengthen the food supply chain in British Columbia 
Mar 2 – Food Hub Network expands to new B.C. communities
Feb 12 – Mandatory Premises ID regulation on its way 
Jan 8 – Latest funding to benefit bee health in B.C.

2020

Jun 17 – COVID-19: Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund opens June 22, 2020 across the West
Jun 12 – Maintaining and strengthening Canada’s food production and processing sector
Jun 5 – Additional Funding Supports B.C. Farmers, Processors to move Online
May 29 – Bee-lieve it: B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee
May 15 – Helping B.C. agriculture, food business plan for COVID-19 recovery
May 12 – Buy BC e-commerce brings local foods, beverages online
May 5 – Supporting Canada’s farmers, food business , and food supply
Apr 25 – Government of Canada announces new Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund to help Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector
Mar 27 – BC Farmers’ Markets Online opening soon
Mar 27 – Joint Statement from Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard and Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia on federal-provincial collaboration related to COVID-19 impacts
Mar 7 – BC patients served more local food than ever before
Feb 18 – Budget 2020 keeps building a stronger BC for everyone
Feb 16 – Beekeepers buzzing for next round of Bee BC funding
Jan 30 – Task force proposes technology, innovation to grow BC’s agriculture sector
Jan 25 – Funding boost pollinates innovations for bee hives, cranberries

2019

Dec 13 – Buying BC like never before: 2018 record year for food sales
Oct 1 – the next Buy BC success story: applications available now
May 29 – B.C. celebrates Day of the Honey Bee
May 25 – Agritech making fruit more accessible for British Columbians
May 25 – Support for B.C. companies
Mar 23 – BeeBC funding continues to create buzz within bee community
Feb 3 – Celebrating Lunar New Year with Buy BC products
Jan 26 – B.C. innovators working to save food and bees
Jan 2 – A new year, new you: Add B.C. products to your routine

2018

Dec 13 – B.C. Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund opens to support growers
Oct 27 – Further funding available to support B.C. bees
Sep 29 – Funding for bee health supports innovation for Ethical Bees in B.C.
Sep 24 – Governments working to increase B.C. food exports to support communities at home
Jun 23 – Province Relaunches Buy BC to Connect People to Made-in-B.C. Products
May 29 – Province Celebrates Day of the Honey Bee with Support for Bee Health Research
May 22 – Farming in B.C. goes high tech with $14-million innovation program
Feb 16 – Boost to B.C. tree fruit, funding supports new growers and sector competitiveness
Feb 14 – Kaslo Sourdough develops Pasta Fermentata with federal-provincial support

2017

Dec 12 – Berry farms encourage locals to Buy BC with provincial funding
Nov 16 – Local brewer promotes B.C. beer and spirits, thanks to government support
Oct 25 – Sweet! Local berry business receives funds to help increase sales
Apr 2 – Local company saddles up with Buy Local funding
Mar 27 – BC winery is served Buy Local funding
Mar 27 – Local brewery hops to success with funding
Mar 27 – British Columbia wineries & breweries receive funding
Mar 24 – BC seafood industry reels in funding
Mar 22 – BC farming industry sows success with funding
Mar 10 – Funding gives BC food processors a boost
Mar 5 – BC farmers’ markets benefit from Buy Local funding
Feb 19 – Stable funding for Buy Local program
Jan 27 – BC food makers receive $2.3 million to develop innovative products
Jan 20 – Funding supports local Abbotsford companies
Jan 20 – Funding promotes buying local in Vancouver
Jan 13 – Buy Local to support growth in the Fraser Valley