Over the past year, the provincial government has updated legislation to revitalize the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). These legislative changes aim to further encourage farming and ranching in British Columbia and strengthen the independence of the ALC so it can better fulfill its mandate of encouraging farming and protecting farmland.
They want to hear from British Columbians on how best to move forward by asking for your insight and opinions on how they can best:
- Support farmers and ranchers in the ALR to expand and diversify their businesses;
- Help new or young farmers become established on the land and in business; and,
- Ensure there is flexibility for residential options while prioritizing agriculture in the ALR.
Feedback is invited between September 19, 2019 to November 15, 2019 at 4 pm