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Merry Christmas!
This is our final Farm News Update for the year as Peter and our team of writers -- Tom, Ronda, Myrna, Barb, Bob, Judie, Margaret, Anna, Kathleen, Kate, Sandra, Roohi and Brian [Tina, too!] -- take a well-deserved break over the Christmas holidays. We hope you, too, are able to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season as 2021 finally comes to a close, and we look forward to a fresh start in the new year. All the best 'til then!

DECEMBER 15 2021
There’s a spot of good news for dairy farmers reeling from this year’s natural disasters. Just in time for Christmas, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada is accepting applications for the third round of payments under the Direct Payment Program, worth $38,000 to a farm with 80 cows.

Christmas greenery was in strong demand and ample supply this week, despite some challenges shipping product to market in late November. “The actual interest in Christmas products at the retail level, it was probably one of the strongest years we’ve seen in many years,” says Stan Vander Waal, president of Rainbow Greenhouses Inc. in Chilliwack.
The wine won’t be ready for Christmas, but grape growers picked the first grapes for this year’s ice wine harvest in the early hours of December 17 as temperatures fell below -10° Celsius at sites in Kelowna, Summerland and Okanagan Falls. ...
See more BC farm news in the DECEMBER edition of Country Life in BC
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