Ag Producers In Chilliwack Forum – Shaping Food Policies On June 15

Chilliwack BC (Chilliwack Progress) – Food producers and other agricultural operators in Chilliwack will get a chance to vent on June 15.

The Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food is coming to Chilliwack to hear what people have to say about a range of issues affecting agri-food production in the Fraser Valley.

“This is the committee’s third public meeting and I’m excited to hear people’s ideas,” said committee chair Lana Popham. “This is an opportunity to bring your concerns and ideas forward to help shape agriculture and food policy in B.C.”

The opposition committee was formed as a response to concerns the provincial government was not taking “a balanced approach” in its ag policies.

Five opposition MLAs and one independent MLA are on the tour, and make up the first committee of its kind in British Columbia.

“We would like to hear from everyone in the community,” said committee vice chair and Independent MLA Vicki Huntington. “We want to better understand how the government’s current agriculture strategies are affecting the Fraser Valley. All organizations and individuals are welcome to share their views.”

A public meeting in Chilliwack is set for Monday, June 15 at the University of the Fraser Valley, CEP Campus, Room A2207, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca or call to arrange a time.

Presentations should be about 10 minutes long.

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