BCAC establishes fund to support farmers hit hardest by flooding
November 23, 2021 By BC Agriculture Council
BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is accepting donations on behalf of the province’s farmers who have been impacted by recent severe weather events.
The organization has already received $100,000 in donations, including $30,000 from Scotiabank, $25,000 each from CIBC and Envision Financial, and $20,000 from Mertin Auto Group in Chilliwack, B.C.
“These are tough times and farmers are working incredibly hard right now,” says BCAC President Stan Vander Waal. “Whether they are relocating animals or trying to get feed and water to the ones that had to stay behind, they’re also wondering how they will get back on their feet. This is a very stressful time for our sector, but we are encouraged by the overwhelming support from everyone – so on behalf of B.C. farmers and ranchers – we thank you.”
BCAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization and a lead industry advocate for key sector-wide priorities in British Columbia. The Council represents a membership of 27 farm associations who in turn represent approximately 20,000 farm families and over 90 per cent of farm gate sales in B.C.
BCAC has also established a list of useful resources available to assist farmers during this time. The list is available on their website.
Please note: BCAC is not a registered charity and cannot issue charitable donation receipts.
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