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Minister of Agriculture and Lands Pat Bell lifts a bee-covered comb from a hive at Honeyview Farm in Rosedale on Tuesday, Jun. 6. Bell visited the Fraser Valley Farm to highlight the importance of B.C.'s apiary industry. B.C.'s 2,100 beekeepers produce over 4.4 million pounds of honey each year, worth approximately $7 million. Pollination services also play a major role in the province's agriculture industry. Studies have shown that honeybee pollination in B.C. is responsible for more than $160 million per year in agricultural production.

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July 8, 2006
PROVINCE, 4-H ENGAGE YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE
 
SAANICHTON – As part of ongoing support to 4-H, the provincial government is providing $170,000 to the B.C. 4-H council, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced today.
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June 9, 2006
CROWN CONTAMINATED SITES PROGRAM FOSTERS SUSTAINABILITY
 
VICTORIA – A new report released by the Province, “Crown Contaminated Sites Biennial Report, 2006,” demonstrates British Columbia is providing strong leadership in remediation of provincial contaminated sites, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced.
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June 7, 2006
ROAD SIGNS DRIVE AGRI-TOURISM
 
ABBOTSFORD – A new road sign program will make it easier to find certified agri-tourism destinations, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced today.
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June 5, 2006
BRITANNIA TREATMENT PLANT CLEANS UP THE ENVIRONMENT
 
BRITANNIA BEACH – A new water treatment plant at the historic Britannia Mine site is now fully functional, leaving the lasting legacy of a cleaner environment for generations to come, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell and Environment Minister Barry Penner announced.
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May 29, 2006
LONG-TERM STRATEGY WILL HELP BEEF CATTLE INDUSTRY
 
SALMON ARM – Government and industry will work together to develop a long-term strategy to boost the beef cattle industry in B.C., Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced at the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA) annual general meeting.
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  The ministry is committed to providing the business climate for a competitive and profitable industry providing safe, high quality food for consumers and export markets.
 
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