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New $15 billion goal for agriculture in British Columbia

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Staff writer ▼ | December 7, 2015
British Columbia seafood
Canada   British Columbia Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Plan

Agriculture, food processing and seafood industry in British Columbia has grown 17 percent since 2012.

Industry revenues hit $12.3 billion this year — up $1.8 billion in three years — paced by double-digit growth in food exports to the United States, China and Japan, according to government figures.

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick set a new goal of $15 billion in revenue for the sector by 2020 with the release of a revamped British Columbia Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Plan.

The plan sets a lofty goal to increase sales of local products in the rest of Canada by $1.1 billion, trade that continues to be hampered by interprovincial trade barriers.

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