Agriculture

Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government announces online food store, shows off experimental crops

Work at farm plots looks at best practices for farming in Yukon climate.

 

Wayne Grove stands alongside some of the approximately 10 kilometres of tall wire fencing he has had to build in an effort to keep wild elk from damaging his crops and harrasing or possibly harming his captive elk. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Rancher unhappy with Yukon Supreme Court ruling on wild elk damage

Owners of the El Dorado Ranch attempted to hold Yukon Government responsible for fence and crop loss

 

Jim Elliot/Yukon News
Ross and Cindy Smith are finding more reason to smile as the floodwaters that almost reached their farm house were beginning to recede on June 8.

Farms on South Klondike Highway experience severe flooding

The nearest body of water is a lake almost three kilometres away

 

Haley Ritchie/Yukon News
Mike Blumenschein leads a tour of the damage to the Echo Mountain Ranch farm in the Takhini Valley on May 28. The Yukon Agricultural Association organized the tour for politicians and media to see firsthand the damage.

Farmers say elk still causing damage in Takhini Valley

“We put our heart and soul into it and my worry is that we can’t sustain this over and over.”

Haley Ritchie/Yukon News
Mike Blumenschein leads a tour of the damage to the Echo Mountain Ranch farm in the Takhini Valley on May 28. The Yukon Agricultural Association organized the tour for politicians and media to see firsthand the damage.
Ben Keddy, head of sales, left, and Syd Oland, owner and operator, stand in the Yukon Chocolate Company’s kitchen in Whitehorse on Nov. 29, 2018. The company is among a number of local food producers to receive funding from the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Eight projects receive $600,000 in agriculture funding

The funding is provided by the federal government

Ben Keddy, head of sales, left, and Syd Oland, owner and operator, stand in the Yukon Chocolate Company’s kitchen in Whitehorse on Nov. 29, 2018. The company is among a number of local food producers to receive funding from the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Sundog Veggies

Whitehorse project grows youth skills … and 18,000 kg of veggies!

Sundog Retreat looks forward to another season of their agricultural training program

  • Mar 15, 2021
Sundog Veggies
Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)

Dawson-area farm using placer miner partnership to raise pigs on leased land

“Who in their right mind is going to do agriculture at a mining claim? But this made sense.”

Megan Waterman, director of the Lastraw Ranch, is using remediated placer mine land in the Dawson area to raise local meat in a new initiative undertaken with the Yukon government’s agriculture branch. (Submitted)

Agriculture policy released

Document will guide food production over next decade

Whitehorse firm Solvest hopes to grow business with hydroponic farms

‘When you take produce 2,000 km up the highway, you lose some nutrition’

Yukon ranchers actually love the elk

Don’t lump LaPrairie Bison Ranch in with farmers who want to cull the herd

  • Nov 14, 2017

Yukon government signs on to new Canadian agriculture agreement

Community Agriculture Program, will bring in up to $4 million over five years, Pillai says

Researchers asking Yukoners for input on food policy

‘As Northerners we’re defining our own needs’

  • Jul 26, 2017