Agriculture

Abbotsford is the largest municipality in BC with a total area of 389 km2. Approximately 72% of the land is located within the Agricultural Land Reserve, making agriculture a significant part of the community. Abbotsford is one of the most intensively and diversely farmed areas in Canada, supporting a wide range of crop and livestock productions. Agriculture is one of the economic pillars of the city and in many ways defines Abbotsford.

AgRefresh

The City of Abbotsford is undertaking AgRefresh, a three stage planning process to review agricultural policies, bylaws, and regulations, and to establish a framework for ongoing bylaw compliance for land within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). AgRefresh will update Official Community Plan policy and Zoning Bylaw regulation, and prepare a bylaw compliance approach for farming areas.

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