2021 Flood Recovery Program for Food Security

The 2021 Canada-British Columbia Flood Recovery Program for Food Security responds to impacts on livestock and crops by providing assistance to help offset costs of returning to production.  Information about the program and how to apply can be found on the Ministry website.

Flood Recovery Assistance – AgriServiceBC

For all questions related to flood recovery, including hazardous materials inspection requests, please contact AgriServiceBC. Connect with a qualified expert for one-on-one help to access the right funding programs and resources.

Call 1 888-221-7141

AgriRecovery Update for 2021 Flood Impacted Farmers

Road safety and information:
To access information about traffic, road, and weather conditions for provincial highways visit DriveBC. 

Safety hazards:
Even though evacuation orders have now been lifted,  additional hazards and risks have been created due to the flooding. Safety hazards are outlined here. Please download the AgSafe flooding re-entry and restarting task management package linked here for additional safe work procedures.

Hazardous materials removal and disposal in Abbotsford only.
As you return to your farm, it is important that all necessary precautions are taken to ensure the health and safety of you, your family and your staff. Do not attempt to relocate hazardous material such plant protection products (pesticides, fungicides, herbicides), fertilizers and hydrocarbons (gasoline, diesel, heating oil, propane, etc.) if you believe they have been compromised due to the floods.

For information about flood waste disposal, please visit the City of Abbotsford’s Return Home website. 

Additional flood response information from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries can be found here.

Flood Spoiled Feed Management

The Ministry of Agriculture team within the Abbotsford Emergency Operations Center has put together guidance on managing flood-damaged feed (particularly silage) on-farm. We recognize that producers are already working with their feed representatives and service providers to assess and test feed where necessary. A document has been created to to complement those conversations, in order to identify best practices for disposal of feed that has been damaged by the flood.

Water testing

Please note that water testing information is shared with affected producers directly from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. If you have questions about water testing, please email the Ministry directly.

Hay combustion inspections.

If you have wet bales, they may be at risk of combustion. If your hay storage/bales are at risk, and you would like someone to inspect them, please contact your local feed rep for assistance.

For general information on hay combustion, click here.