In 2018, PRESS completed a comprehensive study of the local farm economy. This research was sponsored by the City of Powell River and funded by BC’s Rural Dividend Fund. A copy of the main body of the report and its appendices can be viewed below.
Following up on the findings of the 2018 PR Farm Economy Report, PRESS re-developed the website for the Powell River Farmers’ Agricultural Institute in order to improve interface between consumers and producers of local farm goods. PRESS also created a business plan for a value-added food processing facility, with the intent of securing long-term, sustainable markets for locally produced food.