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 is currently working to re-develop the website for the Powell River Farmers’ Agricultural Institute in order to improve interface between consumers and producers of local farm goods. PRESS is also in the process of creating a business plan for a value-added food processing facility, with the intent of securing long-term, sustainable markets for locally produced food. Both of these initiatives are to be completed by December 31, 2018.