More Than Half of B.C. Farmers Hold Outside Jobs

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Author: 
Jess Mackie
Source: 
The Tyee

More than half of B.C. farmers have extra jobs located off the farm. of those farmers, 35 percent worked more than 40 hours per week outside the farm to earn income in 2016. Agriculture does not have nine-to-five hours and often intrudes on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Some farmers are employed as housecleaners, chemists, and landscapers, as well as a host of other jobs.

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