Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minster Devin Dreeshen is concerned by the current dry conditions the province is suffering from and is working on support options for farmers, he says in a news release on July 14.
“Alberta’s government recognizes the devastating impacts that extreme dry conditions have on farmers and ranchers throughout the province,” Dreeshen says in the release. He adds the provincial government is working with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC), local municipalities and commodity groups to provide producers with support.
Dreeshan says he will urge the federal government to implement an AgriRecovery initiative as soon as possible during the July 15 Federal-Provincial-Territorial meeting.
“I have advised AFSC crop adjustors to complete early assessments on pastureland and standing crops to address forecasted feed shortages and promote flexibility. Our government will continue to work with them to support Alberta’s producers,” he says.