Alberta Government Gives Money for Ag Disaster Assistance

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The Alberta government announced on March 26 that it will be provide $74.7 million in disaster assistance for claim payments for the 2019-2020 fiscal year following last growing season’s unfavourable conditions.

“This helps farmers manage risks and financial losses due to market fluctuations and unexpected costs. In the 2019 growing season, yields were affected by dry conditions in the south early in the year, and wet cool conditions throughout the year resulted in crop immaturity,” Justin Laurence, acting press secretary for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF), says in an email.