County Declares State of Agricultural Disaster

During the November 2nd Lac Ste. Anne County Development meeting, Council brought forward an addition to the agenda, and unanimously voted to declare a State of Agricultural Disaster due to the weather conditions hampering harvest efforts in the region this fall.

Alberta Crop Report as of October 25th, has reported that approximately 75% of unharvested regional cereal crops remain standing. Additionally, 84% of the unharvested spring wheat, 64% of the unharvested barley and 79% of the unharvested oats are classified as standing.

“Due to the inclement weather over the harvest season, we understand farmers’ profit margins are at extreme risk. We hope to raise awareness to the federal and provincial governments to get programs in place to address the seriousness of this matter by declaring a State of Agricultural Disaster,” stated Lac Ste. Anne County Agricultural Services Board Chairman Ross Bohnet.

The County will notify the provincial and federal governments of its declaration of Agricultural Disaster with the goal of drawing attention to our concerns of regional farmers, and of underscoring the pressing need for a disaster recovery program.

Questions or concerns regarding the State of Agricultural Disaster should be directed to County Agricultural Services at the County office at 1.866.880.5722.

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About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located in the Hamlet of Sangudo. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
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