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State of agricultural disaster declared in Lac La Biche County due to drought

Post Date:08/04/2021 10:41 AM
Like most of the province, Lac La Biche County has experienced significantly lower precipitation this year, coupled with high temperatures. Some municipalities, especially those in the southern and central belt of Alberta, have declared a state of agricultural disaster. During the July 23, 2021 Special Council Meeting, Council directed Administration to provide more information on the conditions to declare a state of agricultural disaster, which Administration presented at yesterday's Regular Meeting.
After considering other information, Council declared a state of agricultural disaster in Lac La Biche County due to drought. Municipalities can declare states of agricultural disaster to make the public aware of the issues that producers are facing. The Provincial and Federal Governments must, however, initiate relief programs for agricultural producers if they deem it necessary.