County of Barrhead Declares an Agricultural Disaster for 2019
The County of Barrhead has declared 2019 as a year of Municipal Agricultural Disaster.
Although the topic has been a concern throughout the season, an informed decision was made based on producer input following completion of harvest with data collected from multiple sources including local vendors, AFSC, and Alberta Agriculture.
This decision also considered the impact of several seasons of adverse growing conditions that saw a significant loss in crop yields, lower quality, and reduced feed production.
This declaration does not automatically trigger any additional funding, but may be an indicator to agricultural lenders of the difficulties faced by producers in 2019.