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County Declares Agriculture Disaster

County Declares Agricultural Disaster COB Ag Disaster
Due to prolonged drought conditions, County of Barrhead's Agricultural Service Board (ASB) declared a municipal agricultural disaster during their September 21 meeting. 
Agricultural Fieldman, Kyle Meunier stated that this is the sixth time the County has declared a state of agricultural disaster in the last seven years. 
A municipal declaration of a state of disaster does not necessarily qualify farmers for funding. "It is more of an awareness program for the public and the provincial government to draw attention to farmers' plight," stated Kyle Meunier. 
In August, the province provided $136 million in relief to livestock producers and bee keepers and requested an additional $204 million in support from the federal government through the AgriRecovery disaster relief program.   
For further information regarding this program and other funding opportunities, click here