On August 10, 2021, the Municipal District of Peace No. 135 Council declared a state of Agricultural Disaster for the Municipal District of Peace. All segments of agricultural production within the Municipal District of Peace are being affected by severe drought conditions.
Low soil moisture in the spring, lack of seasonal rainfall, a prolonged record-breaking heatwave in June and July, heavy wind and grasshopper infestation have impacted all sectors of agricultural production. Agricultural producers in the municipality are faced with more than 60 % and 55 % loss of cereal and canola yields, respectively. Hay or pasture yields have been reduced to 20 % or less than normal.
The Municipal District of Peace has issued this declaration to encourage the Provincial and Federal Governments to expedite the initiation of all programs required to address the drought situation that has a significant negative impact on our all agricultural industry.
The Municipal District of Peace Council recognizes the importance of agriculture to our municipality. For further information on the Agricultural Disaster, don’t hesitate to contact the Manager of Ag Services, Municipal District of Peace at 780-338-3845.