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    Minister Devin Dreeshen

    Devin Dreeshen was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Forestry on April 30, 2019.

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Our responsibilities

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for:

  • policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify
  • inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food
  • supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices
  • leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities

In focus

Government and industry are taking measures to ensure Albertans have access to safe, affordable food.
Find out about fire bans and other restrictions in our province.

Livestock mortality management

Livestock mortality management includes the rules, regulations and best practices around livestock carcass disposal.


Get updates on agricultural business, livestock, crops, rural living, learning, jobs in agriculture and events.

New business resumption protocol

Business Resumption in Alberta (PDF, 476 KB) outlines roles and responsibilities in cases of a confirmed COVID-19 worker in a provincial or federal-licensed food facility.

Latest news

  • May 29, 2020

    Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen has appointed new members to the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council (Marketing Council) who bring a wealth of experience advocating for agriculture.

  • May 26, 2020

    In response to recent precipitation in many areas of the province and the great work of Alberta Wildfire, the government is removing the fire ban in the Forest Protection Area. A fire advisory is now in effect.

  • May 22, 2020

    The Government of Alberta and Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) are working hard to help producers this spring, and 92 per cent of pre-seeding claims are complete.

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