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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
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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.
- Oct 22, 2021
Alberta’s crop producers have shown resiliency and determination despite extremely dry conditions as a result of recording-setting heat throughout the summer months.
- Sep 10, 2021
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen has appointed longtime agriculture advocate Kelly Smith-Fraser as chair of Agriculture Financial Services Corporation’s (AFSC) board of directors.
- Sep 07, 2021
Alberta ranchers can apply for up to $200 per head through a $340-million support program.
- Aug 13, 2021
Minister Dreeshen and MLAs will represent Alberta at an upcoming summit with Pacific Northwest leaders in Big Sky, Montana.
- Aug 06, 2021
Drought-stricken livestock producers will be eligible for millions of dollars in financial relief and will benefit from new rangeland initiatives that will improve access to water and grazing.
- Aug 03, 2021
Alberta is pulling together resources to help the agriculture industry withstand prolonged dry conditions.
- Jul 22, 2021
The governments of Canada and Alberta, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are adjusting the crop insurance program.
- Jul 17, 2021
A new forest management agreement means long-term investment, and secure and sustainable fibre access in southern Alberta, ensuring years of reliable forest management, stable, good-paying jobs and millions in economic contributions.
- Jul 15, 2021
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen issued an update on Alberta’s support for farmers and ranchers:
- Jul 14, 2021
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen issued the following statement in support of Alberta’s farmers and ranchers:
- Jul 14, 2021
Alberta’s government and the beef sector are partnering to ensure Canada’s beef industry continues to grow sustainably and remains competitive.
- Jul 10, 2021
Alberta’s government is supporting our province’s economic recovery by helping farmers sell and market their products.
- Jul 07, 2021
Alberta’s government is focused on building a strong agriculture sector that creates jobs and attracts investment in sustainable value-added processing.
- Jun 29, 2021
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen issued the following statement about the death of a contract pilot:
- Jun 11, 2021
Alberta’s government streamlined its Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant process to make it easier for producers and food manufacturers to access funds.
- May 07, 2021
Alberta’s government is implementing new technology for detecting and managing wildfires across the province.
- May 06, 2021
Alberta awarded 72,000 cubic metres of annual allowable cut to Norbord Inc. and Bigstone Cree Nation through an open, competitive process.
- May 03, 2021
Legislative and regulatory changes that support a more competitive forest sector are now in effect.
- Mar 25, 2021
Canada’s Prairie provinces are pursuing equitable, timely and predictable business risk management (BRM) programs for producers.
- Mar 10, 2021
Alberta’s government is modernizing the Irrigation Districts Act to increase competitiveness and attract new investment into irrigation.
- Mar 01, 2021
From updated digital tools to automated weather stations to drone technology, innovation is at the forefront of Alberta Wildfire’s detection and management practices.
- Feb 23, 2021
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen issued the following statement on Canada’s Agriculture Day:
- Jan 18, 2021
Lakeland College in Vermilion is getting a $1.9-million grant to transition two critical agriculture research programs.
- Nov 26, 2020
Alberta’s government has removed the $5 fee for harvesting up to three Christmas trees from Crown land for personal use.
- Nov 25, 2020
The U.S. Department of Commerce has lowered tariffs for forest companies that participated in the first administrative review of softwood lumber litigation.
- Nov 04, 2020
Following the significant wildfire season of 2019, Alberta’s government contracted an independent spring 2019 wildfire review of firefighting operations and public communications.
- Nov 04, 2020
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, and Dr. Keith Lehman, chief provincial veterinarian, issued the following statement on Influenza A (H1N2)v in Alberta:
- Oct 30, 2020
The governments of Canada and Alberta are expanding and extending the Alberta Beekeeper Stock Replacement Program, providing even more support to the province’s beekeepers.