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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.
About the invasive mountain pine beetle, its impact on forests, and how Alberta is responding to this threat.

Traceability in Alberta

Traceability is a crucial component of an effective animal health and food safety system that enables precise and rapid emergency response to protect livestock, producers and consumers.


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

Alberta approved farmers’ markets

Information about how to start, manage or find a farmers’ market in Alberta.

Latest news

  • Apr 04, 2020

    In response to COVID-19 and the economic effects to our forestry industry, the Alberta government will defer timber dues for six months. This will help forest companies continue operating and retain staff during this pandemic.

  • Apr 01, 2020

    Provincial and federal meat inspectors will share resources to ensure a consistent supply of safe food products for Albertans and Canadians.

  • Mar 30, 2020

    Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen has announced the creation of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), a non-profit, arm’s-length agriculture research organization.

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