Minister Nate Horner
Nate Horner was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation on October 24, 2022.
The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation is responsible for:
- policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture and food sectors to grow, prosper and diversify
- inspiring public confidence in the quality and safety of food
- supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices
- Alberta budget
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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.
Next agricultural policy framework announced
The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year agreement by federal, provincial and territorial governments that will inject $500 million in new funds to strengthen and grow Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector.
- Apr 26, 2023
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Nate Horner issued the following statement on the upcoming growing season in Alberta:
- Apr 24, 2023
Alberta is now accepting applications for the new Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit program.
- Mar 28, 2023
The new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership will support the continued growth and prosperity of Alberta’s agriculture sector.
- Mar 23, 2023
Alberta’s government is supporting the province’s local agriculture and food sector by helping producers and processors market their products.
- Mar 22, 2023
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Farmers’ Advocate Office.
- Feb 28, 2023
Budget 2023 is securing Alberta’s future by attracting more investment than ever before, helping businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.
- Feb 24, 2023
The governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan are urging the federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to reconsider its decision on a crucial insecticide for farmers.
- Feb 17, 2023
Alberta’s government is taking action to build economic development capacity and inspire innovation and growth in rural communities.
- Feb 07, 2023
Alberta is introducing a new agri-processing tax credit that will help attract large-scale investment, diversify the economy and create jobs for Albertans.
- Feb 02, 2023
Alberta visionaries have been honoured for their leadership, advocacy and hard work in advancing the province’s agriculture and food industry.
- Feb 01, 2023
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Nate Horner issued the following statement on business risk management options for poultry farmers affected by avian influenza:
- Jan 19, 2023
The Alberta and Saskatchewan governments and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are partnering to remove barriers to interprovincial food trade in Lloydminster.
- Dec 14, 2022
Alberta’s government has unveiled a plan to drive economic growth and address challenges unique to rural communities.
- Dec 05, 2022
Alberta’s government and its partners are investing in an irrigation expansion project that will position Alberta’s agriculture sector to lead economic growth.
- Nov 30, 2022
Alberta’s government is increasing the total provincial loan guarantee to $150 million for cattle and sheep producers buying and feeding livestock for market.
- Nov 25, 2022
Record-setting economic growth in Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sector has ignited demand for workers across the province.
- Oct 27, 2022
Alberta’s crop producers continue to show resiliency despite dry growing conditions and the rising costs of farm inputs.
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