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    Minister RJ Sigurdson

    RJ Sigurdson was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

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.

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Our responsibilities

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

In focus

Livestock mortality management

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

Local Food Week 2023

This Local Food Week enjoy some delicious Alberta-made foods and get to know the people who produce it.

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.

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