The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development 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
- Ag-Info Centre
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- Media inquiries
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- Ministry staff directory
Get up-to-date information on the number of active wildfires in the province, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.
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.
- Jun 13, 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Minister Nate Horner and Health Minister Jason Copping issued the following statements on new proposed Health Canada labelling requirements for ground beef and pork:
- May 30, 2022
PIP International, a Canadian-based agrifood company, is celebrating the opening of a new $20-million pea-processing pilot facility in Lethbridge.
- May 26, 2022
Alberta’s government is supporting smart and digital technologies to boost production, reduce costs and create jobs in the agri-food sector.
- May 20, 2022
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner issued the following statement on World Bee Day:
- May 17, 2022
Super-Pufft, one of North America’s largest manufacturers and co-packers of salty snacks for retailers and national brands, has established a new state-of-the-art potato chip processing facility in Alberta.
- May 04, 2022
The 2021 growing season was difficult for Alberta producers, but the targeted AgriRecovery initiative was timely and successful.
- May 02, 2022
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner issued the following statement on Alberta Forest Week:
- Apr 21, 2022
In partnership with the federal government, Alberta has awarded two grants totalling $900,000 to help grow the province’s hemp industry.
- Apr 12, 2022
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner issued the following statement on positive cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Alberta flocks:
- Apr 12, 2022
New Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) board members will help support rural Alberta’s economic recovery and growth.
- Apr 05, 2022
Alberta’s government has developed the Wild Boar Control Program to eliminate the destructive pest’s threat to crops, livestock and the environment.
- Apr 04, 2022
Two new web applications will make it easier for Albertans to access important wildfire information.
- Mar 15, 2022
Nominations are open for the 2022 Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame.
- Mar 14, 2022
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner issued the following statement on Canadian Agricultural Safety Week:
- Feb 28, 2022
Wildland firefighters and equipment have been deployed across the province in preparation for the upcoming wildfire season.
- Feb 24, 2022Budget 2022: Investing in natural resources, environment | Budget de 2022 : Investir dans les ressources naturelles et l’environnement
Budget 2022 moves Alberta forward by growing our resources, creating new opportunities in agriculture, forestry and energy, and investing in new technologies to lower emissions.
- Feb 22, 2022
A renewed joint forest management agreement means long-term investment in the Slave Lake and High Prairie areas.
- Jan 05, 2022
Livestock producers and beekeepers can now apply for phase two of the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance AgriRecovery initiative.
- Dec 17, 2021
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner issued the following statement on a positive case of atypical BSE in Alberta:
- Nov 24, 2021
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner issued the following statement on the results of the softwood lumber second administrative review:
- Nov 12, 2021
Alberta’s government is partnering with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and 10 irrigation districts to invest a total of nearly $933 million in irrigation infrastructure to expand production, create jobs and spur the province’s economic recovery.
- Nov 08, 2021
A renewed forest management agreement means long-term investment in northern Alberta communities and forests.