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    Minister Nate Horner

    Nate Horner was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development on November 5, 2021.

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Our responsibilities

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

In focus

Local Food Week and Open Farm Days

In August, experience and celebrate Alberta’s growing local food industry.

Wildfire dashboard

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.

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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