COVID-19 Updates: State of public health emergency declared.
Updates, reports and maps
- Agricultural Moisture Situation Updates
- Alberta Climate Information Service (ACIS)
- Alberta Crop Report
2021 government response
- Alberta Financial Services Corporation 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative Reporting (PDF, 212 KB) – September 24, 2021
- $340 millon for Alberta ranchers due to drought (news release) – September 7, 2021
- Support on the way for livestock producers (news release) – August 6, 2021
- Supporting ranchers through hot Alberta summer (news release) – August 3, 2021
- Putting poor crops to good use (news release) – July 22, 2021
Planning and preparing for dry conditions
To assist with decision-making during dry conditions, information and links are available through this page, or by contacting the Ag-Info Centre
Budgeting information and tools, economics and financial analysis, decision aids, market analysis and outlook, and business management strategies.
- Alberta Irrigation Management Manual (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Alberta Irrigation Management Model (AIMM)
- Water Diversion for Agricultural Uses During Low Flow Conditions (PDF, 141 KB)
- Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Water Program
- Temporary Livestock Water Program
- Farm Water Supply Requirements
- IRRI-Cast: Crop Water Use Report
- Pasture Pipeline Factsheet
- Quality Farm Dugouts
- Remote Pasture Water Systems for Livestock
- Rural Water Quality Information Tool
- Spring Development
- Water Pumping Program
- Water Wells That Last
Maintaining livestock productivity and health, livestock production options/alternatives, feed and fodder alternatives, and forage and grazing alternatives.
Forage, hay and pasture management
Managing pastures, forages and hay lands to enhance plant health to withstand water stress and help to minimize the herbage reductions.
Maintaining crop productivity and growth and crop production options and alternatives.
- Annual Crops for Silage
- Nitrogen management strategies in dry conditions
- Utilizing Annual Cereals for Livestock Feed
AFSC's Yield Estimation Calculator for Annual Crops help clients estimate yields prior to harvest.
- Download calculator (XLS, 66 KB)
Contracts sometimes have an “acts of God” or “force majeure” clause. These types of clauses are generally used to excuse one or more parties from fulfilling some of their contractual obligations when something happens that is out of the parties’ control. The clauses usually list the types of triggering events. Examples include war, fire, disease, civil unrest and extreme weather. Every contract is different, so parties should read their contracts carefully, and seek legal advice if there’s a question about what is covered by the clause or what its effects are.
You can reach the Farmers’ Advocate Office by calling the Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276).
Programs and services
Wildfires are a hazard that can spring up quickly and cause damage to your farm or acreage. Minimize the risk and reduce potential damage for your family, property and animals. Report wildfires at 310-FIRE.
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