"Alberta’s agriculture industry plays a critical role in our economy by providing food, creating jobs and contributing to our province's growth and prosperity.

“Despite facing new and complex challenges posed by climate change and shifting market conditions, Alberta’s producers have shown great resiliency and commitment to their work.

“As we approach the 2023 growing season, Alberta’s government recognizes the importance of supporting Alberta’s producers and ensuring they have the necessary resources to succeed.

“We remain committed to promoting sustainable and innovative practices, investing in new technologies and ensuring our farmers are protected from potential risks that may arise during the growing season.

“I encourage all Albertans to support our agricultural industry by buying locally and choosing Alberta-grown products, and I urge all farmers to stay informed, stay safe and continue their vital work in feeding our province and beyond.

“We remain optimistic about the potential of this year's growing season and look forward to seeing the fruits of our farmers' labour in the months to come.”