Not a surprise given the weather we’ve had this year–but Beaver County has declared a “state of agricultural disaster.”
Officials say next to no rain early in the summer—followed by too much rain and snow closer to fall—has made for a bad run for farmers….
By making this declaration–the county is hoping it will spur the province and feds into doing something to help.
In the past—that’s included tax deferral–and farm disaster assistance….
In the meantime- a lot of farmers are going hard this week while the weather is nice.
But is the current weather going to last? CTV meteorologist Josh Classen says it will for a bit:
“Most areas–north-central and central Alberta–should be dry and pretty warm right through the middle part of next week—maybe even a bit longer than that. 10 to 15 range for the rest of this week and into early next week.”
Jesse Meyer farms in the central Peace region–and says yesterday—“was a very good day for harvesting.”