Municipal District of Bonnyville Media Release
Ag Service Board recommends declaring agricultural disaster in M.D.
August 17, 2021 – The Municipal District of Bonnyville’s Agricultural Service Board (ASB) has recommended the M.D. declare a state of agricultural disaster due to the drought-like conditions within the region.
The recommendation was made at a special meeting held today. Council will make a decision on the declaration at its meeting on August 25, 2021.
At the special meeting, ASB presented data representing a five-week period covering plant growth, moisture, forage, and other conditions in the M.D. The data supports the need to declare an agricultural disaster, as per guidelines from the Rural Municipalities Association (RMA).
Here is the data that was presented:
The following website has resources for farmers and producers that provides information and financial aid program links - agriculturalserviceboards.com/agriculture-disaster-declarations-2021.