Support programs for those seeking drought relief
Supports for Livestock Producers
The Livestock Tax Deferral Provision allows producers to defer a portion of their taxes if animals were sold due to drought or flooding. The MD of Taber has been added to the Livestock Tax Deferral Provision, for details of how the provision works please use the links below.
- Livestock Tax Deferral Provision
- 2021 Livestock Tax Deferral – Prescribed Regions
- 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance AgriRecovery Initiative
Supports for Farmers
The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, are adjusting the crop insurance program, for more information please visit the below link:
Additional programs exist to directly support Alberta farmers. These programs cover topics including:
- Planning and preparing for dry conditions
- Stress management
- Business management
- Water management
- Livestock management
- Forage, hay, and pasture management
- Crop management
- Wildfire reporting
The Municipal District of Taber Agricultural Service Board provides agricultural services deemed necessary to promote and support agriculture and to enhance and protect the environment for the benefit of all residents.
The Agricultural Service Board, through its mandated responsibilities found within the Agricultural Service Board Act, the Weed Control Act, the Agricultural Pests Act, the Livestock Disease Act and the Soil Conservation Act, together with the agricultural community, seeks to develop and deliver environmental stewardship programs that are relevant for local environmental, agronomic and economic conditions with deference to the climate, soil, and water relationships that exist within municipal boundaries.
The members of the Agricultural Service Board will be committed to the agricultural industry and will seek to refer sound recommendations on agricultural issues to the Municipal Council.
Agricultural Service Board
Barnwell, AB T0K 0B0
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed for Statutory Holidays
Director of Agricultural Services
Assistant Agricultural Fieldman