The County’s Agricultural Services division provides information, expertise and equipment to assist residents with a wide range of agriculture, horticulture and conservation needs. In-house specialists are on hand to assist with crop disease and weed management issues, and knowledgeable staff members are always happy to answer any horticulture-related queries.
Agricultural Services Resources
The Alternative Land Use Services Program helps sustain agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for the benefit of both landowners and the environment. This voluntary program is available to residents actively using their land for agricultural production.
Agricultural Services supports the development of diversified, competitive and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of the Lac Ste. Anne County region.
Excessive seasonal rainfall results in overland flooding, damaged fields and considerable impacts to landowner properties.
On Wednesday, August 7, Lac Ste. Anne County Council declared a State of Agricultural Disaster. The volume and frequency of precipitation in 2019 has caused incorrigible damage to the crops within the municipality.
While various degrees of damage exist throughout the region, almost all crop has been affected by current moisture conditions in a negative manner. Current conditions have also created an inability for local producers to harvest livestock feed. High humidity and the inability to access waterlogged fields have severely limited the amount feed harvested to this point, with no forecasted change in sight.
The small inventory of feed that has been harvested has been put up in poor condition with degraded feed value and potential storage issues.There is increasing desperation among the Farmers and Ranchers within Lac Ste. Anne County as they continue to watch the daily accumulation of rainfall further inhibit the 2019 crop year.