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Thursday , 23 September 2021

Ag Service Board recommends declaring agricultural disaster in M.D.

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).

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!