In response to widespread drought conditions, Wheatland County has declared a Municipal Agricultural Disaster effective July 5, 2023.
Low growing season moisture compounded by extended periods of extreme heat, both of which have substantially depleted our soil moisture reserves have dealt a severe blow to all facets of agricultural production within Wheatland County. This declaration highlights the significant challenges our agricultural producers are encountering and will face over the next several months.
Wheatland County acknowledges the crucial role our agricultural industry plays, not only for our municipality and province, but also on a national and global scale. We are also aware that our agricultural health directly impacts global food security and economic stability.
We are committed to work with all levels of government and are optimistic that we can assist in the development and implementation of a recovery program that will effectively support our agricultural producers through this difficult time.