The Alberta and Canada governments are providing $165 million to support livestock producers affected by drought and extreme growing conditions
The 2023 growing season was extremely challenging for farmers and ranchers throughout the province, due to dry conditions that have led to extraordinary losses and costs. The governments of Alberta and Canada are partnering on a 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance response
, to provide $165 million to livestock producers affected by drought and extreme growing conditions.
Funding for this joint AgriRecovery initiative is cost-shared through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership
(Sustainable CAP), with the federal government providing $99 million and Alberta’s government providing $66 million. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
(AFSC) will administer the program.
Livestock producers with grazing animals can apply for financial support to cover losses they incurred to manage and maintain their breeding herds. For example, eligible producers could access up to $150 per head for breeding animals.
Program details are still being finalized and applications for this initiative will be available later this month. Participants are strongly encouraged to apply online through AFSC Connect
for faster service.
More information on the 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance response can be found here
Manager of Policy & Advocacy