Source: Jeremy Simes,, November 5, 2019 

Councillors with the County of Grande Prairie have declared and agricultural disaster in the region, marking what is considered to be a fourth straight year of difficult conditions.

Several factors, including wet conditions that delayed seeding last spring, excessive rainfall, and cool weather have slowed production and have led to poor crop quality, the county said in a news release Nov. 4.

“County Council is very aware of the hardships that our agricultural community is facing as a result of the weather conditions,” said Deputy Reeve Peter Harris, in the news release.

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