Record high temperatures coupled with little rainfall over the last month have greatly damaged the crop and feed outlook throughout Western Canada, resulting in farmers and ranchers in precarious positions.
Having seen the widespread devastation firsthand, I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for farmers, ranchers, and agriculture producers during these challenging times, while highlighting the importance of Canada’s Ag Industry.
The importance of a stable agricultural industry, as well as a stable commodity and food supply chain, cannot be understated.
This is why my Conservative colleagues and I, along with our provincial and municipal partners, are working together to ensure our Ag Industry is supported and provided with the necessary assistance to survive what could be the worst drought in decades.
To aid farmers, ranchers, and the entire agricultural industry, Conservatives have been calling on the Federal Liberal Government to take action. To put aside political differences to assist this essential industry.
If you are a producer affected and need more information, please feel free to reach out to my office as programs and supports are changing rapidly.
While we are finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, Canadians and everyone involved in agriculture cannot afford to be burdened with massive disruptions.
I am asking those in the Ag Industry in Battle River-Crowfoot to reach out to my office and describe how the drought is affecting your operations. Your feedback and input are greatly valued as it provides me with the insight needed to address problems in Battle River-Crowfoot.
As a fifth-generation farmer, my family is also feeling the impacts and I know how difficult times can stress a farmer’s bottom line, their long-term viability, and their mental health.
By Damien C. Kurek, Battle River – Crowfoot MP