Agriculture & Irrigation
  • Stood up for farmers and repealed the NDP’s disastrous Bill 6.
  • Introduced the Farm Freedom and Safety Act to bring forward changes to support the unique nature of the farm and ranch business in Alberta.
  • Recognition of the important role rural communities play when it comes to the community and the overall success of Alberta.
  • $815-million investment will modernize irrigation district infrastructure and increase water storage capacity, creating up to 6,800 direct and indirect permanent jobs and up to 1,280 construction jobs.
  • Introduced the new Agri-food Processing Tax Credit to attract investment and further diversify our economy.
  • Established a Rangeland Grazing Framework to support the important work of ranchers to sustain and enhance the function and productivity of Crown land rangeland ecosystems in a way that promotes biodiversity and ecological goods and services.
  • Increased the Feeder Association Loan Guarantee Program to $150 million to improve producers’ access to capital so they can grow their business and meet the demands of today’s marketplace.

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