Central Peace wrestles with agricultural disaster

Saddle Hills County has declared a state of agricultural disaster, the latest municipality in the Central Peace that has done so to recognize the havoc drought conditions have brought on crops and pastures. Council took the action at its meeting on Tuesday, September 14, saying that prolonged drought conditions throughout the majority of the County have led to low crop yields and quality as well as reduced feed sources. Earlier, Birch Hills County decided to declare a state of agricultural disaster at its meeting on Tuesday, August 24, after gathering information from area agricultural producers on the impact of the protracted drought.

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