Alberta finance minister Joe Ceci tabled the 2018 provincial budget in the legislature March 22. | Government of Alberta photo

Alta. budget gives agriculture slight boost

Despite increased spending, other areas within the ag ministry will see reductions, such as research and extension

Alberta farmers can anticipate more funding for energy and insurance programs, and even a few more occupational health and safety officers on the ground, according to the 2018 provincial budget. The budget, tabled March 22, shows Alberta will spend roughly $1.1 billion at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which is $42 million more than […] Read more

Alberta finance minister Joe Ceci tabled the 2018 provincial budget in the legislature March 22. | Government of Alberta photo

Alta. budget gives ag slight boost

Alberta farmers can anticipate more funding for energy and insurance programs, and even a few more occupational health and safety officers on the ground, according to the 2018 provincial budget. The budget, tabled yesterday, shows Alberta will spend roughly $1.1 billion at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which is $42 million more than was […] Read more

Alberta finance minister Joe Ceci handed down the first budget under the new NDP government October 27. | Mary MacArthur photo

Alberta budget preserves agriculture spending

Agriculture survived unscathed in the first budget under the new NDP government. Spending under the new combined ministry of agriculture and forestry will remain at $1.1 billion with few changes to programs. Grants to agriculture service boards and local fairs will stay the same. The $2 million cuts in grants to the Calgary Stampede and […] Read more