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Drought disasters declared by two southwest RMs

A semi hauling hay bales fuels up at the Co-op on Friday morning. Drought conditions in many parts of the Southwest are causing a feed shortage, forcing producers to buy hay from other regions. The RMs of Maple Creek and Piapot are the first in the province to declare states of agricultural disaster due to the lack of rain. Photo by Marcia Love

By Marcia Love As drought conditions continue, the RMs of Maple Creek and Piapot are both declaring a "state of agricultural disaster." The hot, dry weather and extreme lack of rain resulted in the two rural municipalities making the declaration to allow access to provincial or federal relief programs if they become available. "You see places where there have been some timely rains and other… Read More »

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A semi hauling hay bales fuels up at the Co-op on Friday morning. Drought conditions in many parts of the Southwest are causing a feed shortage, forcing producers to buy hay from other regions. The RMs of Maple Creek and Piapot are the first in the province to declare states of agricultural disaster due to the lack of rain. Photo by Marcia Love

Drought disasters declared by two southwest RMs

By Marcia Love As drought conditions continue, the RMs of Maple Creek and Piapot are both declaring a "state of agricultural disaster." The hot, dry… Read More »

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