Posted Oct. 29, 2018
The final Agroclimate Impact Reporter survey of the year is now open! Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is collecting information from producers across the country regarding how weather is affecting their farm operations. The information from these surveys helps ground-truth data and monitor areas of concern across the country. A multi-year drought across much of Saskatchewan resulted in significant feed shortages across the province. Soil moisture has improved over the past couple of months, but in some areas rain and snow has led to delayed or halted harvesting operations. AAFC wants to hear about the impact these climate conditions had on agricultural operations, and what conditions are like going into the winter. This is a critical period for data collection, as your details will help decision-makers better understand end-of-year conditions across the country, helping inform policies and programs such as the Canadian Drought Monitor and Livestock Tax Deferral.
To access the current survey, click here (English), or cut and paste the following link into your web browser. The survey will be open until October 31. If you require assistance with the survey, please call at (780) 495-4526 to fill this form out over the phone.
If you are interested in results from previous surveys, check out the maps on the Drought Watch website, posted here. At present only maps for the Prairie region are posted, however if we get more reports from Eastern Canada we will be able to post those products as well.
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