County Discusses AFSC Pea Seeding Deadline With Minister Of Ag & Forestry

County Discusses AFSC Pea Seeding Deadline With Minister Of Ag & Forestry
Posted on 02/21/2018

2017 seeding was a trying spring for numerous producers across Alberta. With above average soil moisture from the previous fall it was difficult for producers to get crops off the field then the new crop in the ground prior to crop insurance deadlines.

Effective May 15th, 2017, numerous AFSC crop seeding deadlines were extended except for field peas. 

This meant that peas seeded after the deadline no longer qualified for wildlife damage.

The Agricultural Service Board and Council of Saddle Hills County set up a meeting on January 31st, to discuss the AFSC pea seeding deadline with the Minister. It was a very positive and productive discussion between the parties.

The County is asking for testimonials from pea growers comparing yields prior to the seeding deadline and after.

If you would like to provide information please contact Saddle Hills County's Agricultural Foreman - Dessa Nicholson.