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Investment in the Taber Irrigation District benefits local farmers

Taber, Alberta – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - The governments of Canada and Alberta are granting $205,000 to the Taber Irrigation District with funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
This funding will go towards grants for four separate projects, improving Alberta's already world-class irrigated farmland and attracting investment from food companies around the world. These types of food processing investments create high paying jobs, increase agricultural trade and grow our economy.
These projects include:
  • $75,000 to assess, select, install and commission a centralized SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system to track water orders and use
  • $55,000 to identify opportunities to detain, collect, treat and re-use runoff, and develop the East Horsefly Drain/Bonette Lake system
  • $40,000 for asset management and critical condition and 
  • $35,000 for aquatic weed exclusion at Fincastle Reservoir Approach
These grants support better water security and availability. Producers pay for water on a per acre basis and effective infrastructure ensures they are getting good value for their money and that water is available for irrigation, value-added processing and other uses.
Alberta's Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure we are benefitting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada's most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth. Alberta came together to save lives by flattening the curve and now we must do the same to save livelihoods, grow and thrive.
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