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Alberta assessing cropland damage from floods

Photo courtesy of Global News.

June 25, 2013 - Alberta crop and livestock producers may suffer losses from last week's floods, but Alberta Agriculture minister Verlyn Olson says officials won't know the extent of damage until waters recede.

Most of the damage is isolated to areas along river banks and creeks. The flooding has forced some producers to move livestock to higher ground.

Eighty-five percent of crops in Alberta were rated in good or excellent condition as of June 18, prior to flooding.

Olson says the province is monitoring the integrity of dams used for farm irrigation.

Alberta Agriculture has posted flood and flood recovery information on its website here.