HISTORY OF FARMS & ACREAGES in the Peace Country
It wasn't until the railroad came to the Peace Country in 1916, that many homesteaders were finally able to make their way here. It was a difficult time for the families that spent endless hours breaking the land for crops. Rocks, roots and trees had to be cleared and it was usually done by all members of the family. Wheat, barley and oats have been the traditional crops, and over the years canola was introduced. In recent years the Peace Country has become the largest producer of canola. According to Alberta Canada Stats, there are about 5,100 farms with a total of 5.8 million acres in the Alberta portion of the Peace Country. (2006 census). In the Peace Country the agricultural industry grew around 6% from 2006 to 2011.
Drought takes toll on South Peace Cattle and Grain Producers. 2021 started out on the positive sign but then the lack of rain and record heat contributed to be one of the worste seasons for grain and cattle producers. It caused a hay shortage and increased prices for hay causing many to sell early.
NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country
Repairing Minnesota Mound and Septic Tank
Repairing a Septic Minnesota Mound near Grande Prairie (includes some of the costs)
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WATER WELLS: Recommended to be tested for bacteriological quality twice a year and every 2 years for a chemical analysis. A shallow well may also require treatment a number of times per year.
DUG OUTS: Water from dug outs should not be used for drinking unless it is filtered and disinfected. The water then should be tested for bacteriological and chemical quality to ensure its safety.
CISTERNS: Water should be pumped out and disinfected with bleach at least once a year to reduce bacteria and algae.