The Mossey River Municipality has declared a state of agricultural disaster and requested assistance from the federal and provincial governments last week.

Reeve Ron Kostyshyn says council had a discussion about the challenges that producers are facing in the municipality.

“On behalf of the ratepayers and council, we felt we needed to inform the provincial and federal government of the drought conditions that we’re experiencing, and basically just notifying them that producers are in need of support or additional programming to help them through these troubling times.”

Kostyshyn says they haven’t heard from the provincial or federal government yet.

“The provincial government is in consultation with the federal government I believe, but I think the sooner the better given the circumstances producers are sitting with.”

Kostyshyn hopes the governments get together soon to make an announcement about a plan for producers.