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Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) is dedicated to building a more stable and profitable agriculture and food sector, and stronger communities across rural and northern Manitoba. We provide programs and services that support the growth and prosperity of the sector and the local economy.

MAFRD Growing Opportunities (GO) Offices and Centres are front-line delivery locations for producers, processors and rural communities that include a wide range of services including farm production, rural economic development, leadership and business development.

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Latest News

January 18, 2016 - 2016 MASC Program changes offer Additional Protection

Jan 18, 2016 - Governments Support Projects and Research Using Biomass Energy

Jan 18, 2016 - Province Releases Discussion Document on Guiding Rural Economic Development

January 14, 2016 - Leading Canadian agribusiness investing up to $25 million in new grain handling and bean processing operation

Jan 12, 2016 - Canada/Manitoba News Release:  Governments Invest in Expansion of Locally Owned Poultry Processing Facility

January 11, 2016 - Governments invest in innovative hemp-based processing

January 8, 2016 - Governments Expand Network of Ag Weather Stations

January 7, 2016 - Governments Support Innovation At Local Fruit And Vegetable Puree-Processing Company

January 6, 2016 - Agriculture Risk Management Review Task Force Makes 25 Recommendations to Improve Climate-related Risk Management

December 30, 2015 - Governments’ Investment Will Increase Production, Reduce Waste at Potato Processing Facility

December 16, 2015 - Governments Invest in Expansion of Locally Owned Food-processing Company

December 15, 2015: Governments Support Manitoba's Dairy Sector with Funding for $50-million Facility

November 24, 2015 - Provincial Program Provides $100,000 Funding for Commercial Food Equipment

November 23, 2015 - Province Announces Funding Levels for Economic Development Grant Program Increased

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What's New 

Farm Practices Protection
The Farm Practices Protection Act protects farmers from liability in nuisance for any odour, noise, dust, smoke or other disturbance resulting from the agricultural operation, if the farmers use normal farming practices and do not violate land use control laws, The Environment Act or The Public Health Act.

Did You Know about the Farm Machinery and Equipment Act?
The Farm Machinery and Equipment Act is not well known among farmers, but has many valuable benefits to them.  The act, which is administered and enforced by the Manitoba Farm Industry Board (MFIB), protects farmers when they buy or lease farm machinery or farm equipment in Manitoba, by governing purchase, delivery and repair.

Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey Results. A total of 411 survey responses were received (representing just over 76,000 cows). How do you compare to these benchmarks?

The Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council (MCEC) was dissolved on December 31, 2014.  The audited financial statements for 2014 (140 KB) and for previous years (PDF 3.3 MB) are available.


Upcoming Events

January 26 & 27, 2016: 2016 Young Farmers Conference, Winnipeg
 
 
 

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Upcoming Deadlines

 

February 8, 2016 to February 12, 2016: Growing Assurance - Environment
 
March 1, 2016: Growing Actions

March 1, 2016: Growing Visions
 
March 15, 2016: Partner 4 Growth
 
 

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