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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 

November 12, 2015 - Province Supports Economic Development with Rural Grants

October 16, 2015 - Province Announces Public Consultations On Veterinary Service in Rural Manitoba Beginning Soon


October 2, 2015: Province Advises Applications for 2016 Hometown Manitoba Grants Still Being Accepted

October 2, 2015: Province Passes Management of Community Pastures Program to Non-profit Organization

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Given the above average temperatures as of late resulting in soils that have not yet frozen, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has further extended the nutrient application deadline until midnight on November 19, 2015.  Further information including the full list of conditions can be found at: www.manitoba.ca/nutrientdates

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?

Recent cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry and people exposed to live poultry associated with an Alberta mail order hatchery, have raised concerns about potential human and animal health issues.   

Crop and Weather Report. Sign up here for email alerts or follow us on twitter at @MBGovAg.

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.

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December 15, 2015: Hometown Manitoba

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