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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.
January 18, 2016 - 2016 MASC Program changes offer Additional Protection
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
December 16, 2015 - Governments Invest in Expansion of Locally Owned Food-processing Company
November 24, 2015 - Provincial Program Provides $100,000 Funding for Commercial Food Equipment
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?