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Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) 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.
MAFRI 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.
May 15, 2013: NEWS RELEASE: Province Extends Health Coverage to Seasonal Agricultural Workers. Effective this summer, seasonal agricultural workers will become eligible for Manitoba Health coverage while they work in the province.
May 14, 2013: Controlled Crop Residue Burning Program. Be familiar with the regulations and how it affects your farm operation. Always call before you burn crop residue.
May 9, 2013: Partner 4 Growth. Program application and terms and conditions now available. Application deadline is May 31, 2013.
May 6, 2013: Seasonal Reports Kick-off Growing Season. Get updates on what's happening in Manitoba fields that could affect crops.
May 3, 2013: NEWS RELEASE: Budget 2013: Investing in Economic Opportunities, Jobs, Innovation in Rural Manitoba Through Partner 4 Growth Program. The province is investing in greater economic opportunities and jobs for rural Manitoba families and their communities through the Partner 4 Growth program.
April 23, 2013 NEWS RELEASE: Ministers of Agriculture announce new incentive program for farmers. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn announce the Growing Forward 2 program details for the agricultural sector in Manitoba.
Partner 4 Growth
May 31, 2013 is the application deadline to apply for cost shared funding for regions to identify and pursue economic development opportunities based on identified regional strategic advantages.
2013 Seeding Deadlines Dates
MASC has established seeding deadlines for all insurable crops in Manitoba. To qualify for full coverage, crops must be seeded by the seeding deadline.
2013 Crop Diagnostic School Workshops
July 9-12 and July 15-19, 2013: Daily sessions for the 2013 school are designed to refine the diagnostic skills of agronomists and producers involved in field scouting and assessing crop health. Register early.
Insure your crops with flexible, competitive hail insurance coverage from MASC. Apply today.
2013 Manitoba Fair Guide
Discover Manitoba's vibrant rural communities. It is where agriculture, industry, education and recreation unite to celebrate community.
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