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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 

 

June 22, 2015: Manitoba Government Helps Communities Put Best Foot Forward With Grant Funding

June 18, 2015: Announces Consultation Schedule for Agricultural Risk Management Task Force 

June 17, 2015: Manitoba Government Moving Quickly to Implement Small Scale Food Task Force Recommendations

June 16, 2015: Province Renews Three-year Tri-partner Agreement on Nutrient Management

June 4, 2015: Manitoba Government Creates New Task Force to Evaluate Rural Veterinary Services

June 3, 2015: Manitoba Renews Support for Manure Management Financial Assistance Program

June 2, 2015: Province Introduces Legislative Amendments that would Strengthen Protection of Agricultural Land from Noxious Weeds

May 21, 2015: Government Support New Infrared Grain-sorting Technology at Winnipeg-based Feed Mill

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What's New

Two New BMPs 
Two new best management practices: On-farm Fuel Storage and Sanitation Equipment will be accepting applications starting July 13, 2015.

 

2015/16 Approved Projects(PDF 47 KB) for Hometown Manitoba released.

Revised and Republised: Manitoba HACCP Advantage Manual - Version 2. Manitoba HACCP Advantage is a food safety standard that companies big and small can implement to demonstrate their commitment to food safety. 

The first Fusarium Risk Map of the season has been posted on the MAFRD website. The optimal timing for Fusarium Head Blight Control in wheat is at the early flowering stage. It is important to scout individual fields as local conditions can vary greatly and the map may not reflect the risk in your individual fields. Maps will be updated daily (Monday-Friday) from now until the end of the flowering period for spring wheat in the province (typically late July/early August).

Assessing the Frost and Flood Damage in Your Alfalfa. The June 8th Crop Report indicates alfalfa fields in some areas of the Province was stunted by frost.

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.   

New Local Produce Guide 2015: Experience Fresh from the Farm! This guide lists farmers' markets, pre-picked stands, u-pick vegetable gardens and community supported agriculture farms.

Clubroot Distribution in Manitoba (2009-2014) This map shows positive clubroot findings by Rural Municipality (RM), discovered through laboratory testing for presence of clubroot spores in soil and/or positive confirmation of clubroot symptomatic plants.

Insect and Disease Update. Current reports and observations on populations of insects and diseases of field crops are compiled weekly, and the report indicates which pathogens and insects are of current concern and where in Manitoba highest levels are occurring.

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.  Its website has been taken down. The audited financial statements (PDF 6.7 MB) from the previous website are now provided.


Upcoming Events

Consultation for the Safe Food For Canadians Act (PDF 173 KB)
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Manitoba HACCP Advantage Revised and Republished Information Session (PDF 250 KB)
Tuesday, July 7
, 2015

Manitoba Fair Guide 2015 (PDF 522 KB)
List of fairs and exhibitions in Manitoba.

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Upcoming Deadlines

July 1, 2015: Growing Assurance - Food Safety Processing and Distribution

Growing Value - Commercialization

July 10, 2015: Manure Management Financial Assistance Program

Growing Assurance - Food Safety On-Farm

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