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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 

September 22, 2015: Manitoba’s first-ever Farm and Food Awareness Week runs Sept. 20 to 26

August 10, 2015: Great Manitoba Food Fight Seeks New Local Food Favourites

July 8, 2015: New Research, Development Projects to Receive $2 Million in Federal and Provincial Support

July 2, 2015: Province Continues to Support Transition From Coal to Biomass With Funding Program

June 25, 2015:  Governments to Fund Two New Beneficial Management Practices for Manitoba Farms

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

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What's New 

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

Upcoming Events

October 14, 2015: The Great Manitoba Food Fight

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

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Upcoming Deadlines

October 1, 2015: Growing Assurance - Food Safety Processing & Distribution

October 1, 2015: Growing Value - Commercialization

October 1, 2015: Growing Innovation - On-Farm

October 1, 2015: Growing Innovation - Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative

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