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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 

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

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

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What's New 

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 Republished: 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. 

Fusarium Risk Maps. 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.   

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

Agricultural Risk Management Review Task Force Consultations
July 9, Melita, Town Hall, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
July 13, Swan River, Westwood Inn, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
July 14, Dauphin, St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 20, Arborg, Arborg Bifrost Community Centre, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 21, Portage la Prairie, Canad Inns Destination Centre, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 27, Beausejour, Sandy-Salteaux Spiritual Centre, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 28, Morris, Morris United Church, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Crop Diagnostic School - Farmers' Day
July 17, 2015: The Crop Diagnostic School is designed to refine the diagnostic skills of producers involved in field scouting and assessing crop health.

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

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Upcoming Deadlines

July 10, 2015: Manure Management Financial Assistance Program

July 13, 2015: Applications are being accepted starting at 9:00 a.m. for two new BMP's in the Growing Assurance-Environment program

Growing Assurance - Food Safety On-Farm

September 1, 2015: Growing Visions

September 1, 2015: Growing Actions

Growing Competitiveness: Next Generation

Growing Competitiveness: Agri-Extension

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