Environment

Environment Page

Manitoba Agriculture delivers programming that supports the development of Manitoba's agriculture and agri-processing sector while protecting agri-environmental resources.

The Agri-Resource Branch is the point of contact in government for leadership and advice on agri-environmental issues and represents Manitoba in regional and national discussions. The Branch also oversees Manitoba's agri-environment programming.

Staff of the Agri-Resource Branch focus their efforts on the development of programs, policies, regulations and extension materials to facilitate the adoption of beneficial management practices (BMPs). 

 


Latest News

What's New

Fall Soil Moisture Survey
The Fall Soil Moisture Survey is complete for 2017!  Check back soon for maps that depict how much moisture was available in the root zone prior to freeze up - an indication of what can be expected in the spring.

 

Growing News
Read about the latest Growing Forward 2 funded projects and the progress being made in Manitoba.

 

 


 

 

Financial Assistance Programs

Growing Assurance - Ecological Goods and Services. Provides financial assistance to local Conservation Districts (CDs) to work with producers to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) on farms to conserve and enhance ecological goods and services (EG&S) on the agricultural landscape.

Manure Management Financial Assistance Program (MMFAP). Provides financial assistance for pig producers to eliminate the need to apply manure in the winter, minimize the risk of leaks from their storage structures and install manure treatment systems to meet the new soil phosphorus thresholds. 

 
 
Events
 
Environmental Farm Plan Workshops will be conducted on an as-needed basis.
Please contact your nearest MB Agriculture Office to have your name added to a waiting list.  You will be contacted about the next available workshop in your area.
 
Brandon Hog & Livestock Show -  December 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Keystone Centre
 
Manitoba Conservation Districts Convention - December 11 & 12, 2017 - Keystone Centre, Brandon
 
Ag Days - January 16-18, 2018 - Keystone Centre, Brandon