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Growing Assurance - Environment

Your Land. Your Livelihood. Your Legacy.

Manitoba producers are good stewards of the land they farm. They protect their resources and continue to improve the sustainability of their farms through practices that help:

  • conserve soil
  • protect water quality
  • reduce odour and greenhouse gas emissions
  • increase farm productivity and profitability

Environmental sustainability includes making responsible decisions and taking actions to reduce negative effects on the environment and farming operations. Improving environmental sustainability creates a valuable legacy for the next farming generation.

Environmental Farm Plans

The adoption of environmental farm planning enhances Canada's reputation as a supplier of safe, high-quality foods produced in an environmentally responsible way.

Producers will continue to receive support to develop and update Environmental Farm Plans (EFP) under the Growing Assurance program. EFPs must be renewed every five years to remain valid and to be eligible to apply for financial assistance in adopting beneficial management practices (BMP). If you do not have a Statement of Completion, or need to renew your Statement of Completion, contact your local MAFRI GO Office to register for an EFP workshop.

 

Beneficial Management Practices

Growing Assurance - Environment helps farmers improve the environmental sustainability of their operations with funds for specific beneficial management practices (BMPs) that support the Manitoba government's strategy to reduce the risk of nutrient loss to water.

Cost shared funding is available to producers to help implement the following specific eligible BMPs identified in their EFP action plan:

  • increased manure storage capacity
  • improved manure storage (repair)
  • manure treatment
  • farmyard runoff control
  • relocation of livestock confinement
  • extensive wintering of livestock

How to Apply for Growing Assurance - Environment


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