2017 Annual Meeting Resolutions

 

Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses

 

KAP will:

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada to facilitate the transition of the Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Railway to alternative ownership in a time frame that is sufficient to ensure the operation of the Port of Churchill for the 2017 grain shipping season. 

  • Work with provincial and national commodity and livestock associations and the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group to attract private sector investment to establish a soybean processing facility to Manitoba.

  • Meet with the Canadian Grain Commission and investigate the possibility of using their current surplus to initiate an insurance program similar to the Ontario model that would provide a less cumbersome and more effective security for all those selling grain.

 

Environment & Land Use

 

KAP will:

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba to reintroduce the Surface Water Management Act with minor changes as recommended by KAP. 

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba to undertake an evaluation of the impact of flood control works on farmers and landowners.

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada to compensate landowners for damage to crops and soil productivity caused by the operation of flood control works.

  • Lobby the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba to reinvest all revenue collected through carbon taxes on agricultural inputs and transportation back into primary agriculture and/or projects directly assisting primary agriculture.

  • Lobby the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba to be accountable and transparent with revenue collection and redistribution relating to carbon taxes.

  • Develop an awareness campaign on its carbon policy, including easy-to-understand graphics regarding the direct and indirect costs of carbon pricing, and any other topics that need clarity.

  • Lobby the Government of Canada to require all major telecommunications companies operating within the Province of Manitoba to provide complete cell service and coverage in all rural areas.

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba to develop rules requiring hunters and trappers to have written permission from land owners before hunting and trapping on their land.

  • Ask the Government of Manitoba to be included in the consultation process on developing a safe solution for night hunting.

 

Taxation

 

KAP will

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba to reduce the portioned assessment on land that falls under the farm property class.

 

Young Farmers 

KAP will:

  • Introduce a scholarship for students attending the Assiniboine Community College Agribusiness Program.

  • Work with the Canadian Young Farmers Forum, Manitoba Outstanding Young Farmers Program, and the KAP Young Farmers Committee to foster closer relations and encourage greater engagement by young farmers in all three organizations.

 

Business Risk Management

 

KAP will: 

  • Lobby the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation to include all livestock as eligible livestock, and expand the species list of possible predators in the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program for Livestock Predation.

 

Transportation 

 

KAP will:

  • Lobby Transport Canada to immediately enact a new standard for ammonia tank construction or re-enact the former standard TC51.

  • Lobby Transport Canada to return to 5 year testing intervals for ammonia tanks.

 

Other

 

KAP will:

  • Lobby the Government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada to clarify and clearly communicate new food processing rules

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