2018 Annual Meeting Resolutions

Farm Labour

Resolved, THAT KAP establish a committee to prepare a formal proposal to Apprenticeship Manitoba to establish ‘Agricultural Craft’ as a designated trade offered at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Resolved, THAT KAP investigate opportunities with educational providers to develop an agricultural operator’s or trade course.

Land Prices and Land Use

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to explore the possibility of initiating a 5% levy on farmland sales prices for any investor who buys farmland and has not been actively farming within 3 years; and be it further

 

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government use money collected through a farmland sales price levy to enhance Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation’s Young Farmer Rebate program. 

 

Resolved, THAT KAP make a submission to the Manitoba Ombudsman outlining the issues that arose with regards to The Municipal Act and the procedures followed by the Manitoba Municipal Board during the 2016-2017 process of the City of Steinbach’s annexation of nearby farmland.

Emergency Services

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to develop an effective emergency communications strategy for farmers and others working in remote areas with poor wireless coverage.

 

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to more clearly communicate their plans to maintain service levels to KAP members and rural residents; and, be it further.

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to ensure rural residents and communities receive timely EMS and fire services.

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to investigate the challenges associated with identifying rural locations and access routes in order to develop a solution that will standardize and simplify the ability of emergency responders to identify these locations and the best routes for accessing them.

Environment

Resolved, THAT KAP encourage governments, universities, private industry, and farmers to research and develop model farms and BMPs which further foster and promote healthy soils and increase the sequestration of carbon into the soils.

Resolved, THAT KAP continue to lobby the Manitoba government to exempt the fuels and utilities that are used to heat and cool confined livestock, grain dryers and greenhouse spaces under Manitoba’s carbon pricing plan; and be it further.

Resolved, THAT if KAP is unsuccessful in lobbying the Manitoba government to exempt fuels and utilities for heating and cooling confined livestock, grain dryers and greenhouse spaces due to government inability to segregate said use that KAP lobby the Manitoba government to provide a full carbon tax rebate associated with said fuels and utilities usage.

Resolved, THAT KAP support and encourage the early adoption of the B5 biodiesel mandate; and be it further

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to give preference under the B5 biodiesel mandate to biodiesel produced using products that are grown in or sourced from Western Canada.

Be it Resolved THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to require that membership to Conservation Districts be mandatory for all municipalities, towns and cities in the province of Manitoba.

Resolved, THAT KAP work with the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and the Manitoba government to find some way (such as bringing the three Manitoba oilseed crushing plants into the output based pricing as a single emitter) to minimize the impact of the proposed carbon tax.

Wildlife

Resolved, THAT KAP send a letter to the Manitoba Wildlife and Fisheries Enhancement Fund supporting The Cypress River Wildlife Association’s request for funding for the purchase of the Jager Pro M.I.N.E. Trap.

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba government to increase bag limits to at least two whitetailed deer per license including either antlered or antlerless deer in this bag limit.

BRM

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation to develop separate hail insurance rates for pod shatter resistant varieties of canola.

Transportation

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Government of Canada to continue funding the AG Transport Coalition.

Livestock

Be it Resolved THAT KAP lobby the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ensure they are enforcing the requirements within the Feeds Act and associated regulations that set maximum contaminant levels in feed produced and sold by commercial feed mills.

Rural Development

Resolved, THAT KAP lobby the Government of Canada to make changes to the Competition Bureau in order to allow it to monitor corporate mergers and make companies financially accountable for commitments they put forward while going through the merger process.

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