Manitoba Infrastructure is gathering input on a proposed grid of trade and commerce routes as the provincial government plans to expand the network of Road Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) highways in Manitoba. The recommendations in this submission are guided by KAP policy and input from KAP’s transportation policy committee. Click here to read the full submission.
During the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation’s (MASC) 2019 and 2020 program review consultations, provincial commodity associations expressed their interest in the development of insurance options for innovative grazing strategies, polycrops, novel crops and forage establishment. Subsequently, KAP conducted a Polycrop Insurance survey of forage producers between February and April 2021. The survey required forage producers to comment on potential program seeding deadlines, dollar coverage and acre enrollment.
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In advance of the virtual meeting of federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers, KAP provided a submission to Agriculture and Resource Development on the issues facing Manitoba farmers. Click here to read the full submission.
Farmers take biosecurity and food safety seriously because they know that the food they produce should meet the highest standards. KAP is committed, through policy developed by farmers, to protect the interests of agriculture from the spread of animal disease, and to address the growing trend of rural crime and trespassing in Manitoba.[Read more…] about Submission – Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act
Agriculture and agri-food processing is a significant driver of Manitoba’s economy. In 2020, primary production and food manufacturing accounted for 6.9 per cent of Manitoba’s GDP and provided 40,830 jobs in Manitoba. Beyond producing food, farmers are also caretakers of the natural landscape and implement sustainable farming practices to ensure a viable agricultural industry for future generations.
Farmers adopt and utilize modern techniques and systems aimed at reducing their carbon footprint, and they are invested in increasing the health of the soil and the health of the land and water critical to their crops and livestock. Despite progress in reducing emissions intensity and providing ecological goods and services, farmers are still subject to carbon pollution pricing on fuel used in grain dryers and for heating and cooling barns.