Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to assist the project team with reviewing and realigning the Manitoba Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) content to enable an application to the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) for equivalency to the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) 2.1.[Read more…] about KAP request for proposals – eEFP benchmarking
On Friday July 31, KAP sent a letter to Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, outlining the cost of the federal carbon tax on Manitoba farmers and urging the federal government to reconsider providing an exemption to both grain drying costs and the heating of barns.
Click here to read the full letter and supporting documents.
July 29, 2020, WINNIPEG, MB – Challenging production conditions across Manitoba have provincial farm groups representing beef, grain and forage producers asking farmers with extra straw, hay or alternative feed to consider listing their products for sale.
Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) and Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), together with Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association (MFGA), are warning that livestock producers could be facing a challenging summer and fall that will affect their ability to source feed and straw for their livestock.[Read more…] about KAP News Release – Call for extra hay, straw and feed to be made available for purchase by livestock producers
Farm safety demonstration tractor unveiled
A collaboration between the University of Manitoba (UM), Red River College (RRC) and Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) driven by the need for an agricultural safety training tool has produced a unique vehicle that will help predict, teach and demonstrate tractor roll overs.
The Mini Roll Over Training Tractor (Mini ROTT) was demonstrated at the UM’s Glenlea Research Station on July 16. Approximately the size of an average lawn tractor but with the appearance of a traditional tractor, the radio-controlled Mini ROTT will be used for teaching and demonstration of roll overs and activities that will enhance students’ and farmers’ understanding of farm safety practices.[Read more…] about KAP news release – Farm safety demonstration tractor unveiled
The following statement is attributable to Bill Campbell, president, Keystone Agricultural Producers.
“We commend Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development and Manitoba Agricultural Service Corporation (MASC) for undertaking a review of Manitoba Forage Insurance and for releasing the full contents of the review publicly. The contents of this review will help government better understand risk management behaviour and insurance purchasing decisions of Manitoba forage producers.