The following statement is attributable to Bill Campbell, president, Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP):
“KAP welcomes the Government of Manitoba’s announcement of a team to review and develop a new model of education funding for implementation in the 2023-2024 school year.
Education funding is an issue that affects every farmer in Manitoba. As farm property values continue to increase year over year in most rural municipalities, farmers are contributing more than their fair share of the cost of education.
We look forward to working with the team to ensure that an equitable distribution of taxes between farm property and residential property is reflected in the new education funding model.
We are also reiterating our call for the continued removal of education property taxes from farm property in Budget 2022. Farmers need financial certainty when drought conditions, supply chain pressures and rising input costs are affecting their farm operations.”
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is Manitoba’s general farm policy organization, providing a unified voice for farmers on issues that affect agriculture.
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Manager of Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Direct: (204) 898-2641