The Canada and Manitoba governments will fund two new beneficial management practices. The first will support more environmentally responsible fuel storage and the second will help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms.
Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer is encouraging the province’s pork producers to take advantages of programs being offered through Growing Forward 2 to improve biosecurity on their farms.
Key among the wide range of farming topics discussed at Keystone Agricultural Producers’ General Council meeting this past week in Portage la Prairie was the upcoming Growing Forward 3 policy framework, a federal-provincial agreement that sets the terms and conditions for the majority of agriculture programming for farmers.
New research and development of soybean varieties has recently caused a boom in Manitoba as the number of acres seeded with soybeans has more than doubled since 2011.
Governments will invest more than $3.1 million to support applied research and develop information and resources focused on sustainable beef production.
Manitoba’s place as a national leader in grain research, production and processing will be enhanced through three research projects funded under Growing Forward 2.
A new, $4-million processing system at Peak of the Market will ensure Manitoba-grown vegetables are shipped to consumers efficiently and with even higher quality.
A new, national accreditation program focused on quality, food safety and animal welfare will be implemented on Manitoba’s dairy farms with financial support provided through Growing Forward 2.
Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward 2.