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March 27, 2014


MBP ON FUTURE OF COMMUNITY PASTURES
MBP News Release

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) welcomes a pilot program that will see the management of many of the province’s community pastures turned over to the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures (AMCP).
 
“Having access to the pastures has been integral to the success of many Manitoba beef producers’ operations since the inception of the Community Pasture Program,” said Heinz Reimer, MBP president. “We are pleased that funding is being made available under Growing Forward 2 for this three-year pilot program, thereby ensuring producers’ continued access to the pastures that will be managed by the AMCP.”
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CATTLEMEN’S YOUNG LEADERS 2014 RECIPIENTS

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program has announced its 2014 national mentorship recipients. Read more here. The 2014 CYL mentorship recipients from Manitoba include: Kristine Blair (Woodside), Andrew Kopeechuk (Brandon), Brett McRae (Brandon) and Neil Overby (Ste. Rose du Lac). Congratulations to all of the recipients!
 


LAKE MANITOBA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Manitoba's Auditor General released the office's Annual Report to the Legislature on March 19, 2014. Read full report

There is a specific section of the report that examined Parts C and D of the 2011 Lake Manitoba Financial Assistance Program. The information is available here.

WELCOMING HOME TROOPS FROM CFB SHILO
Above: MBP President Heinz Reimer (second from left) spoke at the Welcome Home and Base Family Day at CFB Shilo on March 22, 2014 on behalf of MBP and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. A special thanks to Harvey Dann (far right) who organized and presented the beef barbeque as part of his Steaks for Soldiers events which reach thousands of soldiers and their families across the country. MBP directors and staff helped serve the lunch and were very pleased to be part of this event to welcome the return of TF 2-13 soldiers and to show our gratitude for the work they do as the Canadian Forces.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

March 31-April 5: Visit us! MBP will be at Thru the Farm Gate at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB. Website
 
April 10: Manitoba Ag Hall of Fame Annual General Meeting, 1:30 p.m. Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB. Website
 
April 24: Attend Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba's Annual General Meeting, Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, MB. Website


DEADLINES

FORAGE INSURANCE : The deadline for Forage Insurance is Monday, March 31, 2014. This is the last day to apply for, cancel, or make changes (add or delete crops, change coverage levels) to Select Hay Insurance, Basic Hay Insurance and options. Visit www.masc.mb.ca for more information.
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