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Ag in Manitoba’s throne speech

Ag in Manitoba’s throne speech

Farmers can expect a policy announcement soon, the government says

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

Manitoba agriculture received a few mentions during the first throne speech for Premier Wab Kinew’s government.

The first came during a portion of the speech about upcoming policy announcements for Manitobans.

This included pausing the provincial gas tax at the pumps, and something specifically for the ag sector.

“In the coming days, we will also announce a significant new policy to help the agricultural industry by lowering costs for producers and ranchers,” Lieutenant-Governor Anita Neville said while reading the speech on Nov. 21.

Another mention of ag came while the government outlined its plans for a strong economy with good jobs.

Premier Kinew’s government promises to respect ag as it continues to push boundaries.

“Manitoba’s agricultural producers work hard to feed families in Manitoba and around the world,” the throng speech says. “We will respect these producers and partner with the agricultural industry to invest in agricultural science, innovation, resilience and sustainability.”

The provincial government also promises to bring relief to beef producers on Crown land leases.

During the election campaign, the Manitoba NDP committed to reversing changes to Crown land leases the previous PC government announced in July.

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