Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) held its Spring Advisory Council meeting Thursday.
President Bill Campbell highlighted some recent success stories.
"We have continuously called for improvements to AgriStability and we know that removing the reference margin limit is welcome news to many producers. This change will simplify the program and effectively lower the payment trigger to lower cost operations. While this is not a comprehensive solution, it is a bridge as we continue to call for improvements to the next Canadian ag partner framework."
Campbell highlighted another positive.
"There is a provincial government's decision to begin to phase out the education property tax. We have advocated for the complete removal of education taxes from all property including agricultural lands and production buildings. Farmers pay a disproportionate amount of education property taxes and until the tax is completely removed they will continue to pay more than their fair share."
The meeting also included a presentation from Manitoba Hydro and another one focusing on mental health.Click here to see more...