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Manitoba Beef Producers Encouraging Members To Participate In Forage Insurance Review

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is encouraging members to participate in the Forage Insurance Review currently underway in the province.
 
“Producers have often raised concerns about gaps or challenges with the current forage insurance offerings that limit their responsiveness and which discourage them from taking out policies,” said MBP President Dianne Riding. “Right now, we have been provided with a very important opportunity by the provincial government to provide feedback on what is or isn’t working, as well as what would be valuable in terms of program changes.”
 
Producers can fill out the online survey until March 15.
 
They can also visit a public kiosk available at the following Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development locations. Appointment is necessary:
 
Vita 204-425-5050
Carberry 204-834-8815
Virden 204-748-4770
Swan River 204-734-3417
Roblin 204-937-6460
The Pas 204-627-8255
 
In-person producer consultation meetings will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. as follows:
 
March 18 – Centre Hylife Centre/La Broquerie Arena (2nd Floor) – 22 Arena Street, La Broquerie
March 19 – Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre – 409 Recreation Centre, Arborg
March 24 – Watson Art Centre (Auditorium) – 104 1st Avenue NW, Dauphin
March 25 – Canad Inns (Great Western Roadhouse) – 1125 18th Street South, Brandon
 
For these meetings participants should pre-register either by emailing their attendance to forageinsreview2020@gmail.com or calling the Portage la Prairie office at 204-239-3275.
 
“Forage production is subject to a variety of risks, including droughts and floods. It is very important that the business risk management tools can react to a variety of challenging production conditions,” added Riding. “By taking part in this review, we can help shape the suite of forage insurance offerings in Manitoba in a way to make them more responsive for beef and forage producers. All input is valuable.”
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