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Manitoba Beef says agricultural issues should be a key factor when casting your vote

Voters are being encouraged to think about some of the key issues for the ag sector as they prepare to go to the polls next week. 

Matthew Atkinson, president of Manitoba Beef says it's important to think about party policies when it comes to the ag sector and some of the issues for producers.

"Some of the big ones we're always working on here, we've seen some steps forward in crown lands and that's an ongoing conversation there. We're seeing a lot of issues with predation throughout the province. The beef sector is always in need of some stronger business risk management tools to deal with forage insurance, as well as livestock pricing, and things like that. The outlet channel is a really big issue for a lot of producers around the lakes here in Manitoba. And of course, that's a high percentage of cattle country there. Some road conditions being a little bit better to some of our rural folks, as well as some better cell phone service, and kind of bigger picture some real recognition for what the livestock industry brings. What the cattle industry in particular brings for some spin-off environmental goods and services, and recognition for the benefits we provide."

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