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Manitoba Beef Producers Congratulates New Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Other Incoming Cabinet Ministers

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) congratulates the Hon. Ron Kostyshyn on his appointment as Minister of Agriculture.

“Minister Kostyshyn brings to this key role both his past experience around the Cabinet table, as well as the knowledge and experiences gained as a primary producer himself. Having that agricultural and rural perspective around is very important to our members,” said MBP President Matthew Atkinson. “We look forward to working with Minister Kostyshyn, Premier Wab Kinew and the other new cabinet ministers, as well as the staff of their respective departments on a variety of matters related to our sector and capturing the opportunities related to it.”

MBP intends to engage with the new government on an array of topics affecting Manitoba’s beef industry. These include but are not limited to: the importance of having equitable and responsive business risk management programs to ensure beef producers are on a level playing field with other sectors; the value of the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program; having effective water management strategies to reduce risk; achieving recognition for ecosystem services provided through beef production; addressing infrastructure needs such as rural connectivity and others; capturing value related to trade opportunities; strategies to meet labour supply challenges; advancing agriculture education and awareness, and more.

MBP looks forward to opportunities to engage with all Members of the Legislative Assembly in the future and thanks them for their service to their fellow Manitobans.

October 18, 2023

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