Manitoba Beef Producers Congratulates New Government
Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) congratulates incoming Premier Wab Kinew and his fellow Manitoba New Democratic Party Members of the Legislature on forming Manitoba’s next government.
“It was a very significant day in Manitoba history to see that for the first time a First Nations individual will become Premier of our province, marking another important step as part of the reconciliation journey,” said MBP President Matthew Atkinson. “We look forward to working with the Premier and his colleagues on matters related to our sector.”
“Thank you as well to outgoing Premier Heather Stefanson and outgoing Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson for their ongoing engagement on a variety of issues of importance to our sector. These included the provision of AgriRecovery during the 2021 drought, continued support for business risk programs and beneficial management programs through the various agricultural policy frameworks, funding toward the Livestock Predation Prevention Project, the funding additional of training seats for Manitoba veterinary students, and support for agriculture-related environmental initiatives through the Conservation Trust, among others,” added Atkinson.
Moving forward, MBP intends to engage with the new government on an array of topics affecting Manitoba’s beef industry such as improvements to BRM programs to ensure beef producers are on a level playing field with other sectors, agricultural Crown lands, water management, recognition for ecosystem services provided through beef production, infrastructure, trade, labour supply and more.
(October 4, 2023)