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Producers Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Agricultural Crown Lands Leases and Permits Regulation Until July 17

On June 2, 2023, the Minister of Agriculture announced proposed changes to further enhance the Agricultural Crown Lands Program. Through amendments to the Agricultural Crown Lands Leases and Permits Regulation, under The Crown Lands Act, Manitoba is proposing to:

  • Determine forage capacity at the outset of a forage lease or renewable permit (evaluating AUMs)
  • Expand eligibility to hold an agricultural Crown lands lease or permit to include Indigenous organizations
  • Allow terms of new leases (post October 2019) to be extended by five years to a maximum of 20 years where a forage management plan has been implemented and good land management has been demonstrated
  • Allow new leaseholders (post October 2019) to transfer the remainder of thelease term to another eligible party
  • Allow leaseholders to nominate the next leaseholder for leases issued before October 2019, provided the lease is not selected through Treaty Land Entitlement
  • Valuing improvements at the end of a lease through a third party appraiser

Please review the Agricultural Crown Lands Leases and Permit Regulation – Proposed Amendments.

Send us your thoughts and suggestions to help refine Manitoba’s proposed Agricultural Crown Lands Leases and Permits Regulation. Comments can be provided through the Manitoba Regulatory Consultation Portal at

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