The Keystone Agricultural Producers are encouraging producers to make sure their local candidates and party leaders understand the priorities for agriculture.

President Jill Verwey says the 2023 provincial election is critical.

"The decisions made by legislators hold considerable sway over the lives of Manitoba producers like myself, as these choices invariably impact our operations. "


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She points out that Manitoba producers contribute safe, nutritious, and high-quality products valued across Canada and internationally - producing canola, wheat, beef, dairy, strawberries, potatoes, bison, honey, maple syrup, chickens, turkeys, eggs, and more!

"In the last year alone, the collective efforts of primary producers yielded $9.73 billion in farm income - an impressive contribution to Manitoba’s economy. The Agriculture and Agriprocessing sector employs more than 35,000 Manitobans, a crucial link in the province's food system, providing essential goods and services valued by every member of our community. "

KAP's Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Relations Colin Hornby says they've put together a link on their website enabling producers to email their local candidates and share the five key priorities KAP developed focusing on the provincial priorities in agriculture.

1 - Remove the Education Property Tax on Farmland

2 - Pass Right-to-Repair Laws for Farm Machinery

3 - Improve Infrastructure - Railways, highways, flood infrastructure, wireless communication, ag support services and hydro services

4 - Solve Labour Shortages in Agriculture

5 - Better Healthcare and Safety in Rural Areas

To write to your local candidates and party leaders click here.

To hear Glenda-Lee's conversation with KAP's Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Relations Colin Hornby click on the link below.