The Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) has announced that it will be moving its office to Carman.

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers will will administer its operations and programming effective March 1, 2018.

The relocation follows the recent closure of the Flax Council of Canada’s Winnipeg office, where MFGA operations were being run.

“We believe this is a great opportunity for us to continue to provide good service to members and create operational efficiencies to ensure best use of our financial resources,” says MFGA Chair Eric Fridfinnson. “We want to thank Francois Labelle, his staff and the board of Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers for providing this opportunity. We look forward to working with them in this new arrangement.

“We also want to thank Monika Haley, who has administered our organization for the past several years. She has done a tremendous job for us, and we wish her the best in her new endeavours. As MFGA faces declining acres, this arrangement offers us a great opportunity to join the “hub” of commodity groups already in Carman.”

This move is unrelated to current amalgamation talks between Manitoba Flax Growers, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers, Manitoba Corn Growers and the National Sunflower Association of Canada.

All of the aforementioned commodity groups will now be housed under a single roof in Carman.