Engaging Manitoba’s Agriculture Industry

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This engagement supports preparation for the upcoming Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting being hosted on October 14-16, 2020. Discussion topics will include post-COVID-19 resiliency, market opportunities, Business Risk Management, and the use of technology and innovation to advance the agriculture sector.

There are four forum topics on this page, please participate in the ones that interest you. The topics are as follows:

  • Business Risk Management
  • Resiliency
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Market Opportunities

We encourage you to check back prior to September 1, 2020 so that you may read comments and have dialogue with other participants.

This engagement complements an in-person, week-long tour by the minister that included multiple stops in rural Manitoba in an open dialogue format.

Responses from each forum discussion and in-person meeting will be used to prepare a What We Heard Report detailing key takeaways in each area. The report will be made available to the public.


This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact Wendy.Carnegie@gov.mb.ca.

This engagement supports preparation for the upcoming Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting being hosted on October 14-16, 2020. Discussion topics will include post-COVID-19 resiliency, market opportunities, Business Risk Management, and the use of technology and innovation to advance the agriculture sector.

There are four forum topics on this page, please participate in the ones that interest you. The topics are as follows:

  • Business Risk Management
  • Resiliency
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Market Opportunities

We encourage you to check back prior to September 1, 2020 so that you may read comments and have dialogue with other participants.

This engagement complements an in-person, week-long tour by the minister that included multiple stops in rural Manitoba in an open dialogue format.

Responses from each forum discussion and in-person meeting will be used to prepare a What We Heard Report detailing key takeaways in each area. The report will be made available to the public.


This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact Wendy.Carnegie@gov.mb.ca.

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  • Business Risk Management

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    Business Risk Management (BRM) programs are important tools that help producers manage their risk. For the past two years, Federal and Provincial governments have been exploring changes, as producer feedback has suggested that existing programming is not effective for some sectors.  This is an ongoing dialogue we hope to continue in order to ensure future changes are aligned with both producers needs but also with government mandates and financial commitments.  

    What type of BRM programming will accelerate investment and innovation in the industry?

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  • Resiliency

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    COVID-19 impacted all Manitobans in different ways.  It also taught us how a global crisis can impact our entire food supply chain.  Many in our sector have pivoted their business, charted a path forward and discovered new ways to work in a changing world.  COVID-19 highlighted the need to increase the sector’s resilience to emergencies or mass disruptions, whether due to pandemics, climate events or trade barriers.

    What actions and policy were effective and what do we need now to ensure that our sector continues to be resilient in the face of future disruptions or crisis?

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  • Innovation and Technology

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    Innovation is becoming increasingly ingrained into the agriculture and agri-food sector. Technology has the capacity to prepare for and mitigate risk, address labour shortages, improve animal health and welfare and build increased sustainability into our sector. We seek to work with industry to build our sectors capacity through the use of Ag Action Manitoba programs. We are proud to have been able to fund projects that focus on building and capturing the value from innovation in our sector and fostering partnerships between industry and educational institutions to ensure we have the skills training required for our future workforce.

    Where should we focus future policy and programming to ensure our industry has access to the technology and work force required for continued resiliency, sustainability and risk mitigation?

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  • Market Opportunities

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    Manitoba’s agriculture industry continues to be export driven and we want to ensure that our producers and processors have continued access to current and new market opportunities. Capturing these opportunities may require us to think beyond the sale and movement of goods but also consider the role public trust, innovation, infrastructure, climate change and technology play.  

    How has the recent pandemic shed light on hurdles or process changes we need to consider when looking at strengthening our market opportunities or reducing risks associated with those market opportunities?


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