BMP Funding Available under Ag Action Manitoba for Farmers Program

Posted August 24, 2018

Eligible producers have until September 3 to apply for cost-shared funding through the Ag Action Manitoba for Farmers program (Assurance: Beneficial Management Practices component) to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) identified in their Environmental Farm Plan (EFP).

Producers must have a valid Statement of Completion for an EFP and meet other eligibility requirements to apply for this funding. The province will be holding workshops related to the EFP in the near future. Interested producers should call their local Manitoba Agriculture office and have their name added to the EFP workshop waiting list if they have not yet completed a plan or need to update their statement of completion. An EFP needs to be reviewed every five years to remain valid.

Examples of BMPs eligible for cost-shared funding include: resource management planning, establishment of a cover crop, improved pasture and forage quality, intercropping, managing livestock access to riparian areas, sub-surface drainage water management, pesticide storage and secondary containment.

For more information about the BMPs and how to apply for funding see:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/environment/environmental-farm-plan/ag-action-manitoba-assurance-beneficial-management-practices.html

For more information on the Environmental Farm Plan go to:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/environment/environmental-farm-plan/

Watch the aforementioned websites for future program intake deadlines.

Ag Action for Manitoba Farmers has a number of other initiatives that may be of interest to your operation. For example, assistance is available for the pursuit of training or consulting opportunities, with applications accepted on a first come first serve basis. And, there is an October 1 application deadline for producers interested in pursuing distribution and marketing alliances.

For complete details on these and other initiatives go to: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/for-farmers.html .