Cattle Levy Axed, But Will Ranchers Get Their Money Back?

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Opinion

Want to bury news? Send out your press release late on a Friday afternoon. You get bonus points if it’s the Friday before a long weekend, and the spokesperson most versed in the subject takes the next week as holidays (I call that the trifecta of bad news sharing). So, when I saw the Manitoba government’s announced axing of the $2/head cattle “enhancement levy” around 2 pm on Friday, I knew this was a bigger story than it first appeared. This announcement should have been good news, in some ways. The levy, controversial from the start, was one many in…

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