Manitoba Agriculture announce dates for Crown land lease auctions

Near the end of November and into December, Manitoba Agriculture will have its auction for Crown land leases.

“The former Department of Agriculture conducted extensive consultations with stakeholders on the allocation of agricultural Crown lands,” says Blaine Pedersen, minister of agriculture and resource development. “The auction system is a fair and transparent approach that will create opportunities for new or young farmers to have access to these public assets.”

Last November, the government passed The Crown Lands Amendment Act, which allowed there to be amendments to the Agricultural Crown Lands Leases and Permits Regulation. According to a news release, one of the updates to the regulation included implementing a system of allocating agricultural Crown land leases by way of a public auction.

Auctions will be held on:

  • Nov. 27 at the Brandon Manitoba Agriculture Office;
  • Nov. 28 at the Minnedosa Ukrainian Hall;
  • Nov. 29 at the Dauphin Provincial Building;
  • Dec. 3 at the Swan River War Veterans Community Hall;
  • Dec. 5 at the Ashern Manitoba Agriculture Office; and
  • Dec. 6 at the Dugald Community Hall.

The leases and permits are available to farmers and ranchers to provide a new land base on which to conduct agricultural activities.

For auction details, including land description, acres, and accessibility notes, click here.

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