A former minister of agriculture is returning to his old post in Premier Wab Kinew’s new NDP government in Manitoba. Kinew’s cabinet was unveiled and sworn in on Wednesday, with Ron Kostyshyn returning to the ag minister role that he held from 2012 to 2016. Having won the Dauphin riding on the west side of… Read More

Manitobans voted for change in their provincial election on Tuesday, electing a majority New Democrat government led by Premier-designate Wab Kinew after seven years of Progressive Conservative rule. As of early Wednesday, the NDP was elected or leading in 34 seats, with the PCs holding 22, and the Liberals down to only a single seat…. Read More

The new president of Manitoba’s general farm organization says advocating for farmers when it comes to policies around sustainability and the environment is at the top of her to-do list as she steps into the role. Jill Verwey was elected president of Keystone Agricultural Producers at KAP’s annual general meeting last month. As she explains… Read More

Jill Verwey, whose family operates a mixed dairy, beef, and grain farm at Portage, Manitoba, was elected president of the province’s general farm organization — Keystone Agricultural Producers — on Tuesday. Verwey has served as vice-president of KAP since 2018, and won the election at KAP’s annual meeting over fellow incumbent vice-president, Jake Ayre, in… Read More

The Manitoba government has opened up the process for applications and unveiled details on how livestock producers can receive funding through a pair of AgriRecovery drought programs designed to help producers move feed to their animals, or animals to feed. Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler shared the news alongside leaders from Manitoba Beef… Read More

 

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