Tag: KAP

Carbon tax plan headlines Manitoba budget

The Manitoba government says it’s going to give the revenue from the federally-mandated carbon tax back to Manitobans through tax reductions elsewhere. Several farm groups questioned how agriculture will be impacted by the carbon plan following the release of the provincial budget on Monday by Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen. “Farmers don’t have the option… Read more »

Grain backlog growing as railways fall behind

Canada’s two major railways supplied less than half of the hopper cars ordered by grain shippers last week, according to data from the Ag Transport Coalition. The farm group and grain shipper coalition’s weekly report says Canadian National Railway (CN) only supplied 34 percent of cars that were ordered in week 28 of the crop… Read more »

KAP Explains Its Carbon Tax Position

With federal and provincial governments rolling out carbon taxes or cap and trade programs, organizations representing farmers have been forced to choose a strategy they believe will result in the best outcome for their members. Some, such as the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, are digging in their heels and fighting any carbon tax head-on, similar to… Read more »

Manitoba Farmers Pushing for Tax Reform as Farmland Taxes Spike

Manitoba farmers are pushing the province’s new government to make changes to its property tax system after taxes owed on farmland climbed dramatically this year. Depending on the municipality and school division, property taxes rose between $2 and $29 per acre year-over-year, explains Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, in the interview below. There are anecdotal… Read more »

Keystone Agriculture Producers to Head Up Farm Safety Initiative

Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is establishing a new farm safety program to provide practical, on-farm expertise, resources, and training to enhance on-farm safety. The program is made possible through joint federal and provincial government funding of more than $432,000 over two years. The farm safety program will offer access to agriculture industry-specific information to ensure agriculture… Read more »

KAP Names Dan Mazier as New President

Dan Mazier, a grains and oilseeds farmer from near Justice, Man., was acclaimed as president of Keystone Agricultural Producers at the organization’s annual meeting held this week. Mazier replaces Doug Chorney, who has reached his four-year term limit. Mazier served as KAP vice-president for the last four years, and is also chair of the workplace… Read more »