Manitoba farmers struggling with wet conditions this year will have a few more days to plant soybeans while still receiving full crop insurance coverage through the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). A permanent extension to the AgriInsurance seeding deadlines for soybeans was announced by Manitoba Agriculture and MASC on May 20. The deadline for full… Read More

The window for farmers in Manitoba seeding winter wheat or fall rye with crop insurance coverage has been extended by 15 days. Until this year, winter cereals had to be seeded between August 20 and September 15 to be eligible for full coverage from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), with 80 per cent coverage… Read More

Personal information for Manitoba farmers who have crop insurance through Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) was mistakenly shared in an email to 134 farms, says the CEO of MASC. “As part of a regular course of business, producers who have completed their Seeded Acreage Report online are emailed a package of information for the new… Read More

Two provincial Crown corporations that administer crop insurance and other financial services for the agriculture sector have named new chief executive officers in the last week. Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) and Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) and have appointed Steve Blakely and Jared Munro as CEOs, respectively. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation: “AFSC is… Read More

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government has made some big changes in the boardroom of the province’s agriculture insurance and lending agency. With the exception of one director, the NDP-appointed board for the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) has been replaced. Jim Wilson, a grain farmer and accountant from Darlingford, has been named the new chair of the… Read More

It’s looking like over a million acres of canola will be or has been reseeded in Western Canada this year, with frost in Manitoba to blame for the majority of those acres. “We’re still getting a handle on how much seed actually moved into the affected areas. We know that between what the retail network moved and… Read More


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