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August 2, 2018

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO THE MANITOBA FARM INDUSTRY BOARD



The Manitoba government has appointed four members to the Manitoba Farm Industry Board, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

“The newly appointed individuals all bring a tremendous skillset to the Manitoba Farm Industry Board,” said Eichler.  “Their expertise in agriculture and knowledge of the economic aspects of farming will ensure the board is able to carry out its mandate.”

The mandate of the board, established under The Family Farm Protection Act, is to administer the Family Farm Protection Act, The Farm Lands Ownership Act, The Farm Machinery and Equipment Act, and The Farm Practices Protection Act.

The following individuals have been appointed to the Manitoba Farm Industry Board:
•    Penny Anne Wainwright (Eriksdale) – vice-chair;
•    Linda Ransom (Boissevain);
•    Adrien Grenier (Woodridge); and
•    Elizabeth Cloud (Waywayseecappo).

The following individuals have been reappointed to the Manitoba Farm Industry Board:
•    Greg Perchaluk (Roblin) – chair; and
•    Kenneth Lucko (Dugald).

The board’s activity involves mediation of disputes between farmers and creditors, and farm machinery vendors and dealers.  It also accepts and adjudicates applications from any non-Canadian residents or publicly traded corporation as to whether they would be allowed to take interest in more than 40 acres of Manitoba farm land.

The board deals with such issues as preventing the unwarranted loss of farmers’ operations during periods of difficult economic circumstances, protecting farmers, manufacturers and dealers in licensing, warranties and repossessions related to farm machinery, and protecting farmers from nuisance claims regarding agricultural operations that are carried out according to normal practices.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED




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Background Information - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2018/08/BG-MB_Farm_Industrry_Board-AG.pdf