Farmer Surveys and Consultations

Manitoba Canola Growers are proud to represent a unified voice for canola farmers in Manitoba.  In addition to this large collective voice it is important for the voice of individual farmers to also be heard.

Below you will find current surveys or consultations requesting input from farmers.

Please take the time to share your thoughts on issues that you would like to share your input on.

Purpose and Background of Survey

Responsible Grain is a national, voluntary Code of Practice that will allow Canadian grain farmers to demonstrate their care and commitment to the environment.

Stakeholder input is very important. Now that the Code of Practice has been developed in draft form, a formal consultation is taking place from November 2020 – February 2021. Farmers and other stakeholders are being asked to review the Code and provide comments. The input will be used to review the Code to ensure it is practical and widely adoptable by farmers.

To receive your invitation to participate in the consultations, please click Register Now and complete the form. You will receive a personal email invitation to an online platform where you can review the draft Requirements and Recommended Practices at your convenience.

Register Now

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Purpose and Background of Survey

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has launched a consultation regarding the review of the Canada Grain Act. This consultation seeks your views and ideas on how the Canada Grain Act and/or the operations of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) could better meet the needs of the grain sector.

Led by AAFC, the Canada Grain Act review is intended to ensure an innovative and modern regulatory system that safeguards grain farmers, enhances Canada’s reputation for grain quality, and strengthens international competitiveness. Your feedback will help identify ways to improve Canada’s grain quality assurance system and producer protection framework.

To find out more or comment visit this link

The consultation will be open from January 12, 2021 to April 30, 2021.

Purpose and Background of Survey

Participants do not need to have grown a cover crop in 2020 to take part. PhD student at the University of Manitoba are researching the use of cover crops by farmers across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. One part of this research is conducting the Prairie cover crop survey. The survey was created as little information specific to the Prairies is available to farmers interested in growing cover crops. The information gained will be compiled into annual reports which will be made freely available to farmers. The aim is put cover cropping in context for Prairie farmers and create a tool which can be used as part of farmer’s decision-making process. The report will be broken down by Province, farm type (organic, livestock etc.) and cash crop to ensure the report is as relevant as possible to its readers. We welcome participants who are thinking of using cover crops as well as those who grew a cover crop.

To find out more and / or to take the survey go to our website

Survey will be live from October 1st, 2020 – February 1st, 2021.

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