AGRICULTURAL POLICY

The Manitoba Corn Growers Association  (MCGA) main focus is research and market development. However, the MCGA is often asked to comment on specific agricultural policy issues, as they arise, as a spokesperson for the corn growers of Manitoba.

The MCGA largely confines our policy activity to those issues that either directly or indirectly impact the corn industry. The MCGA provides input to agricultural policy issues through membership of two organizations.

  • The MCGA is a Commodity (Producer) Organization Member of the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), whose mandate is “to ensure primary production in Manitoba remains profitable, sustainable and globally competitive.”
  • The MCGA is a Member of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC), whose mandate is “to influence federal policy on behalf of independent grain farmers and their associations.”

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE CORN INDUSTRY IN MANITOBA. In May 2013, Informa Economics prepared the following report for the MCGA titled: The Economic Impact of Manitoba Corn Production.  The study found Manitoba corn production supports Manitoba and other provinces in Canada. As a result of higher revenue per acre than alternative crops, Manitoba corn production provides a boost to the regional economy. For the 2012/2013 crop year corn production in Manitoba provided the regional economy with Gross Regional Product of $116.97 million in support through business sales of $281.32 million and employment of 852 jobs.