CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased to see the reduction in the school levy in the 2021 Manitoba provincial budget.
“The school levy reduction is something that farmers have been asking for years, and we are very pleased to see the government accelerating it to a 25% reduction in 2021 and a further 25% reduction in 2022 on farm properties. This is a significant savings for farmers,” said William Pallister, Manitoba Director.
Agriculture contributes 4.9% of Manitoba’s GDP and the grain and oilseed sector has largely not been impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Continued growth in 2021 is anticipated at this time.
“Hearing from the agriculture community is imperative for Manitoba’s economy to move forward. As the growing season begins with commodity prices strong, we anticipate a good season,” closed Gunter Jochum, President and Manitoba Director.
About the Wheat Growers:
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. The 50th anniversary book, “Warriors For Wheat” is available to purchase online.
For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.