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The Manitoba Crop Alliance will be a more efficient and farmer-focused organization as it officially launches, organizers say.

Manitoba Crop Alliance predicts increased research benefits

The newly merged farm group is up and running

Five years after it was first envisioned, Manitoba’s newest farm organization is now fully operational and promising increased service to its commodity group members. The Manitoba Crop Alliance has received formal designation from the provincial government and began operating August 1, collecting levies from its member organizations. It’s the culmination of a long and winding

Manitoba Crop Alliance celebrates official launch

The new organization also got federal approval to administer Advance Payments Program

Manitoba Crop Alliance officially launched August 1. The group represents the amalgamated interests of Manitoba wheat and barley growers, corn, flax, sunflowers, and winter cereals growers. Members of five commodity groups voted in an overwhelming majority to join up at AGMs in February after lengthy consultation and planning. Manitoba Crop Alliance also received approval to assume administration of


MCA recently unveiled a new shield logo to represent the organization.

Manitoba Crop Alliance checkoffs get approved, start Aug. 1

Pam de Rocquigny and Darcelle Graham will serve as CEO and COO

The newly created Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has received provincial government approval to start collecting checkoffs from all sales of wheat (spring and winter), barley, sunflowers, corn, and flax in Manitoba starting Aug. 1, the MCA announced in a recent news release. The checkoff amounts are unchanged to what was in place with the five amalgamating organizations, and remains refundable. The

Merged Manitoba crop groups qualify for checkoffs

Manitoba Crop Alliance also names top brass

The new unit formed from the merger of five Manitoba crop commodity organizations is set to begin collecting checkoffs for its founding groups’ crops, starting Aug. 1. The Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) announced Monday it now has its designation under the provincial Agricultural Producers’ Organization Funding Act. The designation allows the new organization to collect

Manitoba growers approve five-way commodity group merger

Manitoba grain growers represented by five separate commodity organizations have voted to greenlight a merger they now expect to make official by August. A total of 165 ballots were cast Wednesday and Thursday during the groups’ annual general and special meetings at the CropConnect conference in Winnipeg, with members at the various events voting between


“It is conceivable that the directors representing corn will not be able to convince the majority of the new board to initiate trade action when these unfair subsidies happen again... “ – Bob Bartley.

Commodity groups prepare to cast deciding vote

Leaders in the five crop groups say merging will make them stronger, but members have the ultimate say

After years of consultation, meetings and webinars, five Manitoba commodity groups are preparing to vote on whether they will merge to form the Manitoba Crop Alliance. As the vote nears, producers have gone “relatively quiet,” said Pam de Rocquigny, general manager of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association. “I think there’s been lots of communication out to our members,”

Manitoba commodity groups choose name ahead of merger vote

The groups are hosting webinars to educate members of proposed plans

If members vote to amalgamate five Manitoba commodity groups, they’ll go forward under a new name: Manitoba Crop Alliance. “When we looked at the definition of the word alliance, which is an association formed for mutual benefit, we felt that summarized the intent of the amalgamation. We are stronger, together,” said Myron Krahn, Manitoba Corn