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Man. extends forage aid program deadline

Manitoba farmers eligible for support to transport feed or livestock under the province’s Forage Assistance program now have until May 31 to do so.

The province announced Monday it would extend the deadline, which was previously Tuesday, March 31.
The program applies across Manitoba, providing assistance for hay and straw being transported to feed to eligible animals. The program also offers support to transport livestock to alternate feeding locations within the province.

In addition to hay and straw, in specifically designated rural
municipalities (RMs), grain, pelleted screenings and concentrated feeds
are also eligible for transportation assistance.

“This extension will provide more time to help livestock producers who are short of feed as a result of excess moisture or drought last year,” the province said in a release.

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