Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Department overview
Formed November 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)
Preceding agencies Manitoba Agriculture and Food
Manitoba Rural Initiatives and Cooperative Development
Jurisdiction Government of Manitoba
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba
Employees 618.23 FTE[1]
Annual budget CAD$220 million (2009-2010)[1]
Minister responsible Stan Struthers, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives[2][3]
Deputy Minister responsible Barry Todd, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives[3]

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives is a department of the Government of Manitoba,[4] overseen by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives.[5] The current minister is Stan Struthers.[2][3]

The department regulates many aspects of agriculture, food and rural life in Manitoba, including food production, food safety, consumer rights and business development.

Acts Administered

  • The Agricultural Producers' Organization Funding Act
  • The Agri-Food and Rural Development Council Act
  • The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation Act
  • The Agricultural Societies Act
  • The Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Act
  • The Agrologists Act
  • The Animal Care Act
  • The Animal Disease Act
  • The Animal Liability Act
  • The Bee Act
  • The Cattle Producers' Act
  • The Coarse Grain Marketing Control Act
  • The Community Development Bonds Act
  • The Cooperative Promotion Trust Act
  • The Crowns Land Act
  • The Dairy Act
  • The Family Farm Protection Act
  • The Farm Income Assurance Plans Act
  • The Farm Lands Ownership Act
  • The Farm Machinery and Equipment Act
  • The Farm Practices Protection Act
  • The Farm Products Marketing Act
  • The Fruit and Vegetables Sales Act
  • The Horse Racing Commission Act
  • The Land Rehabilitation Act
  • The Livestock and Livestock Protection Act
  • The Livestock Industry Diversification Act
  • The Milk Prices Review Act
  • The Noxious Weed Act
  • The Pesticides and Fertilizers Control Act
  • The Plant Pests and Disease Act
  • The Seed and Fodder Relief Act
  • The Veterinary Medical Act
  • The Veterinary Science Scholarship Fund Act
  • The Veterinary Services Act
  • The Wildlife Act
  • The Women's Institute Act



  1. ^ a b "Annual Report of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (2009-2010)" (PDF). Winnipeg: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives. 2010. p. 145. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Manitoba Executive Council in Order of Precedence". Winnipeg: Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. March 28, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cabinet Ministers: Stan Struthers". Government of Manitoba. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ MAFRI 2010, p. 3.
  5. ^ MAFRI 2010.
  6. ^ "About MAFRI: The Acts We Administer". Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 

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