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Manitoba to hold Crown lands auctions online


January 12, 2021
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Manitoba will take a new, modern online approach to agricultural Crown land lease auctions beginning in February, Blaine Pedersen, Manitoba’s agriculture and resource development minister,  said today.

“By modernizing our approach to service delivery, we are better able to meet the needs and expectations of our clients,” Pedersen said. “The new, online auction format will ensure we can offer all Manitobans the opportunity to rent additional lands that will support their farming operations.”

A number of agricultural Crown land parcels will be available to rent for haying, grazing, or cropping. The official listing of agricultural Crown lands available for rent can be found at: resd.ca/leases_and_permits/LPproperties.aspx.

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The online auctions will be hosted by Garton’s Auction Service from Feb. 8 to 12, with further information to follow.

Allocating agricultural Crown land leases by way of a public auction is part of the modernization of the Agricultural Crown Lands Program, Pedersen noted. These leases and permits are available to farmers and ranchers, to provide an additional land base on which to conduct agricultural activities. The Agricultural Crown Lands Program supports the sustainable expansion of the livestock herd in Manitoba, contributes to ecological goods and services, and supports mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

More information on the upcoming auctions can be found here or by contacting the Agricultural Crown Lands Program by email at agcrownlands@gov.mb.ca or by calling 204-867-6550 or 1-844-769-6624 (toll-free).