Manitoba-Federal disaster recovery program creates national blueprint

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) lobbying efforts on behalf of Manitoba’s flood-ravaged producers came to fruition, on Thursday, when the Government of Canada and Province of Manitoba announced a joint funding program to aid business recovery of producers affected by the 2008 floods. The natural disaster drowned out hay, forage and pasture fields leaving producers without livestock feed and the ability to re-establish crops. The three-pronged recovery program also improves tax benefits for all Canadian producers, when faced with disasters, serving as a blueprint for developing a comprehensive national disaster recovery program for the industry.