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Manitoba Agriculture reviewing forage insurance decisions

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Manitoba Agriculture has launched a review looking at why producers make the decisions they do when buying forage insurance. File / Global News

Manitoba Agriculture says it needs to better understand why producers make the decisions they do when buying forage insurance, so it is launching a review.

Agriculture Minister Blaine Pederson says only a small portion of forage acreage is insured compared with other annual crops — about 18 per cent versus 90 per cent.

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He says the government needs to know the risks and challenges producers face and how the current program does or does not meet their needs.

Mike Lesiuk, a former provincial director of agricultural policy, is to lead the review.

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