The Manitoba government’s agricultural Crown land lease and permit auctions will be held online this year.

Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson says this approach ensures Manitoba producers have equal opportunity to rent 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 online.

The auction will be hosted by Garton's Auction Service February 6th to 11th.

Additionally, the minister noted a temporary rent reduction for forage leases on agricultural Crown lands has been implemented as part of government’s commitment to supporting producers after a difficult season last year.

For more information about the upcoming auctions, contact a Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation service centre.