Welcome to the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation website.
Manitoba, the easternmost of Canada's Prairie Provinces, is a rich land ideal for agriculture - fertile soils, clean flowing water, and warm growing seasons. For almost a thousand years the province's inhabitants have relied on its bounty.
In 2009, Manitoba producers kept over 11.6 million acres in production, raised 590,000 calves and produced 8.3 million hogs, with gross agricultural receipts totalling in excess of $4 billion. Agriculture is, was, and will continue to be the keystone of Manitoba's economy.
Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) fully supports the province's producers and rural communities, through innovative and targeted risk management and financial programs. MASC is represented across Manitoba by 19 insurance offices and 16 lending offices, with corporate offices located in Portage la Prairie and Brandon.
MASC Insurance administers two major insurance programs that provide producers with a single source of crop production risk management. AgriInsurance offers protection against production and quality losses caused by all types of natural perils, with premium costs shared between insured producers and the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. Hail Insurance offers spot loss insurance for crop losses caused by hail and accidental fire, and is fully funded by producers.
MASC Lending, funded by the Government of Manitoba, provides financing for farmers and support for rural economic development enterprises, and works in partnership with private lenders to provide access to credit for farmers and rural business to assist in the start-up, expansion and purchase of businesses in rural Manitoba.
MASC supports initiatives of the Governments of Canada and Manitoba by administering and delivering programs such as Wildlife Damage Compensation, the Farmland School Tax Rebate, inspection services for a variety of agricultural purposes, and emergency assistance programs as needed.
MASC is also home to the Manitoba Management Plus Program, which provides farmers with improved access to meaningful production and management information. Check back frequently for the latest data, new analysis tools, and more.
MASC is committed to building a strong rural Manitoba. For more information about MASC and its programs, please feel free to explore this website - inside you'll find program descriptions, dollar values, seeding deadlines, lending rates, and much more.