The NDP will form the next Provincial Government winning a clear majority under incoming Premier Wab Kinew in Tuesday's election.
During the last session and throughout the election campaign Diljeet Brar was the NDP's voice on Agriculture.
There's every expectation he'll move into the role of agriculture Minister, but the decision around Ministerial roles rests with the new Premier as he forms his cabinet.
We could just see a change in seats as Derek Johnson, the former agriculture minister under the Progressive Conservatives, is also headed back to the legislature.
Farm groups are congratulating the Premier designate and his team on the win.
The Keystone Agricultural Producers general manager Brenna Mahoney says they look forward to working with the new government on some key priorities for the ag sector.
"Removing the Education Property Tax on Farmland, to Right-to-Repair Laws for Farm Machinery, Improving Manitoba’s Infrastructure Network, Addressing Labour Shortages, and Better Healthcare and Safety in Rural Areas."
Manitoba Beef president Matthew Atkinson says they look forward to talking about a number of key issues from improvements to BRM programming - to ensure beef producers are on a level playing field as other sectors, to agricultural Crown lands, water management, infrastructure, trade, labour issues and recognition for ecosystem services provided through beef production.
Rick Préjet chair of Manitoba Pork says hog farmers across the province, and the over 22,000 Manitobans who work in the sector, will continue to build on the collaborative working relationship that’s been developed with the NDP over the past few years.
All three groups also commented on the progress that was made on some key ag issues under the PC government with former Ag Minister Derek Johnson.