Using the St. Leon wind farm as a backdrop NDP leader Gary Doer announced their agricultural intentions if re-elected.  
Highlights include: establishing a 5% biodiesel mandate by 2010, one of the first in Canada.  Creating a $1 million biodiesel development fund to support additional biodiesel projects.  Creating a new province wide farmers eco-fund to support producers who implement environmentally friendly practices.  This program will be modelled after the alternate land use services pilot underway in the RM of Blanshard.  The NDP also comitted to expanding the role of Manitoba Agriculture's GP offices saying staff will be trained to help farmers deal with all provincial programs not just those offered through MAFRI.  Doer also reaffirmed the NDP's support for the Canadian Wheat Board, adding the Progressive Conservatives' waffling on the issue shows they can't be trusted.