Advocacy

When it comes to legislative and regulatory issues, it’s important to have someone in your corner. MNP is at the forefront of agriculture advocacy; proactively lobbying and ensuring the views and interests of the agriculture industry are fairly represented. 

MNP has deep roots in and a passion for this industry like no other firm. That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 60 years to developing agriculture policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming and the agricultural industry as whole. 

Our team of agriculture specialists, many who come from family farm backgrounds and others who actively farm today, understand that agriculture is more than your livelihood, it’s your life— and take the issues you face to heart. We are here for you and will continue advocate on your behalf and ensuring the agriculture industry’s views are heard.

 

Insights

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    May 20, 2021

    Do you know how the 2020 to 2022 National AgriStability Program changes impact your farm?

    Find out how changes to the 2020 to 2022 National AgriStability Program could impact your farm with our detailed overview.

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    April 22, 2021

    The 2021 Federal Budget Highlights for the Agriculture Sector

    The 2021 Federal Budget delivered numerous announcements that may impact the agriculture sector. Find out what the changes mean for you and your farm business.

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    March 19, 2021

    Hard vs Soft Skills: Which are more important for transition success

    To ensure your agriculture business succeeds at succession, it’s important to factor in both the business and the family dynamics.

Contact our Agriculture Team

Stuart Person

Stuart Person CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Agriculture, National Leader Crop Services

Stuart Person, CPA, CA, is the Senior Vice President of MNP's Agricultural Services and National Leader of Primary Producers, located in the Edmonton office.

Stuart has more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, specializing in the grain industry. Passionate about the industry, he grew up on a grain farm and continues to participate as a producer himself. This experience and knowledge allows Stuart to relate first hand to what Canadian Agriculture producers face in their operations—and gives him greater insights on how to help producers overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Stuart works with many agriculture producers, associations and other industry stakeholders on a daily basis, providing advice into the complex issues that affect the industry. He has extensive experience as an Agriculture Business Advisor with MNP and has helped clients from coast to coast.

In his role as Senior Vice President, Stuart leads a national team of more than 600 Agriculture professionals who serve more than 18,000 clients. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA).

Stuart earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2003.