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Outcome of Resolutions for debate at MBP’s 41st Annual General Meeting Forty-two resolutions were carried at Manitoba Beef Producers’ (MBP) 2019 fall district meetings and taken forward for debate at MBP’s 41st Annual General Meeting held February 6 in Brandon.

Where appropriate, MBP’s Resolutions Committee proposed consolidating resolutions covering similar topics and asks/intent into single resolutions for debate at the AGM. Instances where this has occurred are outlined below. Also outlined are instances in which resolutions were amended at debate. The following list of the resolutions is categorized by theme, their district of origin, and the outcome of each vote. Explanatory notes are included where required. One late resolution was also debated.

In the end, 24 resolutions were carried (several of which were consolidated versions), nine resolutions were defeated, one was referred back to MBP’s Executive for further analysis and consideration, and one resolution was not debated as there was no mover or seconder. MBP thanks all delegates who participated in the resolutions debate, as well as parliamentarian Roger Woloshyn for chairing the session. CATEGORY: AGRICULTURAL CROWN LANDS 1: Whereas the Government of Manitoba is making changes to the rental formula for agricultural Crown lands forage leases whereby the rate will be based on a three-year rolling average of cattle prices; and Whereas this period is too short and may not allow producers to retain income earned during the years of more competitive cattle prices. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to have a rental rate formula for agricultural Crown land forage leases which should be based on a 10-year rolling average instead

of a three-year rolling average. District 8 Outcome: DEFEATED 2: Whereas the rental rate formula outlined in the modernized Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program in part is based on the market price of cattle, and Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to have a rental rate formula for agricultural Crown land forage leases which includes a reasonable cap on the market price of beef. District 13 Outcome: DEFEATED 3: Whereas there are concerns about the amount that the rental rate for forage leases under the revised Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program is rising and the speed at which the new rental rate is being implemented; and Whereas in other provinces such as Alberta there are different rental rates in different regions/zones of the province to reflect the productivity of the agricultural Crown lands. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to implement a longer transition period for the rental rate increase under the modernized Agricultural Crown Lands (ACL) Leasing Program, and Be it further resolved that MBP lobby the Government of Manitoba to investigate and implement a system of regions where the rental rate better reflects the productivity of the ACL forage parcels. District 13 Outcome: CARRIED 4: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to include

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the cost of production in the calculation for the rental rate formula for agricultural Crown lands, not just the market price. District 9 Outcome: DEFEATED Original Resolution 5: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba that agricultural Crown land auction bids be based on the price of improvements (less the administrative fee), and that this value be transferred to the outgoing lessee. District 11 NOTE: Two amendments to this resolution were carried to add the words “an agreed upon” and “predetermined” before the words “price of improvements.” The word “the” before “price” was also deleted from the original resolution. The following amended resolution was debated and voted upon: Amended Resolution 5: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba that agricultural Crown land auction bids be based on an agreed upon predetermined price of improvements (less the administrative fee), and that this value be transferred to the outgoing lessee. Outcome: CARRIED AS AMENDED 6: Whereas a producer who is bidding on the right to agricultural Crown land forage leases is expected to pay the entire bid amount at the time of the auction; and Whereas depending on the dollar value of the winning bid this may be a large amount and it may be cost prohibitive for the bidder to have to pay the entire amount at the time of the auction. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to allow the winning bidder for the right to a forage lease at an agricultural Crown land auction to have the ability to pay the bid amount over the period of the lease. District 8 Outcome: DEFEATED Explanatory note part 1: Producers in Districts 10, 11 and 12 passed three resolutions (numbers 7, 8 and 9 below) with similar content and intent with respect to having a 10,000 Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap on agricultural Crown land leases and District 13 passed a resolution seeking a 15,000 AUM cap (number 10 below). Page 15 

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Outcome of Resolutions Continued...  Page 12 These resolutions were as follows: 7: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to reverse the removal of the cap on animal unit months (AUM) on agricultural Crown land leases and to instead apply a cap of 10,000 AUMs. District 10 8: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers reverse its current position on the Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap, which advocated to remove the AUM cap on agricultural Crown land (ACL) leases, and to instead lobby for a cap of 10,000 AUM on ACL leases. District 11 9: Whereas the Government of Manitoba has removed the 4,800 Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap on agricultural Crown lands, and Whereas the AUM cap should be inclusive of the producer’s ACL leases only and not take into account a producer’s deeded land. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to change the Animal Unit Month cap on agricultural Crown land leases to 10,000 AUMs. District 12 10: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba for a cap of 15,000 Animal Unit Months per agricultural Crown land lease holder, not including their deeded lands. District 13 Explanatory note part 2: The four aforementioned resolutions from Districts 10, 11, 12 and 13 were combined into a single resolution for debate at the AGM as follows: PROPOSED COMBINATION OF RESOLUTIONS 7, 8, 9 AND 10: Whereas the Government of Manitoba has removed the 4,800 Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap on agricultural Crown lands (ACL), and Whereas the AUM cap should be inclusive of the producer’s ACL leases only and not take into account a producer’s deeded land. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers revise its current position on the Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap on agricultural Crown land (ACL) leases, (which advocated for the removal of the AUM cap), and to instead lobby the Government of Manitoba to reverse its removal of the cap on AUMs on ACL leases and to instead apply a cap of ________ AUMs, not including their deeded lands. Proposed combined resolution from Districts 10, 11, 12 and 13 Explanatory note part 3: At the AGM, parliamentarian Woloshyn worked through a process with the delegates to come to an agreement on the amount of the AUM cap that would be debated as part of the consolidated resolution. The majority favoured the inclusion of a 10,000 AUM cap. The following combined resolution was then debated and put to a vote: COMBINATION OF RESOLUTIONS 7, 8, 9 AND 10: Whereas the Government of Manitoba has removed

the 4,800 Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap on agricultural Crown lands (ACL), and Whereas the AUM cap should be inclusive of the producer’s ACL leases only and not take into account a producer’s deeded land. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers revise its current position on the Animal Unit Month (AUM) cap on agricultural Crown land (ACL) leases, (which advocated for the removal of the AUM cap), and to instead lobby the Government of Manitoba to reverse its removal of the cap on AUMs on ACL leases and to instead apply a cap of 10,000 AUMs, not including their deeded lands. Combined resolution from Districts 10, 11, 12 and 13 Outcome: CARRIED as the combined resolution with the 10,000 AUM cap 11: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to give producers the first right of renewal on all Agricultural Crown Land leases, be they existing leases or new leases. District 12 Outcome: CARRIED 12: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to allow for the continuation of the practice of both unit transfers and family transfers under the modernized agricultural Crown lands program. District 13 Outcome: CARRIED Original 13: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers continue to lobby the Government of Manitoba against the use of proxy bids at agricultural Crown land lease auctions. District 9 NOTE: Two proposed amendments to the resolution were carried, one to add the words “to have proxy bidders announce” before the word “whom” and, to add “prior to the auction” at the very end of the resolution. The amended

resolution was debated and voted upon as follows: Amended 13: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers continue to lobby the Government of Manitoba to have proxy bidders announce whom they are bidding on behalf of at agricultural Crown land lease auctions prior to the auction. Outcome: CARRIED AS AMENDED 14: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to move the date of the agricultural Crown land lease auctions to June 1, but maintain the date of possession to be January 1, to allow for a longer period of negotiation for transfer/removal of improvements. District 9 Outcome: DEFEATED Explanatory note part 1: Districts 12 and 13 passed two resolutions (15 and 16 below) with similar content and intent with respect to producers being able to purchase agricultural Crown lands. These resolutions were as follows: 15: Whereas some beef producers have expressed an interest in being able to purchase their agricultural Crown land leases, and, Whereas in the past the process to purchase agricultural Crown land leases from the provincial government has been lengthy and cumbersome. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to make it easier and swifter for beef producers to be able to purchase provincial agricultural Crown lands. District 12 16: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to re-institute sales of agricultural Crown lands to the lease holders, and that the process move much more swiftly than it has in the past. District 13 Explanatory note part 2: Resolutions 15 and 16 were combined into a single resolution as follows for debate and voted upon: Page 16 

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Outcome of Resolutions Continued...  Page 15 CONSOLIDATION OF RESOLUTIONS 15 AND 16: Whereas some beef producers have expressed an interest in being able to purchase their agricultural Crown land leases, and, Whereas in the past the process to purchase agricultural Crown land leases from the provincial government has been lengthy and cumbersome. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to re-institute sales of agricultural Crown lands to the lease holders and to make it easier and swifter for beef producers to be able to purchase these lands than it has been in the past. Combined resolution from Districts 12 and 13 Outcome: CARRIED as the combined resolution 17: Whereas all monies collected through the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program currently go into the general revenue of the Government of Manitoba. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to set aside twenty five per cent of the revenue generated through agricultural Crown lands leases to an agricultural Crown lands improvement program which lease holders could access. District 12 Outcome: CARRIED 18: Whereas the fall 2019 snowstorm resulted in significant tree damage to fences on agricultural Crown land leases. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby to Government of Manitoba to increase the allowable width of fence lines on agricultural Crown land leases from the existing 50 feet to 100 feet. District 11 Outcome: CARRIED 19: Whereas there is considerable confusion about the changes the Government of Manitoba has made to the Agricultural

Crown Lands Leasing Program, such as term limits, transfers, improvements, the speed at which the rental rate is being increased, etc. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to revisit the areas of concern related to the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program to ensure that it is fair and equitable to lease holders before it is implemented, thereby helping to protect producers’ economic sustainability. District 10 Outcome: CARRIED 20: Whereas Manitoba Beef Producers has outlined its positions on the proposed Government of Manitoba changes to the Agricultural Crown Lands program in an October 2, 2019 media statement, e.g. with respect to family and unit transfers, first right of renewal, the rental rate formula, and informed access. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers continue to lobby the Government of Manitoba for changes to the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program as per its October 2, 2019 media statement. District 12 Outcome: CARRIED 21: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers organize peaceful rallies at the Manitoba Legislature to draw awareness to producer concerns about the impact of the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program changes until such time as the concerns are addressed. District 11 Outcome: DEFEATED CATEGORY: BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS 22: Whereas producers have sustained losses in the fall of 2019 related to excess moisture conditions and overland flooding, much of which is not insurable. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby government to provide compensation to producers. District 4

Outcome: DEFEATED 23: Whereas damage to crops, perennial forages/pastures and property caused by wild boars is an increasing concern to agricultural producers; and Whereas there is the lack of a funded Government of Manitoba program to monitor the problem and to address it. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to immediately develop and implement a funded strategy to address the wild boar problem and also to provide compensation to producers for damage to crops and property. District 5 Outcome: CARRIED 24: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby to have wild boars/pigs added as an eligible species under the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program for Crops. District 5 Outcome: CARRIED CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT/ PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 25: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers continue lobbying the government for predator control initiatives. District 4 Outcome: CARRIED 26: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to allow MBP to administer the Problem Predator Removal Program. District 11 Outcome: CARRIED 27: Whereas trappers participating in the Government of Manitoba’s Problem Predator Removal Program receive little in the way of financial compensation, which may limit the number of trappers willing to do this type of work; and Whereas this has a negative impact on producers needing to have problem predators removed in order to protect their livestock. Be it resolved to recommend that

Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to increase the amount of compensation paid to trappers who participate in the Problem Predator Removal Program. District 14 Outcome: CARRIED 28: Whereas cattle producers continue to incur considerable financial losses related to wildlife predation; and Whereas there is currently a cap on the amount of compensation paid under the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program for Livestock Predation. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to ensure that the amount of compensation paid under the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program for Livestock Predation for identified cattle losses reflects the true value of those losses. District 8 Outcome: CARRIED 29: Whereas challenging weather conditions have made it very difficult for producers to clean cattle handling facilities and to spread that manure in the fall of 2019. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to extend the nutrient application deadline to an appropriate date depending on the conditions. District 2 Outcome: CARRIED 30: Whereas beef producers are bearing pass-through costs related to the implementation of carbon taxes. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the federal and provincial governments to use some of the monies generated through the carbon tax to provide programs to help reduce the financial burden producers are bearing of these pass-through costs. District 5 Outcome: CARRIED 31: Whereas the retention guarantee on RFID tags is only one year, yet they are required to be in the animal for its life; and Page 17 

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Outcome of Resolutions Continued...  Page 16 Whereas there is currently a limited variety and style of RFID tags available for sale through the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, many of which are produced by the same manufacturer; and Whereas cattle producers would like more product options when it comes selecting RFID tags for their cattle, including tags with a better retention rate. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers advocate that the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency provide a wider variety and style of RFID tags with an improved retention rate for sale to cattle producers. District 7 Outcome: CARRIED 32: Whereas Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development used to have a large number of staff dedicated to providing extension and other services which are valuable to the beef industry, and Whereas there is currently a high vacancy rate in the department, with many positions going unfilled across the province. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to make a concerted effort to fill its vacant positions in Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. District 7 Outcome: CARRIED CATEGORY: TRANSPORTATION Explanatory note part 1: Districts 8 and 6 passed four resolutions (numbers 33, 34, 35 and 36 below) with very similar content and intent with respect to the changes to the federal government’s Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation. These resolutions were as follows: 33: Whereas the Government of Canada is implementing changes to the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation that come into effect in February 2020; and Whereas the beef industry has concerns about the effects of these changes

from an animal health and welfare perspective, a cost perspective, etc. and; Whereas additional scientific research is underway about the effects of transporting cattle in Canada that should help inform the content of these regulations; Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers and its industry partners continue to lobby the Government of Canada for a two-year extension on the coming into force date of the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation until such time as additional science-based research is completed to ensure the best outcomes in humane transportation are achieved. District 8 34: Whereas the Government of Canada is implementing changes to the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation that come into effect in February 2020; and Whereas the changes will have an impact on commerce with respect to Manitoba cattle being moved to markets in locations such as Ontario and Quebec in that cattle will need to be unloaded more frequently and currently there is no infrastructure in place to accommodate this; and Whereas it is anticipated that the costs of building new infrastructure will be borne by producers. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Canada to pay for the cost of the additional infrastructure required to unload, feed and house cattle as a result of the changes to the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation. District 8 35: Whereas the Government of Canada is making changes to the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation that will take effect in February 2020 that will result in the need to unload, feed and rest cattle more frequently; and Whereas these changes will result in

more cattle being comingled at rest stops which poses a risk to cattle in terms of potential biosecurity issues. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Canada to make sure there are provisions in place to manage the industry’s biosecurity concerns related to the comingling of cattle at rest stops and to ensure that these costs are not borne by producers. District 8 36: Whereas the Government of Canada is making changes to the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation that will take effect in February 2020 that will result in the need to unload, feed and rest cattle more frequently; and Whereas the beef industry has concerns about the effects of these changes from an animal health and welfare perspective, a cost perspective, etc. and; Whereas scientific research conducted in Canada has demonstrated that 99.5 per cent of cattle on a longer haul arrive at their destination injury free and additional research is still pending; Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers and its industry partners continue to lobby the Government of Canada to revisit the proposed

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Outcome of Resolutions Continued...  Page 17 Whereas it is anticipated that the costs of building new rest stop infrastructure will be borne by producers; and Whereas the beef industry has concerns about the effects of these changes from an animal health and welfare perspective, a cost perspective, etc. and; Whereas scientific research conducted in Canada about the effects of transporting cattle has demonstrated that 99.5 per cent of cattle on a longer haul arrive at their destination injury free; and Whereas additional scientific research is underway about the effects of transporting cattle in Canada that should help inform the content of these regulations. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers and its industry partners continue to lobby the Government of Canada to revisit the proposed changes to the Health of Animals

Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation to recognize that beef cattle are arriving at their destination in good condition and should not be subject to changes in feed, water and rest as are being applied to other sectors; and Be it resolved to recommend that MBP and its industry partners continue to lobby the Government of Canada for a two-year extension on the coming into force date of the Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII) on animal transportation until such time as additional science-based research is completed to ensure the best outcomes in humane transportation are achieved; and Be it further resolved to recommend that MBP lobby the Government of Canada to pay for the cost of the additional rest stop infrastructure required to unload, feed and house cattle as a result of the changes to the regulations; and Be it further resolved to recom-

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mend that MBP lobby the Government of Canada to make sure there are provisions in place to manage the industry’s biosecurity concerns related to the comingling of cattle at rest stops and to ensure that these costs are not borne by producers. Combined resolution from Districts 6 and 8 Outcome: The combined livestock transportation resolution was not voted upon. After some initial debate a motion was moved and carried to refer this matter back to MBP for further analysis. This was in light of a decision made by the federal government in mid-December (after MBP’s fall district meetings ended) to not immediately begin to enforce the regulatory changes as they pertain to livestock transportation. Instead, there will be a 2-year “transition period” on the revised feed, water, and rest interval provisions for the livestock sector to allow for a period of adjustments to meet the new transport of animal requirements. CATEGORY: OTHER 37: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers not accept late resolutions at its Annual General Meetings. District 11 Outcome: DEFEATED 38: Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the Government of Manitoba to provide the explanation as to how it plans to expand or sustain the beef industry in challenging production conditions.

District 9 Outcome: There was no mover for this resolution, so it was not debated. CATEGORY: JUSTICE 39: Whereas activists have been entering agricultural operations, posing a risk with respect to biosecurity and animal care. Whereas other provincial governments are enacting legislation to address this serious situation. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby government to impose stricter and higher minimum penalties on those who trespass on agricultural operations in Manitoba. District 4 Outcome: CARRIED Explanatory note part 1: Districts 2 and 5 passed resolutions (numbers 40 and 41) with similar content and intent with respect to the issue of rural crime. They were as follows: 40: Whereas rural crime continues to be a growing problem. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the federal government to invest more resources in rural policing. District 2 41: Whereas rural crime is a growing problem that is having a detrimental impact on rural residents with respect to costs, personal safety, mental health, anxiety and other concerns. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers align with other concerned Page 20 

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Outcome of Resolutions Continued...  Page 18 stakeholders, including producers to lobby the provincial and federal governments to implement more robust and effective strategies to reduce rural crime and to enact timely and meaningful penalties against those who commit crimes or profit from them. District 5 Explanatory note part 2: Resolutions 40 and 41 were combined into a single resolution for debate as follows: CONSOLIDATION OF RESOLUTIONS 40 AND 41: Whereas rural crime continues to be a growing problem that is having a detrimental impact on rural residents with respect to costs, personal safety, mental health, anxiety and other con-

cerns. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers align with other concerned stakeholders, including producers to lobby the provincial and federal governments to implement more robust and effective strategies to reduce rural crime and to enact timely and meaningful penalties against those who commit crimes or profit from them; and Be it further resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers lobby the federal government to invest more resources in rural policing. Districts 2 and 5 Outcome: CARRIED as the combined resolution 42: Whereas there is a growing

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need to convey information to the public about the variety of ecosystem services and other benefits that the beef industry provides that benefit larger Canadian society. Be it resolved to recommend that Manitoba Beef Producers encourage the Canadian beef industry to invest more of its check-off dollars into public and stakeholder engagement activities aimed at building public understanding and trust of the beef industry. District 13 Outcome: CARRIED LATE RESOLUTION L1: Whereas Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) board of directors members are leaders in Canada, and Whereas some MBP directors go

on to serve on the boards of national beef organizations and it takes a few years to get the understanding of national beef organizations, and a few years to become leaders of these organizations, and Whereas directors on the MBP board of directors are limited to a maximum of three, two-year terms with the MBP board. Be it resolved to recommend that the Manitoba Beef Producers board of directors allow its directors who are on national beef organizations and in leadership positions to continue IN that role until the term of that position is completed, even when that person has termed out on the MBP board. Outcome: DEFEATED

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Manitoba Simmental Association

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