Carbon Taxes Could Perversely Punish Farmers — Stephen Vandervalk



With governments across the country talking about putting a price on carbon, there’s serious concern that policy-makers will end up taxing and raising costs for a group of people who have made significant progress in and are already achieving the intended outcome of sequestering carbon: farmers. “I don’t think we’ve done a very good job telling that story to consumers and to government,” says Stephen Vandervalk, Fort MacLeod-area farmer and Western Canadian Wheat Growers Alberta vice-president, in this conversation with RealAg’s Shaun Haney. Vandervalk and Wheat Growers Saskatchewan VP Margaret Hansen wrote an op-ed in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix earlier this week…

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