Carbon tax fails to recognize farming's worth

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Opinion

A funny thing happened on the way to carbon pricing in Canada. What looked like smooth sailing has run into some very turbulent waters. Farmers, for example, are raising serious questions about its practicality, effectiveness, fairness, and cost. One concern is the lack of clarity when discussing agriculture’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Various agriculture segments are often lumped together, even though they may have very different carbon footprints. This habit of lumping things together can create numbers that are sensational but not necessarily meaningful. ‘25% of all anthropomorphic climate change is a direct result of agriculture and forestry.’ How…

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