The rising carbon tax charged to railways while exporting grain will reduce the farmgate value of crops grown in Western Canada by several dollars per tonne, according to a pair of reports published over the past two weeks. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released new calculations that say the federal government’s proposed $170/tonne… Read More

Saskatchewan’s crop commissions are going to be pushing for mandatory grain export reporting, as well as continuing their effort to have farmers rewarded for sequestering carbon, following their 2021 annual general meetings this week. SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, SaskBarley, SaskFlax, SaskOats, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers hosted their annual meetings in a virtual version of the annual… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has consistently moved environmental considerations into nearly every policy it has brought forward, regardless of what sector of the economy the policy is directed towards. For example, the recent environmental roadmap set out by the Liberals links the environmental policy directly with economic results, to the positive. As the countdown… Read More

As we drift into a new year, an opportunity presents itself to refocus and take a fresh look at the issues at hand. Some people make New Year’s resolutions, some think about changes, and others take advantage of the fresh calendar to implement real change to benefit stakeholders and their own position. This restart with… Read More

Several farm industry groups are voicing their displeasure of the government’s announcement last week to ramp up the carbon tax over the next 10 years. The Grain Farmers of Ontario say they are “infuriated” by the plan and call it a “continued campaign to tax food production for Canadians.” Previously, the federal government had denied… Read More

The federal government has rolled out its new major plan for addressing climate change, including a proposed increase in the federal carbon price to $170 per tonne by 2030, and the implementation of the Clean Fuel Standard. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, and several other cabinet ministers announced the plan on Friday,… Read More

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