CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is pleased to offer its support for Bill C-206, An Act to Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, sponsored by Phillip Lawrence, MP (Northumberland-Peterborough South).
“Estimates vary from farm to farm, but some farmers have paid over $10,000 in carbon tax on their grain drying bill,” said Gunter Jochum, President.
As the federal carbon tax is being raised to $170 per tonne by 2030, this increase will cause serious challenges to the stability of the family farm.
While seasonal in its use, grain farmers all across Canada may use grain drying in order to ensure a high-quality grain is stored without fear of moisture damage. Bill C-206 will provide an exemption for natural gas and propane use for all farm operations.
“As this bill comes up for debate on Monday, February 22, we urge all Members of Parliament to support agriculture and Bill C-206,” closed Daryl Fransoo, Chair.
About the Wheat Growers:
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. The 50th anniversary book, “Warriors For Wheat” is available to purchase online.
For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.