“The government wants to increase the [carbon] tax, which would cost my farm a whopping $136,000 per year by 2030. This will jeopardize the viability and sustainability of my farm,” Jochum stated.
“Absolutely we are unfairly targeted because we as a primary producer have no way of dealing with the carbon tax,” said Gunter Jochum. “It is a pure cost to us, and there isn’t really a way for us to become more efficient.”
“With crop inputs doubling in price and then with a huge exporting nation of food like Ukraine being invaded currently, there is a legit chance that we could have a global food shortage,” Fransoo said. “The carbon tax just takes away our ability to grow more and feed more people.”
Manitoba has a new agriculture minister. Interlake-Gimli MLA Derek Johnson replaces Ralph Eichler after a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday. Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) President Gunter Jochum said the organization is looking forward to a continued relationship with the department. “The Wheat Growers have played a strong role in building agriculture policy that benefits growers, […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offer their congratulations to the Honourable Derek Johnson upon his appointment as the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture. “The Western Canadian Wheat Growers look forward to a continued strong relationship with the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Derek Johnson. The Wheat Growers have played a strong role in building agriculture […]
Association president Gunter Jochum says the cost just keeps going up for farmers — with added amounts every year. “On my farm (near Winnipeg) alone at fifty or forty thousand dollars a ton, it works out to about $40,000 a year in extra costs,” said Jochum. Jochum adds farmers can’t regulate that or get a […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) wish grain farmers across the prairies to be recognized as being carbon net-negative. WCWG chair and Saskatchewan director Daryl Fransoo said farmers pay tens of thousands of dollars in carbon tax directly and indirectly.
CALGARY, AB: With Christmas only days away, grain farmers all across the prairies have one Christmas wish in common – that grain farmers be recognized as being carbon net-negative. Grain farmers pay tens of thousands of dollars in carbon tax directly and indirectly and the proposed federal tax credit would return less than 25% of […]
Western Canadian Wheat Growers said taxing farmers to reduce greenhouse gases is an “ill conceived” idea. “They are placing a huge financial burden on family farms,” said president Gunter Jochum. “I am concerned that many family farms will be taxed so high that the next generation will leave the industry.”
Director Stephen Vandervalk at 2:25 in the video.