Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Wants Ottawa to Remove Carbon Tax From Costs of Grain Drying

The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce is calling on Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to remove the carbon tax on fuel used to dry grain.
The Chamber is very concerned about the effect the carbon tax has on not only farmers but also the local business community.
They said in a news release, this “negatively impacts local business as every dollar spent on the carbon tax is not available to be spent on purchases of goods or services in our city or region.”
Using information from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), the Chamber also said the carbon tax on fuel used to dry grain will result in an additional cost of 360 dollars for a 1-thousand acre farm, $2160 for a 6-thousand acre farm and $54-hundred for a 15-thousand acre farm.

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