Saskatchewan farmers are going to court to fight the federal carbon tax.
APAS is seeking intervenor status in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case on the Federal Carbon Tax.
APAS president Todd Lewis says the federal carbon tax plan does not recognize farmer involvement in controlling and reducing greenhouse gases.
Lewis adds farm fuel may be exempt from the carbon tax but farm costs will still rise because the tax will still increase fertilizer costs and all goods shipped in and out of rural Saskatchewan.
Lewis says adding costs to farmers could make them less able to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
He announced the court action at the APAS annual meeting in Regina.