SARM seeks Carbon tax rebate on fuel for grain drying and farm support program improvements

The federal Carbon tax for drying grain, and, farm income safety net programs are among the issues to be raised by the president of SARM Friday in Regina.

Ray Orb speaks at the Regina District RM’s meeting and is hoping the federal government will provide a carbon tax rebate to farmers for drying grain this fall.

He says farmers are facing high costs because of a wet harvest and need some support.

He points out over 2 million acres of crop remain to be harvested before spring seeding.

Orb says SARM is considering a lobby trip to Ottawa before the federal budget this spring to push for a carbon tax rebate and improvements to farm support programs.

Orb says now is the time for Ottawa to make improvements to the Agristability program rather than have more studies.

He says the reference margin should be restored to 85 percent from 70 percent.

He would support even further enhancements to Agristability.

The Regina District RM’s meeting wraps up Friday in Regina.


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