business risk programs

Federal and provincial officials working to improve farm support programs

Sep 11, 2020 | 4:29am

Federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says work is underway to improve farm business risk programs. Bibeau says she will be discussing proposals with her provincial counterparts this fall. She says officials have been busy this summer working on several proposals but would not elaborate. Farm groups have pushed for improvements to programs like Agristability. Bibeau […]

Ottawa still considering carbon tax relief for farmers

Feb 11, 2020 | 6:00am

Federal Agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is still considering some type of relief for farmers facing high costs from the carbon tax for grain drying. Last week APAS released a report showing the carbon tax will take eight percent or $8,000 to $10,000 from farmers this year. Within two years, the rising tax will cost farmers […]