The Federal and Provincial Agriculture Ministers brought two totally different views on the Federal Governments Carbon Tax to SARM delegates yesterday.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay saying the money collected by the tax will go back to the provinces to decide how to use it.

Meantime, Provincial Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said they will continue to oppose the carbon tax.
 
SARM President Ray Orb says they have looked at the models in other provinces like Alberta’s Carbon Credits:

"As it appears to us now the province is going to dig their heels in and I think are members are going to be supportive of that and we're just going to hang tough. We do have a backup plan in place but in the short term, we are going to be supporting the province."

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the proposed carbon tax would cost an average grain farm $10 to $15 an acre in costs; for a 2500 acre grain farm that would mean $25,000 to $30,000 dollars.

He says farmers can’t afford that.

More Ag News

Farm Transition Workshops Underway

A trio of family farm transition workshops are attracting a lot of attention this week. Keynote speaker Jeanne Martinson talked about leadership and communication on multi-generation farms. She says…

Seed Quality Concerns Creep into 2017 Crop Year

Spring has officially arrived but it will still be a few weeks before farmers will be back in the field. When they do get in many will be wrapping up the harvest from last year before being able to…

National Farmers Union Disagrees With SARM Resolution

The National Farmers Union says it rejects a resolution passed by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities that calls for more legal rights for people to protect themselves and their…

Carbon Tax Issue Still Back and Forth

The Federal and Provincial Agriculture Ministers brought two totally different views on the Federal Governments Carbon Tax to SARM delegates yesterday. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay…

India Pulse Trade Issue Discussed at SARM Convention

Delegates at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities heard from both the federal and provincial agriculture ministers. Federal minister Lawrence MacAulay recently returned from India…

K + S Receives Rail Car Shipment

Company officials are pleased with the progress being made at K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy Project at Bethune. On Monday, the company received the first 177 custom built rail cars at its site. The new…

Agriculture Safety Week Recognized

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed this week Agricultural Safety Week. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says with spring seeding approaching, it's important the industry keeps on-farm…

Farmers Union Wondering if Producers are Treated Properly

The National Farmers Union wants to find out if grain producers are being treated properly when they deliver their crops to inland terminals. The grassroots farm organization says in a statement that…

Record Exports for Canola

Statistics Canada says strong demand from China helped lift canola exports to a record 845 million dollars in January -- a sharp rebound for a sector threatened by a trade dispute last year. China…

Information Services Corporation Honouring Century Farms

Information Services Corporation is once again preparing to honour century old family farms. Jeff Stusek, President and CEO of ISC says they are pleased to honour Saskatchewan families that have…

Rebuilding Soil Fertility

Taking care of the soil is one of the most important things a farmer can do to ensure his or her operation is successful. That was the sentiment shared last week at crop connect by guest speaker Neal…

App to Assist Producers in Streamlining Production

Producers taking part in the Ministry of Agriculture's production workshops in Saskatchewan this week are learning more about a farm friendly app that can streamline their information. Jared Haight,…

Provincial Government Seeking Crop Reporters

Have you ever wondered how the Provincial Crop Report is put together and how they get their information? Well now you can play an active role in the process. Shannon Friesen is a Crop Specialist…

Canadian Federation of Agriculture Wraps 2016

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture(CFA) wrapped up its annual general meeting last week in Ottawa. President Ron Bonnet was re-elected for another term. He talked about one of the big issues…

Irridated Beef Sales Approved

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays, but it must be labelled as such. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce…

Crop Insurance Pay Out Estimated at $650 Million

Farmers would like to see an early spring this year, mainly so they can finish last years harvest. Saskatchewan Crop Insurance numbers show there’s still about 1.3 million acres of crop still left to…

Farm Land Value Increasing

Information from the Farm Financial Survey for 2015 is now available. Data for the Stats Canada survey was gathered and analyzed in 2016. According to the survey the average net worth per farm…

Canada Poised to Play Large Role in Ag Rise

A leading Canadian agri-food expert says Canada has an opportunity to significantly boost its gross domestic product and be a key player in the coming agriculture-industrial revolution. But Evan…

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association Calling for Fee Reduction

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is calling on the Canadian Grain Commission to reduce, and refund, user fees charged to farmers marketing their grain. The CGC collects $1.80 per tonne…

Canada to Celebrate Ag Day

Thursday is being marked as Canada’s first Agriculture Day, a day designed to draw a closer connection between Canadians, our food and the people who produce it. Candace Hill, manager of the farm…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

A Local Perspective: Back Home by Lorraine Jansen

10 January 2017 1:00 pm - 31 March 2017 5:00 pm

Humboldt & District Gallery, Humboldt





St. Peters College Fine Arts Department Student Art Show

01 March 2017 1:00 pm - 31 March 2017 5:00 pm

Humboldt & District Gallery, Humboldt





March Library BINGO!

02 March 2017 12:00 am - 31 March 2017 7:00 pm

Pilger Public Library





Forever In Motion

27 March 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Community Gathering Place, Humboldt





The Society 2017 Launch

27 March 2017 7:00 pm

St. Peter's College Library





Alcoholics Anonymous Humboldt Meetings

27 March 2017 8:00 pm

Humboldt District Hospital





Alcoholics Anonymous Humboldt Meetings

28 March 2017 7:30 pm

Humboldt District Hospital





Login