Carbon Credit Offsets for Western Canadian Agriculture

Carbon Credit Offsets for Western Canadian Agriculture

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Miles Heck started this petition to HON. SCOTT MOE and

 

No credit for no-till - Grain farmers who use minimal tillage or low-soil disturbance cropping systems learned last week that they could be shut out of the emerging and potentially lucrative market for agricultural offsets. Under a government framework for carbon offsets being proposed by the provincial government, offset protocols will be developed and implemented in Saskatchewan, allowing farmers, ranchers and land managers to produce and sell offsets in exchange for adopting environmentally friendly management practices. But according to sources familiar with the issue, minimum till or low-soil disturbance cropping systems likely won’t be eligible. The 40 percent adoption rule is a curve ball that many carbon zero-till offset advocates had not been anticipating. (WESTERN PRODUCER - MAR 25, 2021)

Western Canadian farmers are being penalized for early adoption of being better stewards of their land and now will compete against other countries who arrived late to no-till farming and benefited from technology bought and paid for in western Canada.  Farms in western Canada will be at a monumental disadvantage to other nations; we were pioneers in soil conservation and are now being penalized for it.  

Politicians have the wherewithal to offer counter credits to the carbon tax. 

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