Indirect costs, such as in transportation, are among the reasons for the sometimes fierce opposition to the carbon tax on the Prairies.  |  File photo

Why farm groups oppose carbon tax

Agricultural groups were quick to dismiss the federal government’s announcement of a carbon tax, condemning Ottawa for imposing costs on their operations. Farmers in Western Canada were particularly incensed. After investing in zero-tillage practices that sequester massive amounts of carbon into the soil, they are still being forced to pay a tax. Amid the cacophony […] Read more