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As stewards of the land-owning 17.6 million acres of farmland, Manitoba producers play an integral role in preserving the soil, air, and water for future generations. KAP works with government and industry stakeholders to ensure that farming practices in Manitoba remain sustainable and economic.

KAP is a member of the MOU implementation committee, the Environmental Farm Plan Advisory Committee, Efficiency Manitoba Energy Efficiency Advisory Group and works with the Department of Agriculture in the administration of the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP).

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Propane and natural gas for on farm use are not exempt under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. Producers are concerned – as price-takers – about the inability to pass these costs forward and the impact it has on their net farm revenues.

KAP has been lobbying the Government of Canada to exempt propane and natural gas used for grain drying and livestock buildings to be exempt under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. In 2021 the Government of Canada announced a refundable tax credit for tax paid on the use of natural gas and propane for the 2021-22 fuel charge year. In 2022 Bill C-234 (An Act to Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel) was tabled.