Submission - Options for a Federal Carbon Pricing Offset System

August 30, 2019

Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is Manitoba’s general farm policy organization, representing and promoting the interests of agricultural producers in Manitoba. KAP works for farmers by advocating for policies that will keep Manitoba’s agriculture industry profitable, sustainable, and globally competitive. KAP policy is developed by farmers and commodity group members representing all agricultural commodities and all regions of Manitoba.

 

Manitoba’s farmers have a considerable interest in ensuring that they are using sustainable farming practices. Farmers adapt and utilize modern techniques and systems aimed at reducing their carbon footprint, and they are invested in increasing the health of the soil within which they grow their crops, as well as increasing the health of the land and water they require to care for their livestock. Farmers are price takers and they are confined by the cost of inputs, land prices, and fluctuating markets where commodity prices are set. From this perspective, we have submitted the following comments regarding Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) discussion paper for a Federal GHG Offset System.  

 

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