The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has been granted intervenor status in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case on the Federal Carbon Tax.
APAS President Todd Lewis said they have an important story to tell on behalf of producers about the role farmers and agriculture play.
“We have an industry here in western Canada that’s really a world leader in carbon management and really with the carbon backstop plan it’s doesn’t take any of that into account. In many cases, it ignores the good work that’s been done, and has continued to be done on the farmland and pastures in Saskatchewan.”
Lewis says Saskatchewan producers manage 43% of Canada’s cropland and 35% of the grasslands.
He says they are deeply invested in finding the best way forward for both the health of our environment and the agricultural industry.