Grain Farmers of Ontario calls on Prime Minister to drop carbon tax on fuel used for drying commodities

Grain Farmers of Ontario has sent a letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to “help farmers immediately exempting the carbon tax on fuel used for drying”.

In a release, GFO says grain farmers are paying more taxes and taking in less money, and with prices depressed by the US-China Trade, the Chinese are still refusing to buy soybeans.

Extreme weather conditions have also created a difficult growing season in Ontario and other provinces.

Chair of GFO Markus Haerle says grain farmers from across the province are concerned about how they are going to pay the carbon tax on already-expensive drying costs, which is burdening grain farms and not allowing farmers to invest in technology that can combat climate change.