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A carbon tax will be applied to gas, diesel, and natural gas, but large emitters will face additional measures.

Here’s a primer on carbon taxes and cap and trade in Canada

Alberta is emulating B.C. with a carbon tax, Ontario and Quebec favour 
cap and trade, and Saskatchewan opposes carbon pricing

With the federal government’s announcement in October of a national carbon pricing policy, many farmer conversations have turned to what a carbon tax is and how it differs from a cap-and-trade system. The government’s plan requires all provinces and territories to have a price on carbon by 2018. In Western Canada, two provinces — B.C. […] Read more

Deadline extended for cash advances

Applications will be accepted until March 2017

Farmers unable to harvest their 2016 crops may be eligible for a cash advance under a revised application deadline. The Canadian Canola Growers Association will accept new seeded cash advance applications until March 2017. “This deadline change applies equally to farmers already enrolled in the 2016 program, as well as those who are applying for […] Read more


Would you like canola margin insurance?

The Canadian Canola Growers Association is researching new risk management tools to provide farmers with more options in managing the many risks affecting their farm. One potential new product is canola margin insurance. To ensure this product is designed to work effectively for farmers, the association is seeking farmer input through a survey available at […] Read more

Cash advances now available

Cash advances are available for the 2015-16 Advance Payments Program. This year, there are changes to make the program more convenient. The Canadian Canola Growers Association is administering cash advances for 45 commodities, including oilseeds, cereals, pulses, specialty crops, cattle, and hogs. Other changes include the removal of withhold and added flexibility for repaying grain […] Read more