The federal government has released a carbon pricing backstop, which will be forced upon provinces that don't come up with their own carbon pricing plan by 2018.

The backstop would also be used to supplement systems that do not fully meet the federal government's benchmark.

Part of the the federal system will see direct revenues from the carbon tax returned to the province from which they were collected.

In most cases, the levy will be applied early in the supply chain of each fuel used in a backstop jurisdiction, and will be payable by the producer or distributor. The final user of a fuel will not generally have any special rights or obligations in respect of the levy, as the user will purchase levy-paid fuel in most cases.

Carbon levy rates will initially be set to $10 per tonne in 2018, increasing by $10 per tonne annually to $50 per tonne in 2022.

Under the federal plan, farmers would receive relief on gasoline and diesel fuel used in certain activities.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has stated that a Made-in-Manitoba solution will be revealed later this year.

Written comments on the federal plan are being accepted until June 30th.

More Ag News

Spring Cereal Harvest Continues, Canola Underway

In its weekly crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says that harvest of winter cereals and peas is nearing completion. Spring cereal harvest continues, and canola is starting to be harvested in the…

MBFI To Receive FCC Funding

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is contributing $25,000 towards Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives (MBFI) near Brandon. The money, which comes from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund, will support the construction…

CN Rail Moved Record Crop Last Year

CN Rail says that western Canadian farmers moved a record 21.8 million metric tonnes of grain during the 2016/17 crop year. This exceeded the previous record set in 2014/15 by two per cent. "Through…

Quarry Seed To Offer Corn In 2018

Seed distributor Quarry Seed is looking at getting into the corn business. The company, whose main focus is soybeans, is planning to launch a couple of corn varieties next year. Western Canada…

U.S. Dairy Industry Split On Feelings Towards Supply Management

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) was part of an ag delegation in Washington last week to oversee the first round of NAFTA renegotiations. DFC Vice President David Wiens said that while Canada is united…

Valley Soybean Expo Highlights Prograin Research in Manitoba

Farmers got a firsthand look at some of Prograin's early maturing soybean varieties in the Extend program. Two year and one year pre-commercial material was also on display at the 12th annual Valley…

Early Scouting and Management Practices Key to Blackleg Prevention

A research scientist with DL Seeds wants producers to scout for blackleg symptoms early. Sakaria Liban said they should be looking for signs of infection. "Early infection is the most harmful.…

U of M's Dairy Research Facility Receives Nearly $3-M in Funding

Manitoba's dairy industry will benefit from Wednesday's funding announcement by federal and provincial ministers for agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Ralph Eichler. The two governments will partner…

MB Pork Confirms 62nd Case of PED Virus

There are now 62 confirmed cases of PED Virus in Manitoba. The latest case was verified August 11. Manitoba Pork says the latest two cases are related to live pig movements from previously infected…

Reducing Soil Compaction and Its Effects

Impacted root growth is showing up in Manitoba crops this year. Marla Riekman is a Land Management Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. She said this is particularly the case around the headlands…

North American Farm Leaders Push "Do No Harm" Principle in NAFTA Talks

Three leading farm organizations in North America want NAFTA re-negotiations to focus on modernizing the agreement, rather than tear it apart. Talks between Canada, U.S. and Mexican officials got…

Getting Swath Timing Right in Canola

Canola in Manitoba is getting close to, or is at stage for swathing, however producers are reminded to not be fooled by what the crop looks like on the outside. Anastasia Kubinec with Manitoba…

Harvest Begins in Winter/Spring Cereals, Field Peas

Hot, dry conditions continue to steal the show this growing season. Manitoba Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report indicates that while warm weather has advanced crops, it has also caused some injury in…

Giant Hogweed Could Find Its Way to Manitoba

Giant Hogweed has not yet appeared in Manitoba, however there are concerns the invasive species could eventually make its way here. Giant Hogweed is native to Asia and brought over to Canada as a…

Quarry Seed Preparing To Host 12th Annual Valley Soybean Expo

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Valley Soybean Expo hosted by Quarry Seed. The event takes place Thursday, August 17 at the Morrison Sports Park in Oakville, Mb from 10am until 2pm.…

New Food Guide Could Push Consumers Away From Meat

Health Canada is in the process of modifying Canada's Food Guide, and these proposed changes have members of the ag industry concerned. The second public consultation wrapped up on Monday. Guiding…

Dicamba Drift Appearing In Manitoba Soybeans

While dicamba drift has been a major concern in the U.S., there have also been cases reported this year in Manitoba. Dicamba is a Group 4 selective herbicide used to kill broadleaf weeds, often used…

Hay Storage Tips

Planning ahead can go a long way when it comes to storing hay. Barry Yaremcio, Beef and Forage Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry says, it's important to remember, where ever the bales…

Largest Solar Panel Project Going Up Near Otterburne

The largest solar panel project in Manitoba, to date, is being installed on a dairy farm near Otterburne. Justin Phillips is the president of Sycamore Energy and says they install solar panels to…

Storage Management Important To Protecting Investment

With harvest approaching, farmers will need to pay attention to storage management after the grain is in the bin. That from Joy Agnew, project manager with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

22
Aug
2017
Fitness Class for Mom

22 August 2017 - 26 September 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gretna School





24
Aug
2017
Storytelling in the Village

24 August 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Village of Neubergthal





24
Aug
2017
The Neubergthal Heritage Foundation and Manitoba Story Telling Guild are hosting “Storytelling in the Village”

24 August 2017 - 25 August 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

TBA





25
Aug
2017
Morden's Corn & Apple Festival

25 August 2017 - 27 August 2017, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stephen Street, Morden, MB, Canada, Morden





27
Aug
2017
Dogtown

27 August 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

DogTown





27
Aug
2017
Free Fashion Show

27 August 2017 2:00 pm

Saban & Company, Morden





28
Aug
2017
Movie in the Park - Morris

28 August 2017 6:30 pm

TBA





Login