Understanding why Alberta farmers loathe the carbon tax


Cherylynn Bos is concerned the carbon tax will increase the costs to run her goat farm and small milk processing facility. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)

They are the stewards of the land, the so-called first environmentalists, and they rely heavily on the weather and predictable climate to grow food to put on your plate.

That’s why it’s somewhat surprising that Alberta farmers are resoundingly opposed to the key government policy to help the environment and meet climate change goals — a carbon tax.

See the story with video here. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/understanding-why-alberta-farmers-loathe-the-carbon-tax-1.3943040