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Barlow says frustration is growing in the ag sector

It's back to work in Ottawa this week for M.P.'s.

John Barlow, the Conservative's shadow minister for agriculture and agri-ood says its good to be back, adding there's a lot of issues for the ag sector that need to be addressed. 

He says first and foremost is the impact of the carbon tax for producers citing a report that came out late last year looking at the Canadian Food Index.

"That showed that once the Liberals and the NDP coalition triples the carbon tax, it will cost a Canadian farm family, an average 5000 acre farm about $150,000 a year. We know that's unsustainable. That will put farmers out of business, we will start losing operations".

He notes we're already seeing that happen with Dr Sylvain Charlebois from Dalhousie University saying we are losing farms due to the carbon tax.

The Federal Carbon Tax is set to increase again on April 1, 2023.

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