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Farmer Led Petition On Carbon Credit Offsets Is Getting A Lot Of Interest

The petition, which has over 2800 signatures is calling on Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to rethink his position on Carbon Credit Offsets.
 
Miles Heck farms at Sceptre and is one of four producers who are raising concerns over the government's decision that no-till agriculture would not qualify for carbon sequestration credits.
 
"Basically what the Saskatchewan government has outlined is that no tail does not qualify for carbon sequestration credits. We feel very strongly that as an agricultural base, we sequester a substantial amount of carbon into the soil."
 
Heck says that leaves farmers here out of a lucrative market.
 
"In the United States, for example, there is a small project being started with Cortiva Agrisciences that's paying anywhere from $5 to $20 an acre on 1000 acre farm. That's a huge amount of money, that helps your bottom line. The other issue that we have is without this compensation, Canadian farmers are on unfair scale to everybody else, and it's just going to go down the line and consumers will just end up having to pay more for the food that they eat."
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