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Will the carbon tax help or hurt farmers?

March 29, 2019

Ben Dyck, supervisor on North Paddock Farms Ltd., is not in favour of the financial impact Alberta's new carbon tax will have on his farm, which produces potatoes that are sold nationally and internationally.

"In the end, that is going to translate into an increase for the customer on the food that they purchase," Dyck says, giving examples such as increased trucking costs for bringing supplies to the farm and moving products to stores.

Dyck couldn't suggest a single farmer who supported the carbon tax.

"I don't know anybody who would be in favour of this," he says. "It's unbelievable."