By Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, June 22, 2017
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association wants producers to be rewarded for sequestering carbon in the soil.
Members passed a resolution encouraging the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef to ask the federal government to implement a program that pays agriculture producers for measurable carbon sequestration that occurs on their land.
“There is a lot of talk from the federal and provincial levels about carbon taxes that we are to pay whether it is on fuel or other things. This is a proactive way to try and recapture some of the expenditures that we are experiencing in the future,” John Anderson of the Nicola Stock Breeders Association said at the BCCA annual meeting held in Kamloops May 25-27.