Effective January 1, 2014, farmers may purchase coloured gasoline and coloured diesel for authorized uses exempt from carbon tax (currently only exempt from motor fuel tax). This exemption from carbon tax applies only to gasoline and diesel coloured in accordance with the Motor Fuel Tax Act. It does not apply to other categories of light fuel oil (including coloured heating oil) or to other fuels, such as propane.
Click on the Notice from the Ministry of Finance for additional information.
The BC Ministry of Agriculture issued a new manure spreading advisory November 4. More information can be found at this link. http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/NutrientMgmt/index.htm
PST Bulletin from the BC Ministry of Finance that provides information to help farmers understand how the provincial sales tax (PST) applies to their businesses.
Please click on the link below for more information on the BC Dairy Quota Policay and Governance Consultation, running until the end of October.
With participation from local partners, the B.C. Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative has developed a series of strategies to increase the resilience of the agriculture sector in the Delta, Peace River, and the Cowichan Valley regions to a changing climate. Please click on the appopriate region to read their strategy.
“The high priority topics, strategies and actions identified in these adaptation strategies will be very important for the long term sustainability of our sector in these regions”, concludes Rhonda Driediger, Chair of the BC Agriculture Council. “BCAC would like to see implementation of the identified actions and similar studies completed for all agricultural areas in B.C.”
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