Issue No. 46 - Winter 2006

The federal election call will have political candidates seeking your vote and because the outcome seems tight, they will be willing to listen to your ideas and concerns.

Carbon Offset Trading will not be the answer to Agriculture’s challenges, but it could be one of many tools to bring financial stability to the farm, if the system returns value to the farm gate. In January of 2006, Canada’s Carbon Offset Trading System is to be initiated. The federal election call may have deferred the initiation to some degree, but it will still move ahead in the New Year. We must use this opportunity to raise issues and concerns prior to the Trading System details being set in stone.

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