Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Farm groups plead for fertilizer rebate

Grain Farmers of Ontario is one of the leading farm organizations pleading for a return of the 35 per cent tariff on fertilizer imported this spring from Russia.

They say Canada is the only country to impose a tariff on fertilizer, but that appears to be false because this week the International Trade Commission in the United States said it will be lifting United States’ tariffs on fertilizers from Russia.

The organizations involved in the lobbying are  the Atlantic Grains Council, Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, Fertilizer Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Agri Business Association, Ontario Bean Growers, Ontario Canola Growers, Qu├ębec Grain Farmers, Sollio Agriculture, and Sylvite Agri-Services.