Yesterday was a key day for farmers as Bill C-234 received its third and final reading in the House of Commons.
Bill C-234 an Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act would exempt on-farm grain drying from the Carbon Tax.
Conservative Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food John Barlow says this is a massive win for Canadian farmers.
"This will reduce or remove the carbon tax from natural gas and propane on farms once it gets through the Senate. So we're hopeful before we rise in June, that will happen."
Barlow says this will save farmers tens of millions of dollars on upfront costs when it comes to natural gas and propane for drying grain, and heating and cooling barns.
"All of these things continue to pile costs on farmers. There is no question eventually that leads to higher costs at grocery store shelves and impede our ability to be competitive on the global market. As our number one trading partner, the United States does not have a carbon tax."
He says there's a recognition by all the opposition parties of just how important Canadian farmers are and that higher food prices are connected to higher input costs for Canadian farmers.
"I'm very proud of our team that we all worked really hard to get the support of all of the opposition parties, the NDP, the Bloc and the Green Party. The only party that voted against us was the Liberals, but even a handful of Liberals voted in support. So I think that is a really encouraging sign, that most of Parliament understand how important Canadian agriculture is. It's important that it's economically viable."