Climate agreement promises farmers perks beyond clean air

April 15, 2005: Canada will be looking to farmers for help meeting the 2012 Kyoto climate change standards and they are willing to pay, according to reports of a House environment committee meeting held yesterday. Environment Minister Stéphane Dion was cited as saying that as much as $1-billion could be bench-marked over the next sever years for conservation rewards. Among the practices bantered about for subsidies were no-till farming, energy efficient tractors and sustainable energy sources.

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