The BC Agricultural Council (BCAC) works with government to promote and advocate for the collective interests of all livestock and agricultural producers in BC. HCBC has a representative that sits on the BCAC board of directors to ensure equine issues remain part of the dialogue.
The Farmer ID Card* Value Program is administered by BCAC and is specifically designed to offer equine farmers and ranchers exclusive benefits. By becoming a member, you’ll receive access to valuable information and resources to improve your business, and great discounts on a variety of products and services to enhance your lifestyle. Plus, it’s an easy, convenient and approved form of proving your farmer status for tax benefit purposes. Start reaping the benefits today!
Classifying horse operations for farm status can sometimes be complex. The BC Assessment site will have information to help understand the process and rules regarding horse operations.
ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN
If you have Farm Status you may be able to access services and resources under the provincial Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program. The EFP advisers are available to assist and offer guidance and support as well as help answer any questions you might have about your farm and environmental issues.
For more information, visit the following:
- Ministry of Agriculture – Environmental Farm Planning
- BC Agriculture Council – Environmental Farm Plan Program
- CleanFARMS is a not-for-profit industry stewardship organization committed to environmental responsibility through the proper management of agricultural waste. Our programs manage agricultural plastic and other inorganic waste from farms across Canada and have earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Find out how their programs can help your farm.
Visit the Government of BC website for general and specific tax information relating to bona fide farmers.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE TAX NOTICE
Effective January 1, 2014
Notice to Coloured Fuel Sellers and Farmers Carbon Tax Exemption