ENTITLED Greenhouse operators can now apply for carbon tax relief grants for the 2020 production year.
Commercial growers in BC who grow vegetables, ornamental flowers and plants, forest seedlings and nursery plants in greenhouses can apply for the grant by May 10 if they:
* Achieved sales of more than $ 20,000 in 2020;
* Used natural gas or propane to heat their greenhouses or produce carbon dioxide; and
* had a production area of more than 455 square meters.
The grant covers 80% of commercial greenhouse growers with carbon tax on eligible crops paid for natural gas and propane they used for greenhouse heating and carbon dioxide production in 2020. Cannabis is not an eligible plant at any stage of production, including propagation.
Greenhouse farmers supply the communities on more than 300 hectares of land with fresh vegetables about 10 months a year and grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, lettuce and other plants. In addition to vegetable growers, the BC floriculture and nursery industries grow more than 80 million greenhouse flowers and cuttings and produce approximately 50 million potted plants annually.
Application information and admission criteria can be found here: