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    Dennis Lapierre
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    Farmer ID Cards

    PST returns April 1. That means the old rules as far as what is PST exempt for farm purchases will pretty much apply, again.

    Those of you who remember the pre-hst days will remember how handy the Farmer ID Card was. For buying automobile insurance and for buying farm-use items that were allowed to be PST exempt at point of sale if you could prove you were a bonafide farmer saved you the problem of trying to recapture the PST later.

    The BCAC has a deal on the Famer ID Cards right now. If you are a member of a member BCAC organization, you can get the card for 1/2 price.... $100.00 (non-member cost is $200.00). As an added bonus, $10 of that will go to the organization you are a member of, which will help offset its cost of BCAC membership.

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    Dennis Lapierre
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    As a follow-up to the deal. This information should be relevant to members of the FARM Community Council and its various member Farmer's Institutes.

    The FARM ID Card is becoming a hot item and so lots of folks are rejoining organizations to get the discount.

    Something that is unique to the FARM Community Council and its member Farmer's Institutes is that many who belong are also cattle producers, sheep producers and/or members of other commodity organizations. Rather than citing these organizations to get their discount, if you were to cite the FARM Community Council and be able to have that membership validated through your Institute contacts, FARM would receive a much needed bit of cash support.

    It is via this sort of support that the small farm and community agriculture-type producer is able to provide a presence at stakeholder meetings and the like. Otherwise, it has to rely on the generosity of the BCAC for that. And, that isn't always gladly offered.

    Please consider citing the FARM Community Council and, if you don't belong, join via your Farmer's Institutes or the BC Sheep Federation, to get the Farmer ID discount and to help FARM have its needed presence in the ongoing BC agriculture industry advocacy game.

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    Dennis Lapierre
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    As a follow-up to the deal. This information should be relevant to members of the FARM Community Council and its various member Farmer's Institutes.

    The FARM ID Card is becoming a hot item and so lots of folks are rejoining organizations to get the discount.

    Something that is unique to the FARM Community Council and its member Farmer's Institutes is that many who belong are also cattle producers, sheep producers and/or members of other commodity organizations. Rather than citing these organizations to get their discount, if you were to cite the FARM Community Council and be able to have that membership validated through your Institute contacts, FARM would receive a much needed bit of cash support.

    It is via this sort of support that the small farm and community agriculture-type producer is able to provide a presence at stakeholder meetings and the like. Otherwise, it has to rely on the generosity of the BCAC for that. And, that isn't always gladly offered.

    Please consider citing the FARM Community Council and, if you don't belong, join via your Farmer's Institutes or the BC Sheep Federation, to get the Farmer ID discount and to help FARM have its needed presence in the ongoing BC agriculture industry advocacy game.

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    as I understand it, the card is good only for a period of three years. $200 or even $100 seems a little steep when a copy of the BC assessment document can be made for pennies.

    Is there an intention to make these cards mandatory and therefore become a means of exacting a fee from farmers ? Seems to me the card should be provided without charge to bonafide farmers.

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    Farm ID cards

    as I understand it, the card is good only for a period of three years. $200 or even $100 seems a little steep when a copy of the BC assessment document can be made for pennies.
    Is there an intention to make these cards mandatory and therefore become a means of exacting a fee from farmers ? Seems to me the card should be provided without charge to bonafide farmers.

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    Dennis Lapierre
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    Farmer ID Cards

    No. The Farmer ID Card will not be made mandatory. It is essentially a convenience that is also a fund-raiser for the BCAC.

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