Time is running out to provide feedback on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.” It will likely have a significant impact on the ag retail industry in Canada, so CAAR urgently needs your feedback.
CAAR is seeking member feedback and participation to ensure the voice of agri-retailers is heard. CAAR is asking several questions about the discussion document:
- What is the end goal?
- How will Canadian farmers evolve?
- What is the investment exposure?
- What are the risks to Canada’s reputation of high quality and reliable producer of agriculture products?
- Does the strategy strengthen or weaken the long term Canadian agriculture industry goal of $75 billion in agri-food exports by 2025?
- Is synthetic fertilizer a significant contributor to GHG’s compared to like industries or alternative production methods?
- Was the data provided based on models or actual field data replicated over multiple years and conditions?
- Is the mandate lead by sound science or ideology utilizing cherry picked science supporting the call to action?
June 3rd is the deadline to provide comments to AAFC. We know members are busy at this time of year, but we are encouraging all agriculture stakeholders to take note and provide input.
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