June 3 is the deadline 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. 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 fundamental questions about the government strategy such as does the strategy strengthen or weaken the long term Canadian agriculture industry goal of $75 billion in agri-food exports by 2025?
CAAR is asking several additional questions about the discussion document, such as:
- 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?
- 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?
CAAR is well aware that 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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