Thursday, September 8, 2022

Industry says fertilizer goals will hurt

Fertilizer Canada and the Canola Council of Canada issued a report saying the federal government’s goal of cutting fertilizer-related greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 is not achievable without causing a lot of harm.

The report said making a cut that large would “potentially damage the financial health of Canada’s crop production sector.”

It said a reduction of 14 per cent is more realistic.

The federal government announced the voluntary goal in 2020 and said then that fertilizer use had increased by 71 per cent in 15 years.