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Canola organizations participate in AAFC town hall discussion on fertilizer emissions reduction

Last week, the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) participated in a town hall discussion as an initial step to providing canola sector input into Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) industry consultation for the fertilizer emissions reduction target.

“Now, more than ever, global customers are looking to Canada to support food security needs and to help address climate change,” said Jim Everson, CCC president. “Ensuring canola farmers have access to nitrogen fertilizer is a critical part of meeting this global challenge.”

In a news release, the groups state that Canadian canola growers are leaders in adopting farming practices and technologies that increase productivity while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including conservation tillage, pod shatter tolerant seed varieties, precision ag technologies and 4R nutrient stewardship practices. Growing demand for healthy vegetable oils, as well as the impact of simultaneous challenges affecting people’s access to food around the globe, are creating even more demand for Canadian canola.

The town hall event included presentations from AAFC officials about the emissions reduction target and the issues identified in the discussion document, followed by a Q&A session.

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