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Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee launches study on soil health

Committee Chair Rob Black says this is the second study on this topic, the last study was done in 1984.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry launched a new study into soil health in Canada this week.

Black notes in 1984 that report was groundbreaking but things have changed in 38 years.

"We're now looking at the health of soils from a variety of perspectives. We now want to think about carbon sequestration. We now want to think about climate change and mitigation strategies. So, I'm hopeful that this study that may take a year, or two to complete will work towards those goals."

He says the timing is right to undertake a new study, the previous study is the most requested Senate study ever in the history of the Senate's 155 years.

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