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Saskatchewan farmers, Conservative MPs decry fertilizer emissions proposal
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Saskatchewan farmers, Conservative MPs decry fertilizer emissions proposal

Saskatchewan agricultural stakeholders joined several Conservative MPs to discuss Ottawa’s proposal to reduce fertilizer emissions Thursday, telling reporters the policy is destined to reduce farm yields, threaten farm sustainability and hurt consumers in the process. “It’s going to have a devastating impact to Canadian farm families and their ability to produce food. There will be a massive reduction in yield,”  said Foothills MP John Barlow.The proposal to help lower Canadian GHG levels by slashing nitrogen fertilizer application emissions by 30 per cent was first mentioned as part of the “A Healthy Environment and Healthy Economy” plan in 2020.“That will make farming economically unsustainable in Canada. That is going to increase food costs as a result of lower yield,” Barlow s...