Poll: What would you have said about fertilizer emissions reduction policy?

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In the last eight years plus, Canadians have been asked to consult on several different proposed policy changes by the federal government. Some of these consultations move a policy forward. Others, like the Grain Act review process or the Sustainable Ag Strategy, results in a “What we heard” document and not much more.

Then, there’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s climate action initiatives, including its fertilizer emissions reduction strategy enveloped in the Living Lab initiative, On-Farm Climate Action Fund, and the Agriculture Clean Tech program.

Canada’s Auditor General has released a rebuke of the department in evaluating its development and execution of the $1.5 billion in programming. Of note, the AG says that, “We found that the department did not consult with stakeholders (for example, farmers and industry associations) prior to establishing the fertilizer emission reduction target.”

We want to know, if you had been asked, what would you have told AAFC?

Related: AAFC publishes “What we heard” document on fertilizer emissions strategy

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