A national coalition of industry-wide farm organizations have launched the Agriculture Carbon Alliance (ACA). The goal of the alliance is to ensure that “Canadian farmers’ sustainable practices are recognized through a policy environment that maintains their competitiveness, supports their livelihoods, and leverages their critical role as stewards of the land,” the organization says. As of March… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has consistently moved environmental considerations into nearly every policy it has brought forward, regardless of what sector of the economy the policy is directed towards. For example, the recent environmental roadmap set out by the Liberals links the environmental policy directly with economic results, to the positive. As the countdown… Read More

Western Canada’s largest ethanol producer could soon be operating under a different banner, following the announcement of Cenovus Energy’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Husky Energy on Sunday. The deal will see the two Canadian energy industry rivals join forces and operate as Cenovus Energy Inc., with headquarters in Calgary, Alta. In addition to its oil… Read More

The U.S. Canola Association (USCA) has written a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump asking that he encourage the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish “pathways for renewable diesel derived from canola oil to generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) as ‘advanced biofuel’ under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.” The letter, dated September 30, 2020,… Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says her government’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard will be “a great opportunity” for farmers, but she acknowledges the policy needs further consultation. The government is planning to introduce regulations to support the policy, which is designed to incentivize the use of lower carbon fuels such as ethanol or biodiesel, this… Read More

 

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