The Government of Saskatchewan has signed on for another three years with the 4R nutrient stewardship program with Fertilizer Canada. This extension will allow the province to continue to develop and deliver continued education, training, and expansion of the program. 4R stewardship is a fertilizer management strategy that focuses on the 4Rs: the right form, at… Read More

Fertilizer suppliers and retailers are scrambling to sort out the impact of the Canadian government’s sanctions on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, including shipments that were paid for and loaded prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Fertilizer has historically been one of Canada’s largest imports from Russia. Approximately 660 to 680 thousand tonnes of nitrogen… Read More

While there are still plenty of unanswered questions surrounding the federal government’s goal of reducing nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer by 30 per cent by 2030, the organization that represents Canada’s fertilizer manufacturers and suppliers is welcoming the release of a discussion paper outlining the government’s plan. The document, in which the federal government summarizes… Read More

Farm groups and agriculture industry organizations are sounding the alarm about the potential for a strike by Canadian Pacific Railway employees in the coming weeks. More than three thousand engineers, conductors, and other railway workers who work for CP and are members in the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have voted in favour of a strike… Read More

Fertilizer Canada and Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) have come together with matching funding of $257,252 towards a soil health project that will provide Alberta grain, forage, and crop producers with tangible results realized at the farm gate. A multi-year soil health project led by Dr. Miles Dyck at the University of Alberta will aim… Read More

Fertilizer Canada has released details of a report, compiled by Meyers Norris Penny (MNP), that aims to outline the significant impact a regulated reduction in nitrogen fertilizer use would have on farmers’ bottom lines. The Government of Canada has announced an “aspirational” goal of 30 per cent absolute emissions reduction target for on-farm fertilizer use… Read More

The federal government has announced plans to reduce emissions related to synthetic fertilizer use, which has sparked concerns within agriculture groups, like Fertilizer Canada. As Shaun Haney, host of RealAg Radio, noted on RFDTV recently, Fertilizer Canada was initially supportive of the government’s 30 per cent emissions reduction plan. However, as details are rolling out… Read More

There are some aggressive targets for a reduction of fertilizer in the new climate plan proposal recently released by the federal government. At first glance, the support of the proposal by Fertilizer Canada doesn’t make a lot of sense. To explain, Clyde Graham, executive vice president of Fertilizer Canada, recently chatted with Shaun Haney on RealAg… Read More

Last week the United States Department of Homeland Security, along with Secretary Sonny Perdue, designated significant portions of U.S. fertilizer supply chain as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.” Fertilizer Canada is urging the Canadian federal government to do the same, as it is necessary for the agricultural industry to have access to fertilizer headed into spring… Read More

In conjunction with the launch of Phosphorus ‘P’ Week (Sept 16-21), two researchers are rolling out a review surrounding the science of phosphorus fertilization under 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place). Focusing on the Northern Great Plains, the review, by Cynthia Grant and Don Flaten, identifies key gaps in knowledge,… Read More

Setterington’s Fertilizer Service Ltd, part of the Agromart Group, has announced it has achieved 4R certification in Ontario through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The Cottam branch of Setterington’s is the third agriculture nutrient service provider to achieve certification in the province. Setterington’s is in the Western Lake Erie Basin. “We encourage growers who… Read More

Canadian ag retailers have a new tool to help their farmer customers adopt 4R nutrient stewardship practices. With the launch of Fertilizer Canada’s new 4R designation toolkit, the industry organization says it will be easier for retailers to support farmers as they work to enhance management practices with the principles of 4R nutrient stewardship – a globally recognized, Canadian-made… Read More

 

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