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Canada's Fertilizer Cut Equals Less Food (and higher prices)

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Leroy N. Soetoro

Aug 5, 2022, 2:39:48 PM8/5/22

Under the guise of honoring Canadian farmers as good stewards of the land,
the government of Canada has implemented a plan to reduce 30% of its
fertilizer use by 2030 in order to meet climate targets. Ultimately the
goal is to have net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The plan
will effectively cap the fertilizer usage of farmers.

This is expected to engender catastrophic financial losses for those
reliant on farming for income, as well as potential food shortages. The
Saskatchewan and Alberta ministers of agriculture have expressed their
“profound disappointment” in the Canadian federal government’s “arbitrary

“This has been the most expensive crop anyone has put in, following a very
difficult year on the prairies,” said Nate Horner, Alberta’s minister of

“The world is looking for Canada to increase production and be a solution
to global food shortages. The federal government needs to display that
they understand this. They owe it to our producers,” he added.

Industry association Fertilizer Canada called the government’s approach
“short-sighted,” arguing that reducing nitrogen fertilizer use “will have
considerable impact on Canadian farmers’ incomes and reduce overall
Canadian exports and GDP.”

A report compiled by accounting firm Meyers Norris Penny suggested that
regulated fertilizer reduction could cost Canadian farmers $48 billion by
2030 and reduce crop sizes.

Fertilizer Canada claimed, “It is estimated that a 30% absolute emission
reduction for a farmer with 1,000 acres of canola and 1,000 acres of
wheat, stands to have their profit reduced by approximately CND$38,000 –
CND$40,500 (US$29.523 to US$31.465) annually.”

This represents a loss of $400 million (Canadian; $310 million U.S.) for
wheat farmers, and $396 to $441 million (Canadian; $308 to $343 million
U.S.) for canola farmers.

Fertilizer Canada also suggested focusing on reducing emissions per bushel
and not using a total cap. Otherwise, they warn, yield crop productivity
will fall below 2020 levels.

Less food production might lead Canada to depend on food imports from
countries relying on less-sustainable agriculture practices. “We cannot
feed the growing world population with a reduction in fertilizer,” say the
governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The UN warned earlier this year that global food production in 2023 may
not be able to meet rising demand without proper fertilizer use.

The Canadian government ignored the potential of worldwide food shortages
by staying focused on GHG output with the reduction of fertilizer use. “We
are continuing to support the development and adoption of practices and
equipment that reduce GHG emissions and improve the sector’s climate
change resiliency. With the experience of fertilizer industry
representatives, farmers and other pertinent groups, we can work together
to identify concrete and innovative steps to help meet our targets,” said
Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food.

Eastern Canadian farmers are the most impacted by the planned reduction of
nitrogen use, as approximately 660,000 to 680,000 metric tons of nitrogen
fertilizer are imported from Russia to the region annually. That
represents 85% to 90% of the total nitrogen fertilizer used in the area.

A 35% tariff on Russian products — including fertilizers — was put in
place in Canada in March after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, not giving
farmers any time to search for alternative sources. However, the U.S.
International Trade Commission rejected a 132.6% duty on Russian
fertilizers, a huge relief for domestic producers who want to keep prices
at manageable levels.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing to implement this plan
even after weeks of protests in the Netherlands that should have proved to
him that the world is not ready to adopt these draconian measures.
Netherlands lawmakers voted to cut down on pollution emissions, primarily
nitrogen oxide and ammonia, by 50 percent across the country by 2030. Tens
of thousands of farmers have gathered across the Netherlands in recent
weeks to protest their government’s plan to reduce nitrous oxide
emissions, arguing it would have disastrous consequences for their
business, and eventually, consumers.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, a farm advocacy organization,
accused Trudeau’s administration of reaching a decision on fertilizer
without seeking their input. “The target of an absolute reduction in
nutrients used to produce our food was done without consultation with the
fertilizer industry or Canadian grain and oilseed farmers,” they said in a

Saskatchewan’s minister of agriculture, David Marit, said, “We’re really
concerned with this arbitrary goal. The Trudeau government has apparently
moved on from their attack on the oil and gas industry and set their
sights on Saskatchewan farmers.”

It appears that Trudeau, President Joe Biden, and a number of other world
leaders are intent on stopping the inexorable change of Earth’s climate by
imposing edicts on vital industries, namely gas, oil, and now fertilizer.
But at what cost? And who pays?

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Aug 6, 2022, 11:39:59 AM8/6/22
Cap and Trade that will equal higher prices and inflation and equal
government created shortages that will cause Government rationing so the
Overlords will be the DEATH PANELS. It was always headed for DEATH
PANELS from the Democrats whether you voted for it with the

It wasn't allowed by the FREE PEOPLE to be taken over by voting or by
using the Supreme Court. That means the GLOBAL WARMING cult of the
Democrats had to use what they had to create the famine and the disease
to kill off people, like the abortion pill they might call it PLAN "B".

You are a post birth abortion.

It's how they control the eugenics of the population. Global Warming is
a mythical creation of a eugenics cult to get what they want.

-That's karma-

The result is DEMOCRATS lies about history and reality to themselves and
others means their attempts to figure-out what's wrong is an exercise in
futility, because what they think they know they really don't know, and
fixing problems without the truth... becomes a fools errand.
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