Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by limiting fertilizer usage. Western Canadian Wheat Growers director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel says farmers have made its case with provincial ministers, but are hitting a wall with the federal government. They want to take away the single most important tool that we have, our fertilizers, and still have the same (trade) expectations; its ludicrous.” The fertilizer reduction plan coincides with the Canadian proposal to increase exports by 55 percent. “They are hell-bent on decreasing our fertilizer usage by 30 percent with really no clear understanding of what that looks like and what that going to mean to us as farmers; it is incredibly disheartening.” Nagel said a timeline for implementation of the nitrogen reduction is not no known.
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