Canadian government limiting Fertilizer use
"For climate"... Yeah... sure...
A short and quick one for today. And even before I write about this piece of news. The Canadian population should vehemently oppose this measure, en mass. It is insanity.
Back at the end of April, something came to my attention, that Canada was attempting to pass a new emissions law, especially aimed at farming emissions. I am not surprised one of the WEF poster boys and favorite Global Young from said organization managed to, somehow, approve the damn law.
Trudeau moves forward with fertilizer reduction climate policy
Trudeau has decided to move forward with his cap on nitrogen emissions by reducing fertilizer use even as provincial Agriculture Ministers beg him to stop.
As per a Government of Saskatchewan news release, both the Alberta and Saskatchewan Ministers of Agriculture have expressed “profound disappointment” in Trudeau’s decision to attempt to reduce nitrogen emissions from fertilizer.
“We’re really concerned with this arbitrary goal,” Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit said. “The Trudeau government has apparently moved on from their attack on the oil and gas industry and set their sights on Saskatchewan farmers.”
“This has been the most expensive crop anyone has put in, following a very difficult year on the prairies,” Alberta Minister of Agriculture Nate Horner said. “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.”
As previously reported by The Counter Signal, in December 2020, the Trudeau government unveiled their new climate plan, with a focus on reducing nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer by 30% below 2020 levels by 2030. That plan is now coming into effect — though the government refuses to acknowledge that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced without reducing fertilizer use.
“Fertilizers play a major role in the agriculture sector’s success and have contributed to record harvests in the last decade. They have helped drive increases in Canadian crop yields, grain sales, and exports,” a news release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reads.
“However, nitrous oxide emissions, particularly those associated with synthetic nitrogen fertilizer use have also grown significantly. That is why the Government of Canada has set the national fertilizer emissions reduction target, which is part of the commitment to reduce total GHG emissions in Canada by 40-45% by 2030….”
This is a tacit admission that any attempt to lower admissions by reducing nitrogen fertilizer will consequently lower crop yields over the next decade, hurting the Agriculture sector and, more importantly, hurting farmers.
And indeed, according to a report from Fertilizer Canada:
Total Emission Reduction puts a cap on the total emissions allowable from fertilizer at 30% below 2020 levels. As the yield of Canadian crops is directly linked to proper fertilizer application this creates a ceiling on Canadian agricultural productivity well below 2020 levels….
It is estimated that a 30% absolute emission reduction for a farmer with 1000 acres of canola and 1000 acres of wheat, stands to have their profit reduced by approximately $38,000 – $40,500/ annually.
In 2020, Western Canadian farmers planted approximately 20.8 million acres of canola. Using these values, cumulatively farm revenues from canola could be reduced by $396M – $441M on an annual basis. Wheat famers could experience a reduction of $400M.
If you have read some of my earlier Beyond Mathematical Odds posts, you will be aware Canada is one of the world’s biggest grain exporters, and a lot of MENA countries solely depend on it, you will also be aware Canada produced less total yield last year than previous ones, and that is by using fertilizer like any other year.
This emission cut is very similar to the one proposed in the Netherlands, and the sole reason the Dutch, followed by Germans and Italians went to protest on the roads and the streets. Sri Lanka was entirely different, it outright completely cut the usage of chemical fertilizers and went back to “organic farming”.
Given the current dynamics at play globally, and the impact on yield this will have, even if there are ways to adapt by timing usage with N content in the soil, it will impact total yield, and the yield loss will both affect the domestic and international market. At this point, and as much as it will sound like a “conspiracy theory”, it does look like, from an analytical standpoint, certain elements among the global elite are instigating the biggest manufactured famine in history.
Not exactly news…
If you know are farmers, or small farmers are cornered into these insane cuts somehow, here is how one could deal with it. There are other ways to raise the yield of certain crops.
Until Monday !
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Another policy perfectly aligned with other country. Of course every country introduce the rule one by one so people do not wake up against a globalist cabal.
Also maybe now the farmers are protesting but what they do not know is that cutting production can be beneficial if population decrease sharply then obviously you do not want to produce so much more crops and sell for peanuts. So maybe they should be wondering how it is possible government is fine with decreased production.