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Grain Growers of Canada Launch Climate Initiative Called Road to 2050

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The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have launched the Road to 2050, a climate solutions initiative to help meet Canada’s ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, a March 28 news release says.

“As part of Canadian grain farmers’ ongoing leadership as environmental stewards, we continue to look forward to ensure our competitiveness,” Andre Harpe, GGC chair, says in the release. “The farmer-driven path to net zero must reflect what farmers have done and can sustainably do in the future, which is why GGC has decided to lead this important initiative.”

The Road to 2050 is meant to provide a framework which focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices. Harpe notes it’ll boost productivity while continuing to enhance soil quality, improving the carbon sequestration potential of crop land and reducing emissions.

The document is also intended to guide government policies and programming directed at Canada’s grains sector, ensuring farmers are supported in their efforts, the release says. All recommendations will reflect farmers’ priorities, providing direction for legislators and policy makers who are making investments in research and incentivizing adoption of beneficial management practices.

The next steps for GGC is find potential partners as the group develops solutions for farmers and government, supported and guided by the establishment of a scientific advisory committee.

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