Farm Tractor Fertilizer

Farm tractor fertilizer 

Agriculture ministers and farmers are concerned about the “loosely defined” environmental requirements on agriculture from implementing the federal Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP).

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On April 1, the SCAP takes effect, but Saskatchewan did not sign the new 5-year agreement as it needs to go in front of the Saskatchewan cabinet in February for approval.

Farm Fields

Farm fields 

Reporter (Saskatchewan)

Christopher Oldcorn is a Saskatchewan Reporter for the Western Standard & Saskatchewan Standard. He studied at the Centre for Investigative Journalism at Goldsmith’s, University of London and served as editor-in-chief of the SaultOnline.

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(4) comments

bmatkin

What business does the Feds have in provincial agriculture or the environment. The Feds have grabbed as much power as they can and continue to grab more.

It is time to stop this madness.

The feds scope in constitution is very, very limited and it is about time the provinces told Ottawa which bus stop to get off at.

Don't sign any deals with Ottawa ever, no matter who the government is. The constitution clearly outlines the areas of jurisdiction.

free the west

Blessed are the farmers. They give me steak that I grill on by BBQ. And the missus says vegetables are good for you too.

MLC

In addition to increased federal guidelines, there is a serious concern over the reduction in fertilizer use. There are environmental issues, however, there are even more concerning food sustainability/security issues.

Large scale farming operations (almost all farming is corporations) produce the majority of food in Canada that is destined for both domestic and export. This does not discount smaller (SME) operations which are a critical link in food security however have little of no influence over "deep think" government plans.

Stats Can even noted that while SME's may account for a substantial portion of employment, they only accounted for about 5.8% of agriculture, mining etc.

Thus it would appear that while corporations are the majority, food production and security is a concern affecting all Canadians and many countries receiving exports. There may be a very real cause for being very wary regarding PM Trudeau or his government comprehending the depth of the issue.

Perhaps he simply believes if the Dutch government can do it - his government cannot be outdone and having demonized protests, feels secure in this approach.

RealDemocracy

Don't sign ANYTHING this regime puts forth. Hold off. They are looking to destroy the very fabric of the nation. Use your shielding provincial Acts. Delay, defer, prevent.

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