Jocelyn Velestuk, president of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association, said farmers have adopted practices that ensure carbon is still being sequestered. | File photo

Farmers want recognition for continued carbon work

Farmers working to establish a Saskatchewan soil carbon sequestration policy say they should receive any payments for carbon storage because they’re the ones making it possible. Jocelyn Velestuk, president of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association, said farmers have adopted practices that ensure carbon is still being sequestered. Sampling from the SSCA’s Prairie Soil Carbon Balance […] Read more

Canada’s agriculture industry produces about 60 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, in carbon dioxide equivalents, based on Agriculture Canada data. But the National Inventory Report (NIR), which counts greenhouse gas emissions and sinks, doesn’t include the millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide stored within grains and oilseeds.
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Agriculture is not a carbon villain: producer

Manitoba farmer says the federal government isn’t taking into account carbon stored in seeds of grain, oilseeds and pulses


The math for greenhouse gas emissions doesn’t make sense, says a farmer and engineer from Manitoba. Canada’s agriculture industry produces about 60 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, in carbon dioxide equivalents, based on Agriculture Canada data. But the National Inventory Report (NIR), which counts greenhouse gas emissions and sinks, doesn’t include the millions […] Read more