Carbon offset criteria need to change to achieve government’s goals and work for Canadian agriculture

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

We’ve been told many times over the last few years about the important role of agriculture and soil in reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. But as the Canadian government’s policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions take shape, it appears many Canadian farmers will not be eligible for any reward through the Liberal government’s carbon offset framework, unless Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and his department are willing to adjust the proposed criteria. While the Biden administration is looking at ways to possibly use government funds to pay U.S. farmers for sequestering carbon in their fields…

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