No one cares for the environment as much as farmers. It’s our land and water, and our livelihoods. Modern Canadian grain farmers are early adopters of the latest technology, ensuring long-term environmental stability. Farmers maintain a climate balance through the high levels of carbon-sequestering used in the production of sustainable, high-quality food for Canadian and for export. Modern agriculture is part of the solution through carbon sequestering, low-till farming, better water management, more efficient equipment, and crop-protection techniques.
Canadian farmers have and will continue to play a major role in carbon sequestration. In 2019, for example, grain growers captured 33 Mt (Mt = 1,000,000 tonnes) of CO2 (equivalent) more than they produced. Grain growers are already net off setters of CO2.