Saskatchewan farm leaders are supporting the Wall government’s climate change strategy.
APAS president Todd Lewis says his group endorses the concept of no carbon tax and creation of a voluntary carbon offset system that would recognize agricultural carbon management.
“I think it’s a welcome announcement,” Lewis said. “It speaks to Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers. It talks about getting recognition for the sequestration we do. And credit for some of the practises we do – on the fields and the ranches of the province.”
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Other groups providing support for the province’s new climate change strategy include Ray Orb with SARM and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.
Orb is hoping municipalities can be part of the offset program and be involved in the consultations.
He says many RM’s are already involved in climate change mitigation measures.