Investments in Emissions Reduction Programs will help farmers transition to the net-zero economy, says Dairy Farmers of Canada

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Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) today offered the following statement regarding the government’s tabling of the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan: Clean Air, Strong Economy:


Dairy Farmers of Canada welcomes the funding and programs announced today by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault aimed at helping the agricultural sector contribute to the government’s emissions-reduction targets.

Building on long legacy of environmental stewardship, Dairy Farmers of Canada has aligned with the government’s objective by setting a goal of net-zero emissions from farm-level dairy production by 2050.

Across Canada, dairy farmers are taking meaningful steps on their farms to help make this a reality. At the national level, DFC is also working with farming organizations, research institutions, sustainability groups, food industry partners and governments to help reduce our overall footprint.

The announcement includes an extension and broadening of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund, support for the Agricultural Clean Technology program, and a further investment in research and knowledge transfer to help the sector transition to the net-zero economy. These investments are important and so is the announcement for the mitigation promised by the federal government to dairy farmers for the impacts of the Canada United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), as need to dedicate resources to achieve the sustainability goals set by Ottawa.