Trudeau talks to farmers on climate plan, risking grain production

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to fast-track the fight against climate change are sparking a confrontation with the country’s farmers, who say it threatens food supplies – and their profits.

The government proposes to cut fertilizer emissions by 30% by 2030 as part of a plan to reach net zero over the next three decades. But producers say that to get there they may have to drastically reduce grain production at a time when the world is scrambling for more supplies. Also at stake is the C$10.4 billion ($8.08 billion) that farmers could lose this decade from reduced production.

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