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(LifeSiteNews) – Premiers from Canada’s three western provinces, which are responsible for growing most of the Canadian wheat that feeds millions, have said they outright reject a plan by the federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to curb fertilizer use by 30 percent.
“Our response to the federal government’s 30% reduction on fertilizer usage is ‘thanks, but no thanks for Saskatchewan,” tweeted Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe yesterday.
Moe tweeted in late July that “Saskatchewan producers use some of the most sustainable agriculture practices anywhere in the world, and we need to be sharing that story instead of targeting producers’ ability to put food on the table for families at home and abroad.”
Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson wrote in a letter dated July 29 to Trudeau and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, that his plan to reduce fertilizer use “will negatively impact producer yields, which will mean higher grocery bills and less food security for families.”
“Your government’s national emissions reduction targets are being brought forward at the worst possible time,” Stefanson wrote.
“Other negative consequences will involve job losses in the agricultural and food processing sectors and hurting the livelihoods of farmers across Canada.”
Crickets contain more protein than beef, without any of the environmental damage pic.twitter.com/dGxEgcP6bx— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) August 12, 2022
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UPDATE: The farmers' protests are spreading
German farmers also rise up. Dutch, Italian, Polish and German, this is growing into a global movement. pic.twitter.com/R4XNMoeJUf— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) July 7, 2022
Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.
While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen.
While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.
That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.
HAPPENING NOW: Farmers who learned from Canadian Freedom Protesters are currently blockading the Netherlands/Germany border with tractors to protest the WEF climate change policies of their government. pic.twitter.com/I7UJTusAZT— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) June 30, 2022
Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.
In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.
This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.
As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.
Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:
IT'S HAPPENING 🇮🇹: Italian farmers are rising up in protest, threatening to take their tractors to Rome. "We are not slaves, we are farmers! We cannot make ends meet!" pic.twitter.com/FAznWFXmM0— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) July 7, 2022
Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.
Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.
That's why we must take this opportunity to make our voices heard -- whether you're a farmer, yourself; work in an industry that would be negatively affected by such policies; or simply support the hardworking men and women in your country and others who wish to maintain the freedom to provide for their families without excessive government and globalist interference.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of Dutch farmers, and farmers and workers across the world, whose livelihoods can and eventually will be harmed by the extreme environmental demands of globalist entities like the EU and WEF seeking to implement the Great Reset.
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Stefanson noted how her government has been in “regular contact with agricultural producers in Manitoba regarding the federal policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from nutrient use by 2030.”
“Their major concerns are unanimous. This policy would lower their crop yields and decrease revenue. Manitoba’s competitiveness in producing and processing protein will be reduced while lowering our province’s capacity to export the agricultural commodities that other countries rely upon to process food,” she wrote.
Stefanson said that Canadian “farmers feed not only our country, but the world,” and an “arbitrary target based on broad assumptions that do not account for improvements in nutrient use already made by producers will cause many more complications than the benefits you are attempting to achieve.”
As for Alberta’s outgoing Premier Jason Kenney, he outright rejected Trudeau’s fertilizer reduction target scheme.
“The Trudeau Liberal government has been hammering Canada’s largest industry, oil and gas, for years, and now they’re moving to a new target, Canadian farmers, with their proposal to reduce by 30% a key component of the fertilizers that are used by farmers right across Canada and around the world to get the best yields they can,” said Kenney in a Twitter video posted on July 26.
“And this is happening just when the world is facing a serious global food security crisis…Europe has shut in about 50% of their fertilizer production.”
Kenney noted that “It is time to stop the ideology and start with some common sense,” adding that Alberta is “joining with several other Canadian provinces to fight to the wall to stop the Trudeau government’s plan to cut Canada’s agricultural output by cutting our fertilizer use.”
Trudeau’s attack on farmers would slash both their income and food stock for Canadians
Trudeau is going ahead with an attack on Canadian farmers through his climate change agenda by pushing forth an agenda that would force them to reduce the amount of nitrogen-based fertilizer.
Trudeau’s climate plan, which the three Western Premiers have rejected, includes provisions to decrease nitrous oxide emissions, which the government says mainly come from farmers, in Canada from its 2020 levels by 30 percent by 2030.
If such a radical fertilizer reduction should become reality, Fertilizer Canada has said that “it is estimated that a 30% absolute emission reduction for a farmer with 1000 acres of canola and 1000 acres of wheat, stands to have their profit reduced by approximately $38,000 – $40,500/ annually.”
According to the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, an outright disaster could come about in agricultural food production should Trudeau’s guidelines be enforced. The group noted that Trudeau’s proposal are “contrary to the UN goal of eliminating world hunger by 2030,” and called the requirements “not attainable.”
It’s not just provincial politicians who have sounded the alarm over Trudeau’s attack on farmers.
Conservative Party of Canada MP and leadership candidate Dr. Leslyn Lewis recently warned that Canada will face a “food shortage” should the country push ahead with the Liberal Party’s green policies that attack Canadian farmers.
Stop Trudeau’s Reckless Climate Plans That Could Spark Food Shortages! Contact your Canadian MP & Senators NOW.