Fredericton, April 24, 2017
Member of Parliament Matt DeCourcey (Fredericton) today announced an investment of $656,000 for a project with the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association to demonstrate to farmers the “carbon sequestration (sink)” potential of their farmlands.
The project with the association is supported by the $27 million Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), to help the Canadian farming sector become a world leader in the development and use of clean and sustainable agricultural technologies and practices. This project will also help farmers increase their understanding of GHG emissions.
MP DeCourcey was speaking in Fredericton on the Monday following Earth Day, an international celebration organized by the global environmental movement.
“Investing in science and research now, at institutions like the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, will ensure that Canada’s agriculture sector remains innovative and sustainable for generations of farmers to come.”
– Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton
“Producers know forages are valuable at capturing carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the soil. This project will help quantify the full value of the ecological goods and services provided by the grasslands sector and individual landowners.”
– CFGA Chairman Ray Robertson