The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) and Mushrooms Canada have joined the Agriculture Carbon Alliance (ACA).
“As representatives of Canada’s 3,100 seed growers and 2,500 seed growing entities, we are committed to creating a sustainable and thriving agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada," says Doug Miller, CSGA'S Executive Director." The work being done by the ACA ensures that Canadian producers’ sustainable practices are recognized, and we look forward to contributing to this great initiative.”
The ACA was formed to ensure that Canadian farmers and ranchers are included in important discussions about environmental policies and regulations that directly affect their businesses and livelihoods.
“Canada is now the number two value exporter of fresh mushrooms in the world and the sector employs over 6,400 people," says Mike Medeiros, President of Mushrooms Canada. "Mushrooms are a sustainable choice that make meals better and mushroom growers across Canada are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. The time has come for Canadian mushroom growers to add our voice to the sustainability conversation. We are pleased to do this by joining the Agriculture Carbon Alliance. We look forward to being a part of this initiative.”
Other ACA members include the Canadian Canola Growers Association, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Grain Growers of Canada, Canadian Pork Council, National Cattle Feeders’ Association, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, National Sheep Network, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada, the Canadian Egg Hatching Producers, and the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association.
Membership is open to all national Canadian farm organizations committed to dialogue around carbon pricing and climate change policies.