Canada Urges Farmers to Cut Fertilizer Emissions, Prompting Backlash

TORONTO—Canada is urging farmers to cut back fertilizer emissions to curb greenhouse gases, triggering a backlash from farmers and considerations amid international meals shortages.

The federal government of Justin Trudeau is proposing a 30% discount by 2030 from 2020 ranges in emissions from fertilizer as a part of a plan to cut back greenhouse gases. Some farmers say that the plan might pressure them to make use of much less fertilizer and scale back crop yields, which might impair Canada’s capacity to ease a world meals disaster triggered by the warfare in Ukraine.