Grain Growers of Canada | Road to 2050

a path forward that focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices

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About Road to 2050

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have announced the creation of a climate solutions initiative to help meet Canada’s ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

“As part of Canadian grain farmers’ ongoing leadership as environmental stewards, we continue to look forward to ensure our competitiveness,” said GGC chair Andre Harpe. “The farmer-driven path to net zero must reflect what farmers have done and can sustainably do in the future, which is why GGC has decided to lead this important initiative.”

“The ‘Road to 2050’ will propose a path forward that focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices. This will boost productivity while continuing to enhance soil quality, improving the carbon sequestration potential of crop landand reducing emissions. This decision represents a practical and proactive approach to tackling climate change,” added Harpe.

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Policy Priorities


Over the past few decades, grain farms have led the way when it comes to innovation and sustainability. However, adoption of these technologies is becoming more expensive. Fuel and input costs have also risen dramatically in recent years.

Why we need the “Road to 2050”

Innovation is the key to the grain sector achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Our roadmap aims to get us there by building:

  • A regulatory environment that encourages investment in research and development.
  • Access to the newest and best genetics and crop protection products.
  • Government partnerships to ensure maximum sustainable production while protecting our wetlands, forests and grasslands.
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Consultant Team

René Drolet

Principal Consultant
Rene Drolet Consulting

Guila Brutesco

Data Collection and Analysis, and Project Support
Rene Drolet Consulting

Selena Fraser-Arvai

Lead, Quantification
Rene Drolet Consulting

Noah Arshinoff

Policy Development and Program Gaps
Rene Drolet Consulting

Executive Advisory Council

Brendan Phillips

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers

Jocelyn Velestuk

Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission

Justine Raftis

Canadian Canola Growers Association

Shannon Sereda

AB Wheat Commission

Salah Zoghlami

Productuers de Grains du Quebec

Nevin Rosaasen

Biological Carbon Canada

Cassandra Cotton

Fertilizer Canada

Tyler McCann

Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Derek Eaton

Smart Prosperity Institute

Joy Agnew

Olds College

Mario Tenuta

University of Manitoba Soil Ecology Lab

Rory Degenhardt

Corteva Agriscience

Grain Growers of Canada is the National Voice of Grain Farmers from coast to coast. Representing over 65,000 farmers through our 14 national, regional and provincial grower groups, GGC members are trade oriented, sustainable, and innovative. As the farmer-driven association for the grains industry, GGC advocates for the federal government to take decisions that support the competitiveness and profitability of grain growers across Canada.

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