Have Your Say on the Proposed Code of Practice

Have Your Say on the Proposed Code of Practice

As you are probably aware, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) has been developing a Code of Practice called Responsible Grain for Canada’s grain industry. A draft of the Code of Practice is now available with the consultation period open through to the end of February.

SaskCanola is urging farmers to participate in this review process and offer your opinion. CRSC needs your input to ensure the Code is practical and sensible for grain farmers in all regions. 

Responsible Grain is intended to demonstrate Canadian grain farmers’ care and commitment to the environment in response to an increasing demand for information about sustainable production practices. The Code was created to help farmers respond to consumers and grain buyers who value sustainability, but also provide practical solutions that support farms in continual improvement. It builds on existing stewardship programs, including the Environmental Farm Plan and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program.

The Code covers cereals, oilseeds and special crops, with some crop-specific required or recommended practices within the document. It also considers regional differences in soils, climate and crops grown. The practices described in the Code fall under seven modules: nutrient management, pest and pesticide management, soil and water management, land use and wildlife, and human health and wellness.
Don’t miss out! It is critical that you take the opportunity to make your voice heard and contribute to how the Responsible Grains Code of Practice takes shape. The consultation process will help you learn about the Code, assess whether or not the practices are workable on your farm and provide feedback.
In order to take part you will need to participate in an orientation webinar scheduled for Jan 14, 21, 28 and 29, with feedback on the Code required by the end of February.

For more details about the consultation and to register for the review process click here. You will receive a personal email invitation to an online platform where you can review the draft Code at your convenience.

Another round of consultations will be held fall of 2021, following the release of an updated version of the code. Stay tuned for more information.

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