The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is pleased with the province's climate change strategy, announced on Monday.
SARM President Ray Orb says the Made In Saskatchewan plan hits the mark, considering the complexity of this province's resource sector, including agriculture. He believes the province's strategy will contribute more the actual reduction of greenhouse gases than the federal government's proposed tax on carbon. SARM believes in the science of carbon sequestration and supports the work of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association Advisory Committee. The Association says Saskatchewan agriculture producers who use minimum or zero till farming practices are sequestering almost 10-million new tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. SARM also points to the contributions of ranchers to the carbon sequestration process on native grassland.