Fertilizer Canada Supports Inclusion of Phosphorus and Continued Inclusion of Potash on Updated Critical Minerals List

Jun 14, 2024

Statement by Karen Proud, President and CEO, Fertilizer Canada

Fertilizer Canada welcomes the release of the federal government’s updated Critical Mineral List, which retains potash and adds phosphorus. These two key minerals are important fertilizers that help farmers grow healthy, hearty crops that feed the world.

Canadian farmers rely on imported phosphorus fertilizer, while over 75 countries, including the United States, depend on sustainably and ethically sourced Canadian potash. Their inclusion on the list underscores their significance to agriculture and food security on a global scale.

As the Government of Canada progresses with the Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy, it is crucial to provide comprehensive support for all minerals listed, not only the prioritized ones. This is especially important for minerals essential to food security. The government has an opportunity to work with industry to build on their investment in environmental progress, find long-term solutions in transportation, and continue to be a large economic driver and reliable trading partner.

Source : Fertilizer Canada
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