Canadian farmers urge authorities to reduce tariffs on Russian fertilizers

Farmers in the Canadian province of Ontario are asking the authorities to reconsider raising tariffs on Russian fertilizers after the rise in prices led to a significant increase in food prices.

According to the CBC TV channel, several associations of producers of legumes, grains and other crops from the Canadian province of Ontario have asked the government to review the increased tariffs on Russian fertilizers.

According to media reports, the eastern part of the country imported up to 660 thousand tons of nitrogen fertilizers from Russia, which is 85-90% of the region’s trade.

According to the channel, a 35 percent increase in prices, as well as post-inflation electricity and gasoline bills, are putting pressure on the prices of essential goods.

As a result, Canadian farmers called on the authorities to assess the consequences of their actions and demanded compensation for those affected by the increase in tariffs.

Statistics Canada said earlier that consumer prices rose 8.1 percent year-on-year in June, the highest since 1983.

Source: RIA Novosti

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