Biodiversity

Keep an open mind on carbon farming.

It was with some interest when I read an article on E farming’s website titled “Farmer group warns of new carbon trading”.

Urging farmers to act with caution is good advice; farmers do need to understand the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and the obligations that come with undertaking projects under the scheme. However, saying that farmers reject a carbon economy is really burying your head in the sand and not looking at the opportunities that will ...

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Environmental Plantings Methadology Approved

The Federal Government announced today that the Environmental Plantings methodology under the Carbon Farming Initiative has been approved.

What this announcement means is that finally farmers and land managers across Australia will be able to generate extra income by planting of permanent stands of native forest trees, something most farmers have been doing for years.

 

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Carbon Price – Insuring our future

Whatever side of the political fence you sit the federal government’s announcement yesterday does have some good outcomes for rural communities.

The Carbon Faming Initiative will pay farmers who change the way they farm and use practices that lock up carbon in trees or in the soil and who reduce their on farm emissions.

Carbon Farming Futures Program ($429 million over the first six years) will help farmers and landholders benefit from carbon farming by ...

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