Carbon Farming Futures

“Carbon Tax” – opening up opportunities in Australian agriculture.

 

In May, the Federal Government announced the successful applicants of  “Filling the Research Gap” and “Action on the Ground“,  round one funding, direct beneficiaries of the Clean Energy Futures policy.

I think its great to see the variety of projects and it’s the first real step to getting farmers and the rest of Australia away from their reliance of fossil based products and toward more sustainable agricultural systems.

Overall 117 projects shared 72 million dollars with research including ...

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Funding for Carbon Farming

The Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food have launched “Filling the Research Gap” as part of its Carbon Farming Futures Program. 201 million dollars will be invested to support research into emerging abatement technologies, strategies and innovative management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, sequester carbon and enhance sustainable agricultural practices.

The funding is available to Australian companies, business, research organisation, government agencies and departments. Research priorities for funding ...

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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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Get in behind.

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and Sheep & Meat Producers Australia have released a report stating that sheep and meat producers in Australia will endure a 16 percent loss in business revenue under the Government’s proposed carbon tax. You can access the full article and report here.

I encourage groups like NFF and for all members of the farming industry to carry out these types of studies however, I believe that this particular study is a little off the mark ...

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