ABC News Online takes an unbiased look at how a price on carbon affects agriculture. The costs that are likely to increase, the opportunities for farmers and the future.Continue Reading →
There is still a lot of negativity in the agriculture community about the governments Clean Energy Future policy and carbon tax, here is a letter written to the Countryman about why the policy has merit! See the link hereContinue Reading →
This a great article on how Europe is using a carbon tax to finance bioenergy and highlights how far behind Australia is.Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...
I’d like to grab a beer, sit down and have a good yarn to an agronomist mate of mine who sent me an email titled How Well Has The Media And Government Informed The Public About CO2 Levels In The Air? condemning the Governments proposed price on carbon.
Answers to most of the questions posed in the email are available to anyone wanting to spend a few hours research on the web, so to say that people have been misinformed ...Continue Reading →