Wednesday, 20 July 2022 11:25

Up a creek?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader wonders if the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, under the guise of He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN), is now up a creek without a paddle?

This follows the recent advice, provided to the Government by the Climate Change Commission, which suggested the ag sector could go down the route as proposed by HWEN, but that a levy should be instantly put on nitrogen fertiliser when farmers buy it and no credits should be given for on-farm sequestration.

Wasn't on-farm sequestration one of the key selling points pushed by proponets of HWEN, such as Feds, DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb and MIA, to convince farmers to support the model?

Your old mate reckons the HWEN canoe is already starting to spring a few too many leaks. 

The queston is: Will ag sector leaders push back on the Climate Commission's recommendations?

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