Buzz from the Beehive
Governmental news for the farm and forestry sectors flowed too fast from the Beehive for your Point of Order team to quickly grasp all the implications.
At first blush, we are tempted to wonder if something that looks like good news for farmers has been deftly released to camouflage the not-so-good news buried in these announcements or in some yet to be released.
Many millions of dollars of government funding were among the goodies that might distract farmers from programmes designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by reducing their output – and incomes.
The latest Beehive releases tell us the government is …
Expecting the newly launched Climate Action Centre to help farmers to maintain their international edge
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, launched the Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions alongside the primary sector partners today at Mystery Creek Fieldays.
The bullet points emphasise
- New Climate Action Centre launched to support farmers reduce ag emissions through R&D investment
- 50:50 joint venture between Government and agribusiness to accelerate product development
- First Centre projects launched to get farmers the emissions reducing tools sooner
- Indicative funding commitment rising to $35 million per year by Joint venture partners, seeing at least $170 million invested over the next four years
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