Federated Farmers backs National's agriculture plan

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 10:25AM
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Federated Farmers backs National's agriculture plan

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 10:25AM

Federated Farmers says National's agriculture policy ticks most of the boxes for farmers.

Along with scrapping the Resource Management Act, National promises to review the nine new water regulations introduced last month.

Federated Farmers president Andrew Hoggard told Kate Hawkesby the pledge to remove the review around introducing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme is good.

"They're talking about removing the Sword of Damocles that was hanging over our head, over how if we hadn't got enough things organised by 2022, they were going to chuck us in anyway."

He disputes the claim by the Greens that it is anti-science.

"Research from Oxford University shown that if you took the New Zealand setting and put it in the IPCC model, you only need to reduce the plan by 7.5 per cent by 2050 to achieve the half-degree target."

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