Federated Farmers: 'No sense' in reducing farm production

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 9 Jun 2021, 3:07PM
(Photo / Getty)
(Photo / Getty)

Federated Farmers: 'No sense' in reducing farm production

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 9 Jun 2021, 3:07PM

Farmers are furiously digging into new Climate Change Commission advice to see how it affects them.

The report is saying that emissions are higher, and changes need to be accelerated in sectors like farming, and moving away from fossil fuels.

Federated Farmers president Andrew Hoggard says on a first glance, they're concerned cutting emissions could translate into cutting farm production.

“We are one of the lowest emitting countries in terms of per unit of food. It makes no sense for us to be reducing production in hungry world.”

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