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Climate Institute supports Carbon Farming Initiative

A Federal Government report says the Carbon Farming Initiative will cut more than 10 per cent of carbon emissions from land-use by 2020.

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Forest group urges carbon farming changes

The Australian Forest Products Association wants changes to the proposed Carbon Farming Initiative to increase the participation of commercial timber plantations.

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Victorian farmers vow to fight carbon tax

Victorias main farmers group has come out against the Federal Governments proposed carbon tax, saying farmers would be worse off under the scheme.

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Greens push for Crook to reconsider carbon tax

The Greens say regional WA will miss out on significant economic opportunites if the federal Member for O’Connor, Tony Crook, blocks the Federal Government’s proposed carbon tax.

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Greens see red over carbon offset sales

Farmers and landowners could be able to sell carbon offsets from native forest protection, tree planting and improved farming practices to companies as part of

Labor’s carbon scheme.

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Greens may block carbon farming bill

The Australian Greens have indicated they will block federal government moves to give farmers carbon credits for planting trees.

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Feedback sought on proposed carbon initiative

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THE Commonwealth government has invited feedback on the draft legislation and methodology guidelines for the proposed carbon farming initiative from farmers, land holders and forest growers by January 21.

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Comment now on carbon farm plan

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THE federal government has launched its 2011 bid to tackle climate change and put a price on carbon by urging farmers and landholders to provide feedback on its draft carbon farming legislation, The Australian Financial Review reports.

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Report: Consultations and carbon farming

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Northwestern Farmers attend MDBA consultations

Farmers across the north west of the state attended Murray-Darling Basin Authority consultation meetings in Narrabri and Moree this week, as the round of meetings continues in the wake of the release of the guide to the Draft Plan.

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Farm think tank queries ALP carbon farming policy

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Agricultural think tank, the Australian Farm Institute, says Labor’s carbon farming plan is “a little bit confusing”.

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Farmers to benefit from carbon plan

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The Labor policy designed to win back supporters disillusioned by its decision to shelve the emissions trading scheme, The Weekend Australian reports.

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Carbon farming advocate talks up prospects

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A Taranaki man who advocates more carbon farming says there’s a solid case to be made for converting unprofitable hill-country sheep farms to forestry.

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Abbott checks out carbon farming

The Coalition is stepping up its focus on soil carbon as a key way to reduce Australia’s emisisons, with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott visiting biological farmers in New South Wales today.
Mr Abbott will release his climate policy before Parliament returns next week, and while it won’t include a carbon tax, it’s expected to focus on soil carbon and tree planting as key ways to reduce Australia’s emissions.

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Carbon farming the next big thing for Aust?

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Australian armers struggling to make a dollar from planting wheat or canola could soon try a new crop – carbon.

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