Sector partners strengthen resolve to advocate strongly for farmers
Primary sector partners have met and signalled a united determination to advocate strongly for farmers, on emissions pricing.
Joint media release from DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, and Federated Farmers
This week the leaders of DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+L NZ) and Federated Farmers met to discuss emissions pricing and to reaffirm common position between the three organisations, to enable them to move forward together and advocate strongly on behalf of farmers.
DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel says a united voice on emissions pricing is the best way to ensure positive policy outcomes for farmers. “All three organisations have reaffirmed nine core principles that we will all be raising in our submissions and through the He Waka Eke Noa partnership.”
The Government’s emission pricing proposal differs significantly from the He Waka Eke Noa recommendations, which were designed as a whole-farm system approach to reduce emissions, meet targets and give fair recognition and reward for on-farm planting. The Government’s subsequent changes have needlessly put the finely balanced cross-sector consensus at risk.
“Our organisations are all united in our determination to get the best possible outcome we can and will continue to work closely together as we advocate for farmers,” says B+L NZ chair Andrew Morrison.
Federated Farmers chair Andrew Hoggard said individual organisations would continue to raise sector-specific issues.
The nine core principles that will be raised directly with the Government are:
Submissions on the Government pricing proposal close on 18 November.
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