Emissions Trading announcement is incentive for farmers

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Forest owners believe the just announced reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme will encourage farm foresters and hill country pastoral farmers to plant more trees.

Farm Forestry Association Chair, Neil Cullen, says carbon average accounting, where a forester is not penalised for harvesting so long as they replant, will encourage farmers to plant out land in forests, without a concern that this will result in a cash-flow problem for them. The reform reduces ETS compliance costs….

An excerpt from Scoop