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SOIL STUDY: What's going on beneath our feet?

Tuesday - Scientists have completed one of the first studies of the impact of drought and warmer temperatures on living organisms below the ground.

Changing climate now farmers' biggest worry

12 Aug 19 - Climate change is now the single greatest issue on farmersí minds, according to the latest Farm Confidence Survey.

Food growers fear loss of land to dairying

26 Jul 19 - The Governmentís drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions could see horticultural land taken over by a dairy industry being squeezed by expanding forestry, MPs have been told.

Farmers back 2030 methane cuts - but not 2050

25 Jul 19 - Dairy farmers are backing the Governmentís plan to cut methane emissions by 10 per cent by 2030, telling MPs it is achievable.

Pigs in the shade: This radical farming system banks on trees

16 Jul 19 - A farm in Portugal is showing how the ancient art of silvopasture Ė combining livestock with productive trees Ė might offer some real answers to the climate crisis.

Think bioenergy for woodlots, farmers told

15 Jul 19 - Farmers facing falling log exports and prices for timber from woodlots are being urged to consider a new market Ė bioenergy.

Farmers table offer for cutting methane

4 Jul 19 - Farmers say they are prepared to cut methane emissions by 10 per cent by 2050 Ė well short of the target the Government intends imposing.


Nervous farmers eye methane cut obligations

1 Jul 19 - The prospect of having to cut methane emissions by 10 per cent over the next decade is depressing otherwise optimistic farmers.

Nats vow to fight farm emissions moves

Simon Bridges

17 Jun 19 - The National Party says it will continue to oppose bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Farmers not alone in methane mix, say Nats

10 Jun 19 - The farming sector isnít the only industry that should be targeted for methane reductions, the National Party says.

IT'S OFFICIAL:We should cut down on meat meals

5 Jun 19 - Itís World Environment Day Ė and officials are telling New Zealanders to mark it by eating less meat.

Why many farmers aren't cutting emissions

4 Jun 19 - Almost half New Zealandís farmers donít think they should have to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their operations Ė yet most are willing to do it if they can be convinced it wonít cost them money,...

Disbeliever Brash turns financial backer

6 May 19 - Former National Party leader and one-time Reserve Bank Governor Dr Don Brash might have had doubts in the past about whether humans are changing the climate, but now heís throwing his money and...

Carbon farming could be the way, says Rabobank

3 May 19 - Agricultural finance specialist Rabobank is telling farming customers to think about carbon farming, saying it could be more profitable than farming animals.

Farm emissions can be slashed, says scientist

Nathan Balasingham

1 May 19 - A New Zealand scientist says his technology could slash New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions, earning carbon credits for farmers and boosting farm production.

Farmers fight build-up of salt in soils

16 Apr 19 - Irrigation, drought, sea-level rise and more are causing salt to build up in soils around the world.

Don't rule out GE as a solution, say farmers

8 Apr 19 - Genetic modification should not be ruled out by the Government as a solution for climate change and other environmental issues, Federated Farmers says.

FLY FEAR: Fruit pest will enjoy warming climate

27 Feb 19 - The risk of Queensland fruit flies establishing in New Zealand is expecting to increase as the climate warms, threatening the countryís horticultural industry.

Farmers put climate worries on back burner

15 Feb 19 - Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme have fallen down the list of things worrying farmers.


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