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Farmland loss more like 10%, says ministry

Friday 23 Aug 19 12:00pm

 

IMPLEMENTING the zero-carbon bill could see about 10 per cent of current farmland converted to forests, the Ministry for the Environment says.

National MP Erica Stanford said in an Environment Select Committee hearing yesterday that officials had told the committee that 30 per cent of farmland would need to be converted to forestry.

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