5 Sep 2019

Govt's freshwater plans too ambitious - Federated Farmers

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 5 September 2019

The government has unveiled its plan of action to clean up rivers and lakes around the country, but farmers already feel under attack.

The proposed strategy, now out for consultation, would usher in a crackdown on land intensification and much tougher limits for nitrogen in waterways.

What do farmers make of the proposals so far? Chris Allen is the Federated Farmers spokesman on water quality. He believes the proposals are too ambitious.