11 Oct 2022

Beef and Lamb NZ respond to agriculture emissions scheme

From Checkpoint, 5:35 pm on 11 October 2022

Farmers are claiming the government's new agriculture emissions scheme could put farmers out business.

The government plan unveiled today will see famers pay for pollution by 2025 and is largely based on the model developed by the industry group He Waka Eke Noa.

It's a split levy system, one for short and for long life greenhouse gas emissions. Farmers can offset their emissions bill by using new technology to lower emissions for example.

Chair of Beef and Lamb New Zealand Andrew Morrison talks to Lisa Owen.