8 NOVEMBER 2008
Election brings farmers certainty in uncertain times
Federated Farmers looked forward to sitting down with the new Government to discuss how the Federation’s Manifesto, launched last week and available at http://www.fedfarm.org.nz/n1046.html, could be incorporated into the new Government’s legislative programme. At the top of the agenda will be reform of the Resource Management Act and the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS). The NZETS in particular poses a huge compliance threat; New Zealand being the only country on earth to include farm animals in an emissions scheme.