Join us for politics in the pub! From 3-5 May we are running a series of ‘politics in the pub’ events in Dimboola, Birchip and Red Cliffs. Come along and be a part of the conversation about how rural communities can adapt and prosper in the transition to a low-carbon future.
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Our next 'Farmer in Focus' is Celia Leverton from Tasmania.
Celia has been involved in farming for 45 years and has done a bit of everything, from jillarooing, woolclassing, on-farm rural business management and rural journalism to dairy, sheep and beef farming, pastured poultry and market gardening.
To read her full story go to:
Will you join us, in sending a strong message to our federal leaders, that farmers support strong, immediate action on climate change and that includes agriculture being included in a net zero emissions target.
Please take action by taking a photo of yourself saying why you support net zero agriculture and then post it to social media using hashtag #netzerofarming #farmersforclimateaction...
Thanks @hallygrammer! “The Australian livestock industry has committed to achieving carbon nuetrality by 2030 (CN30).
To achieve this goal farmers need political action now. We have not created this climate emergency, the fossil fuel industry has. But we recognise that everyone must contribute if we are to limit global warming.
We need a 200 million investment in research, development and adoption to achieve our 2030 goal. The Federal government needs to financially invest in this ambition rather than excluding agriculture from our National net zero emissions target.”
Thanks @meatyourbeef! #repost
Farmers cannot be excluded from a national action to climate change. We are part of the change, with actions come responsibility. farming is not just a business, it’s a passion, for the land and for the animals. We cannot exist without acting on climate change.
We want to be part of the solution and we will be part of the solution
We need our national leaders to include our industry in the country’s emission targets and to support our farmers in achieving zero emissions
Thanks @echovalleyfarmer! #Repost
“Hey @m_mccormackmp mate the reality is these girls won’t be here in 30 years either but they’re more than happy to do the heavy lifting for you”.
Strong agriculture practices based on sound agroecological and regenerative ag management principles will get us to a net zero emissions target faster. Don’t leave us out!!!
Our leaders are dreamers and not in a good way folks let them know. Stand with your farmers working to heal the planet. #farmersforclimateaction @farmersforclimateaction @scottmorrisonmp #netzeroemmissions #afsa #netzerofarming @ausfoodsov
1. Take a photo with a message to our leaders stating your support for a strong stance on emissions including agriculture
2.include the hashtag #netzerofarming
3. Post to the socials tagging PM Morrison, Michael McCormack, and farmers for climate action
4. Ask friends and family to do the same.
#community #collectiveconsciousness #collectiveaction #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #agroecology #climatecrisis...
In case you missed it, over the weekend Nationals leader Michael McCormack suggested that agriculture could be excluded from our 2050 net zero emissions target, declaring that he is “not worried about what might happen in 30 years’ time”.
It seems Mr McCormack’s missed all of the 2030 emissions targets that the various agricultural sectors have been making AND the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2050 economy-wide target.
Australian agriculture - and the economy more broadly - stands to benefit from the transition to a low carbon economy. And that we can’t afford the price of inaction.
Will you join us in taking action today?
Here's what you can do:
1. Take a selfie (on your farm if you can) with a written message for the Prime Minister and Mr McCormack stating your support for a strong emissions target that includes agriculture.
2. Include the hashtag #NetZeroFarming
3. Post to your socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) tagging PM Morrison, Nationals Leader McCormack and Farmers for Climate Action.
4. Ask your family and friends to do the same
Pictured: Ian is a biodynamic free range egg farmer from Gippsland, Victoria....
Happy holidays from Farmers for Climate Action! We will be taking a much needed break from today until the new year to spend time with our loved ones. Thank you to everyone who is a part of this movement. We hope you have a safe, healthy and festive holiday season. We’ll be back online from 4 January 2021 - ready to get roaring in the new year!...
Join us for the fourth in our series of webinars on understanding soils. Dr Jason Condon from NSW DPI will speak to the impacts of acid soils on building healthy soils, and ultimately soil carbon. ... See MoreSee Less
No problem as I was able to chat with Jason Condon this afternoon via LinkedIn. The work continues, thanks again for the great team work of climate positive action.
By the way, last week the strong FCA representation at 4 days of Agfest 2021 was an excellent!
The network keeps growing!
Hello Jason Condon,
As a producer, user and trader of Biochar and related technologies I would like to know if any research was / is done using high pH Wood-Ash in agriculture?
Dissolved wood ash high pH: Lye Water?
Applied to surface or injected?
This from North Carolina:
Farmers for climate action represent more than 5000 farmers across Australia. Our supporter base includes over 22,000 Australians committed to climate action for agriculture. Together we are working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.
"The proportion of federal budget spending on environment and climate programs has fallen by nearly a third since the Coalition was elected eight years ago, according to a new conservation group analysis.
"The Australian Conservation Foundation found that for every $100 spent in last year’s budget just 37 cents was spent protecting the environment and 16 cents on addressing the climate crisis.
"That’s down from 50 cents and 25 cents respectively when the Coalition was elected in 2013-14, according to the ACF." ... See MoreSee Less
"Victoria’s leadership, alongside commitments from other Australian states and territories, stands in stark contrast to the poor climate performance of our federal government.
"But is it enough? Climate scientists are urging Australia to do more to reduce emissions and to do it quicker if we’re going to avert dangerous global warming. In fact, a recent Climate Council report claims achieving net zero emissions by 2050 is at least a decade too late.
"We think the Victorian government has the legal mandate to do more. But we also recognise that ambitious climate action at the state level is hindered by a lack of commitment at the federal level." ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to my partner Jon & daughter 4 the free publicity 4 the Conference next month
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Want to learn more about renewables in agriculture? Then join us in Dubbo for the inaugral Renewables In Agriculture Conference, 19 May to share stories & learn about the latest info on farm renewables and energy efficiency. For more info: https://buff.ly/3o5ccA2 @farmingforever