Meet Iain & Kate Field, they run a mixed enterprise, on around 120ha on the slopes of the Ragged Tier overlooking Marion Bay in south eastern Tasmania.
To find out more about their story go to: https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/farmer-in-focus/iain-kate-field/ #farmers #australianfarmers #tasmania #discovertasmania #climatechange #agriculture...
The NSW government has announced a Hydrogen Strategy that is set to attract more than $80 Billion of investment, drive deep decarbonisation and establish itself as an energy and economic superpower.
‘Hydrogen will not only help the state halve our emissions by 2030 and get to net zero by 2050, it will create new opportunities for our heavy industry and an economic bonanza of investment and jobs,’ said Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean.
Love your work standing up for the climate and our communities @marionsvineyard !! 🙌🙌🙌
Yes, yes we are!
We are making sure that we are in the best possible position for climate change by growing more soil carbon, making sure we capture as much free cloud juice as possible, and encouraging soil microbiology with biodynamic preparations.
We are expanding our plantings of Syrah, Franc and Tempranillo and we may even be able to make a full bodied Zinfandel!!
We had such a great time at the @yorke_peninsula_field_days and made so many connections with farmers from around SA doing fantastic work on farm. We also chatted with ag industry representatives, like Chairman Adrian McCabe from Grain Producers SA (pictured) who is doing great work around climate resilience for SA growers. #ypfielddays...
Today the NSW Government has shown leadership by setting climate targets that will reduce emissions and create job opportunities across regional NSW. Ambitious climate solutions can create new jobs and investment for our communities. Let's get on with it! #farmingforever...
If you are a farmer in SA or have a strong connection to agriculture, apply for the FCA South Australian Fellowship and learn how you can build climate-resilience on farm and advocate for climate solutions beyond the farm
gate! Apply by clicking the link in our bio....
Our farmer in focus this week is Duxton Viticulture - one of Australia’s largest vineyard holders across the Southern Murray Darling Region.
To find out more about their story go to:
“Regional areas are ‘disproportionately affected’ by climate risk, but @eyaustralia analysis shows how enhancing current emissions reduction programs can help.
The analysis - modelled for the group @farmersforclimateaction - also includes a case study of the electorate of Maranoa now held by the federal agriculture minister and Queensland National, @davidlittleproud.mp. It notes climate-related risks are likely to affect the main industry sectors in Maranoa which include agriculture, mining, electricity, gas and water, and construction.
But, if better agriculture management practices were adopted, the transition would drive sustainable prosperity in the National party heartland.
Maranoa could generate between 58m and 71m Australian carbon credit units over a 10-year period, which would result in an additional $2bn to $2.4bn of revenue, supporting 14-17,000 jobs.”
We'd like to send out a huge thank you to every single one of you, that attended our 'Tasmanian Climate Smart Agriculture Conference' last week.
You all made it a truly wonderful day and we look forward to working with many of you in the near future.
With special thanks to our partners Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Join us to explore how good climate policy can help farming families diversify their incomes, and increase productivity and profit next Wednesday at the launch of our new report from Ernst & Young. Register by clicking the link in our bio!...
What role can agriculture play in supporting a resilient regional Queensland? Join us at our Resilient Regions Conference to find out! Register by clicking on the link in our bio. Photo: @angusemmottphotography...
Prof Mark Howden is the keynote speaker at our upcoming Queensland Resilient Regions Conference on 17 September.
The Conference will explore the opportunities and risks facing regional Queensland and the role ag can play in supporting a resilient regional Queensland. Head to the link in our bio to get your ticket now!...
“Farmers are very connected to place. They see it every day, have detailed knowledge about it and care a lot about the land.
I think we can do much better by including farmers in scientific decision making."
"Farmers across Australia are on the frontline of climate change, grappling with fires, floods, droughts in fast growing succession. The cost of these events continues to mount.
"The federal government has an incredible opportunity to harness the future that strong climate policy presents; to slow climate change and build the economic, social and physical resilience of our communities.
"We must restore our landscapes and renew our regions, reducing emissions and revitalising our communities around investment in new clean energy technologies to replace fossil fuels.
"If we do this we will see economic benefits flow to communities across the country, urban and rural, mining and farming alike."
- Charlie Prell, Crookwell farmer and Farmers for Climate Action chair, in The Canberra Times this morning....
With only two weeks until the Glasgow climate conference, Australia still doesn’t have a climate plan.
That's why we're asking farmers to take a selfie saying why they support climate action and then post it to social media with the hashtag #farmingforever. Now is the time to send a strong message to our federal leaders that farmers want meaningful action on climate change! ... See MoreSee Less
Calling all farmers! With the climate conference in Glasgow on the horizon, now is the time to send a strong message to our federal leaders that farmers support meaningful action on climate change.
Here's what you can do:
1. Take a selfie (on your farm if you can) with a sign stating why you support climate action as a farmer. Include the hashtag #farmingforever 2. Post to your socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) tagging PM Morrison and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce 3. Ask your family and friends to do the same.
Here's a selfie from Peter Holding, a third-generation farmer from Harden in NSW. ... See MoreSee Less
Got this from Cam today
With only two weeks until the Glasgow climate conference, Australia still doesn’t have a climate plan.
Sign the petition calling for stronger climate targets!
That’s because the Federal National Party, the junior Coalition member, is refusing to get on board with serious climate action. A small number of coal-loving holdout MPs are keeping Australia from adopting stronger climate policies.
This is despite the NSW and Victorian National Parties championing strong climate action in their states.
Unchecked climate change will have an enormous impact on farming families. Jody Brown, a grazier from Longreach in Central Western QLD, is worried that without stronger climate targets, her daughter won’t be able to continue farming on their property. She has launched a petition calling for stronger climate targets. Will you sign Jody’s petition?
The truth is, a 2050 climate target is too late. It’s what we do in the next decade that is going to count.
We need our elected representatives in the country to understand this. Too many of them still view climate action as a penalty, when we know acting on climate will create thousands of jobs and create billions of dollars of investment in regional Australia.
Sign the petition
With the Glasgow summit in a matter of weeks, now is the time to act. We need to have our voices heard in Canberra.
Thanks for your support
Ps, now is the time to protect farming families like Jody by adopting strong climate targets for this decade. Stand with Jody and sign the petition today!
Farmers for Climate Action
My question is similar to that of Senator Matthew Canavan of the National Party, it’s all well and good to have these idealistic views that somehow what is done here in Australia will have an effect globally but come on farmers are realistic people who know a spade from a shovel, that is as long as their address is not Collins Street Melbourne or Pitt Street Sydney. So realistically speaking for the carbon credits required to put this party on a plane, send them halfway round the planet for a couple of weeks boozing and smooshing is it really worth all the carry on.
My concern is actually who is not going and number one amongst those is the CCP who still have 9 years to run on a get out of jail free card before they will be accountable for anything. Now add to that the economic cost of the last two years and your climate alarmism is starting to come up a bit short.
I am most definitely not a denier and supportive of a great deal that this group offers, the one caveat I have is economic viability. The planet is not in that bad shape that Mother Nature who is far smarter and stronger than mankind and us within an intelligent economically sustainable timeframe can’t undo what damage has been done and anyone who says otherwise I defy them to prove to me that they are not economically advantaged by their claimed course of action.
The Green movement has been corrupted by the global elite who are using it to fill their pockets, prove me wrong if you can happy to debate
I have to say the Nationals appear not to have any understanding of the problem. One today said that you cant rely on modeling of the future, another implied the IPCC report was not reliable. In people who are now trying to control the future of Australia and which could reflect on the global outcome of COP26, this is incompetence of the highest order.
It’s a shame this group has such little understanding of climate science. Methane is not the problem it’s made out to be, it only needs to reduce 0.3% per year to avoid further warming. Farmers blaming farmers for climate change….very disappointing
I want carbon credits for my contribution to achieving Kyoto targets.
“The not-unexpected outcome came after more than four hours of talks on Sunday. The Liberal energy minister, Angus Taylor, spent the first three hours briefing the party room on a proposal to commit Australia to a net zero emissions target by 2050 and the roadmap to get there.
“The proposal put forward by Taylor remains confidential making Nationals MPs reluctant to comment. But some said they left the room still uncertain of the detail.” ... See MoreSee Less
Climate change is the greatest threat to farming ever. The Nationals were bought out by the coal and gas corporations years ago. And they have been playing farmers for fools ever since.
Rural Australia needs to stop voting for these clowns. They are not the farmers’ party. They are beholden to King Coal.
The Nats need to decide which coal fire generator they want to preserve as a museum piece.
If Angus took 3 hours to explain the plan then they should get a new communicator. Anybody that has run a meeting knows that if you cant get something across in half an hour then it isnt being presented correctly or it is a load of rubbish.
Well the Nationals are owned by tge coal companies. Can't believe that any farmers seriously believe that the Nationals represent theit interests.
The Nationals rabid fossil fuel supporter MP's are entirely without a big picture intelligence. I agree Kevin, it's time for the Coalition to break
The NBN suggests the Liberals should not have mentioned a technological transition, to impress.
Time for the coalition to break.
We need a government which can make climate change a priority. We need government which will step up and subsidise biosolids for agriculture and fund reforestation to create shelter belts and wildlife corridors around farms in tandem with farmers.
The Nationals are kept in power by rural and regional voters. There is an increasing awareness from the agriculture industry that global warming is a problem. Therefore it can be deduced that the backing for the Nats lies mainly with those who choose to live in our regional towns. These people are the impediment to climate progress and should be called out us such.
Time to vote these criminals out.
Nationals are not about representing regional Australia any more, since the Australian Democrats have merged with the country minded party though, they have become more relevant than ever to farmers and regional voters. Check out this sustainable agriculture plan and you will most likely see what I mean. Agriculture is the cornerstone of stable society and it is of national importance to ensure the viability of Australian agriculture for the benefit of all Australians.
"The analysis showed that a child born in 2020 will endure an average of 30 extreme heatwaves in their lifetime, even if countries fulfil their current pledges to cut future carbon emissions. That is seven times more heatwaves than someone born in 1960."