Thank you to those farmers across the country who feed us, clothe us and fight for the future of our industry through climate action. We are so grateful to the farmers and supporters within our movement, and look forward to reaching even more over the next year.
@bushfiresurvivors4climate is asking everyone to post an image about why they want the Federal Government to show leadership on climate action using the hashtag #isupportbushfiresurvivors.
Ursula Alquier, our newest team member at FCA, took these photos on her farm in West Gippsland in early January, and had this to say:
“Thankfully we were not directly impacted by fires, but we had several large bushfires in our region that impacted our air quality for weeks on end.
“We were baling hay at the time and kept working through the smoke, which really took a toll on our bodies.
“Looking back at these photos, they remind me that people in regional Australia are impacted by climate change in so many different ways, both directly and indirectly.
“Which is why I believe it’s so important that farmers and farming communities have a leading voice when it comes to acting on climate change”...
This International Rural Women’s Day, we recognise and celebrate the crucial roles that women play in agriculture and rural communities across Australia. We would especially like to thank Lucinda Corrigan and Christie Kingston - who stepped down from our board today. FCA and this movement is so much stronger thanks to Lucinda and Christie and we are so grateful for their leadership and commitment 💛💛...
Here are Banjo and Maple showing their #paws4climate 🐾🐾 Do you know a farm dog? Apply for our photo comp on our website (via the link in our bio). The top 12 pics will feature in our 2021 calendar 🗓🗓...
Thank you @hallygrammer for sharing this fantastic picture of Lucky!
There is still plenty of time to share your #paws4climate photos with us and have your dog feature in our 2021 calendar. Follow the link in our bio for more information 🐕
'Lucky' waiting patiently on the farm ute.
#Repost @woodstockflour. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous #paws4climate picture of Jip with us.
There is still plenty of time to share your #paws4climate picture with us for a chance for your dog to feature in our 2021 calendar.
Good lookin’ boy 🐕 Jip knows what’s up ➡️ #pawsforclimate #farmersforclimateaction @farmersforclimateaction #cleanenergy...
Thanks for the #paws4climate pic @agzero2030! 🐕🐶🌞🌱
Dog Day may be over, but we still want to see all your #paws4climate pics.
By sharing your photos with us your dog may become part of our 2021 calendar.
Follow the link in our bio for more information.
Happy dog day! This farm Lab supports #paws4climate as she likes nothing better than mild weather, a dam to swim and a damp hole to lay in. The temperature is only 20C today and she is already feeling the heat! Let’s dial down the heat for our pets by ⬇️ GHG emissions....
Today is #DogDay, a day to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our daily lives. Beside almost every farmer is a climate-smart, ever-loyal farm dog.
To celebrate our favourite four-legged farmhands, we are calling on farmers and supporters to share pictures of their best dog pictures with #paws4climate over the next month. Bonus points if you tell us how your dog is helping you in the fight for climate action!
Lilly here has watched the climate changing over the last 14 years, and thinks it’s about we got some serious climate policy.
We’ll be shortlisting some of the best, and you’ll get a chance to vote for your favourite farm dog on our website. The top 12 are going to be featured in our 2021 calendar!
To enter the calendar photo competition, make sure to use #paws4climate, tag us in the picture and upload a copy to our website (in case we miss it due to privacy settings)
Why have you signed the #netzeropetition? Sign now (link in bio) and let us know why in the comments. 🌞🌾🚜💛 Peter Holding, a third-generation farmer from Harden, says “farmers are adapting as fast as they can, but I don’t believe there is any chance we can adapt our way out of this. All adaptation in ag is important, because it gives us a window in which to make change. But we’re using up the window and there’s no change.”...
Sign the petition calling for the Prime Minister to set an Australia-wide net zero emissions by 2050 policy (links in bio).
My name is Anika Molesworth and I raise sheep with my family near Broken Hill. I love the ancient gum trees and incredible wildlife I share my home with. I am proud to grow food for people, and it is breaking my heart that climate change makes it harder and harder for farmers like us to do this.
Last summer, as the rest of the country burned, we sweltered through the hottest summer on record. I have watched the trees die, the wildlife disappear, and our sheep be sent away. I want nothing more than to be able to focus on the day-to-day issues of our farm, be it a busted water pipe, or fixing a fence. But with climate change looming over my future, I have no choice but to take a stand.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, farmers are looking for leadership from your Government and it is currently lacking. The National Farmers' Federation, representing more than 80,000 Australian farmers, supports an economy wide target of net zero carbon emission by 2050.
We call on you and your government to support this policy and get Australia moving to a low carbon future.
Specifically, we want:
1. As a first step, set a net zero emissions by 2050 target
2. Adopt the policies that will get us there.
Follow the links in our bio to read the full petition and to sign it!
The Victorian Climate-Smart Agriculture Fellowship is aimed at current and emerging industry leaders who are committed to the sustainability of the agricultural sector. It is designed to build capacity to manage climate risk, while supporting business and industry resilience.
We’re looking for people with the potential to change the game, shape opinion and policy, and help agriculture and rural communities manage climate risks and prosper in a low-carbon world.
Meet the latest in our Climate-Smart Farmer in Focus series, Sam McCardel. After completing the 2018 Victorian Fellowship, Sam was inspired to make significant changes to his farm in Whroo, northern Victoria.
Through the power of pig manure, Sam has been able to transform his property and turn it into a successful farm operation.
"The water-holding capacity of the soil has dramatically improved, and the life in the soil just writhes out of the musky rich dark loam. The soil has come back to life. The diversity of the grasses has also increased and the rootstock depth has improved dramatically. That’s why we can now stand the drought when neighbouring properties can’t so well."
You can read Sam’s story and apply to be a part of the 2020 Victorian Fellowship program through the link in our bio.
Are you excited for Part 1 of our Regional Horizons Summit tomorrow? Flossy certainly is.
Professor Lesley Hughes, Climate Council and Macquarie University, will provide an overview of the climate change science in Australia, while Russell Mehmet, Willis Towers Watson, will help us to understand the future outlook for insurance, in particular farm insurance in light of climate change.
Follow the link in our bio to upcoming events to RSVP if you haven’t already! #paws4climate...
The next episode of our podcast, Over the Fence, is now live! We talk to journalist, farmer and author Gabrielle Chan about rural politics, life on the farm and how climate change is affecting Australia’s food sector. Find it by searching Over the Fence where ever you get your podcast and leave a review!...
Fergus & Deb O'Connor run a beef farm in the green rolling hills of South Gippsland, Victoria. They want to see our government take stronger action on climate change, here's their message: ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that 33 per cent of Australian grazing land is subject to petroleum exploration licences, and almost 13 per cent of irrigated and dryland cropping regions?
Today we launched 'Foot off the Gas', a briefing paper that examines the impact on Australia's prime agricultural land. The briefing paper explores the impacts of gas extraction on rural Australia’s natural capital, economy and social capital. It finds that increasing gas production in Australia creates obstacles to the agriculture sector’s economic viability, social cohesion, environmental stewardship and ability to meet sustainability goals.
You can read more about it, the full briefing paper and the media summary on our website. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Canberra's Land Management has led to massive bushfires across the Country and none of this mismanagement gets included in the numbers.
Australia is lagging Renewables. China built the 'Three Gorges Dam' for low-cost Electricity Generation. Canberra blocks change in Australia.
Canberra's Gas calculations are total rubbish !
Governments can make all the legislation they wish, while ever we are plugged into a 19th century technology based on a second industrial Revolution infrastructure we will make little difference....We need to move into the 21st century
What's the report. I came in late.
Sadly the Three Gorges dam displaced local farmers.
Pumped hydro energy storage can be implemented in old mine sites.
I agree canberra blocks good solutions.
Bushfire "Carbon Dioxide", never gets included in the national numbers. Canberra can calculate it "down to the tree" because they can count trees by Satelite.
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"The Victorian government describes the REZs as the 'energy hubs of the future' – supporting businesses, jobs and towns across regional Victoria.
"'We’re driving our economic recovery from coronavirus with renewable, reliable energy that will save families money and support tens of thousands of Victorian jobs,' state energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio said in a statement on Tuesday.
"'It’s a three-in-one investment – establishing Renewable Energy Zones will create local jobs, reduce power prices and advance our work to tackle climate change.'" ... See MoreSee Less
Matt Ross Grae Robert Kate Louise Marie Carvolth MJ Edwards Jennifer Wilson Jesse Kenny Suzette Markwell Michael van Leeuwen Lennert Veerman Howard Eban Pam Sproal Tony Mockeridge Nick Mick Tom Andraszek Stewart Brooker Tiffany Goeldner Renee Louise Samson Rachel Mebberson Peter Burgoyne Cate Ware John Woodlock April Gillian Zai Harris Lissy Gavranich Amin Javanmard Mark Wren Angela Kemp Angela Wilson Mark Pedersen Six of them! 💚
Great work from the Victorian Government. A renewable energy recovery is good for the economy. The same can not be said for the Federal Government. Morrison was put in power with a lot of help from the coal and gas lobby. Now Morrison is repaying the favor by giving billions of dollars of tax payers money in hand outs to subsidize these multi national corporations. These corporations typically pay no or little corporate tax in Australia. They are wrecking our land water and climate. And the next generation of solar and battery technology will be much cheaper than coal and gas, increasingly rendering coal and gas as stranded assets. Morrison is making a bad investment with tax payers money.
Prof Alex Gardner is appalled by the decades of climate damage ALREADY done to #AusAg (eg 27% loss since 1990 of WA wheat production yield *potential*). He argues that WA’s big polluters have a duty of care to farmers. What do you think?https://agzero2030.org.au/portfolio/farmers-owed-duty-of-care/