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Mark & Carol Barnett run a beef farm in Westbury, Tasmania. They focus on genetics and pasture management to mitigate the risk of adverse seasonal conditions: climate change.

Learn more about their farm and the practises they use here: https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/farmer-in-focus/mark-carol-barnett/

#farmersforclimateaction #tasmania #farmer
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Join us in the fight to repower our communities through renewable energy.

Follow the link in our bio to get involved 🌞
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We are excited to be in Canberra today to support the tabling of legislation that will underpin the Local Power Plan.

We want to ensure regional Australia benefits from renewable energy.

Time for the pollies to get on board and support community renewables 🌞
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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
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Messages from our farmers, making it very clear that Australian agriculture and the economy more broadly stands to benefit from the transition to a low carbon economy.

We can’t afford the price of inaction!
#netzerofarming
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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.”

#netzerofarming #farmingforever #farming #climatechange #aussiefarmers #beef #cn30
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Thanks @meatyourbeef! #repost
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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

#netzeroemmisions #agnetzero #netzerofarming #climateaction #farmersforclimateaction
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Great message from Anthony Houston, a lettuce farmer from Tasmania who is passionate about climate action!
#netzerofarming
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Thanks @echovalleyfarmer! #Repost
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“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
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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.
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Here’s Central QLD farmer, Melinee Leather, showing her support for #netzerofarming

We need to send 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 ag and then post it to social media using hashtag #netzerofarming
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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! ...

Our 2021 #paws4climate calendar is available for purchase! 🐕

Follow the link in our bio to buy a calendar that will support our work in the New Year.

Every month there are beautiful farm dogs who are passionate about climate action.

Buy one today!

#farmdogs #aussiefarmers #farmdogsofinstagram #farmdoglife #climateaction #farmingforever
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Gerard & Sue Deery run a sheep and wool farm in East Gippsland, Victoria.
They have seen their region get hotter & drier and have had to adapt their farm to these changing conditions.

For more about their story head to the link in our bio.
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Vote for your favourite #paws4climate photos. The winners will be part of our 2021 calendar!

Thank you to everyone who shared with us their photos of their furry farm hands. We received so many adorable photos, but we had to narrow it down to a handful for voting.

Visit the link in our bio to choose your favourites!

#farmingforever #pws4climate #climateaction #aussiefarms #farmdogs #aussieworkingdogs
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Join Meg and Peter Nielsen in telling Prime Minister Morrison we need to protect Australia’s prime agricultural land. Sign our latest petition! #gasfreefarms

Petition link in bio.

Right now, the Government is pushing for a gas led recovery from COVID. We know that gas is a fossil fuel that is driving climate change, making it harder to farm with more droughts, extreme weather and heatwaves.

Farmland cannot co-exist with gasfields and puts our nation’s food security at risk.

#aussiefarmers #farmland #farmersforclimateaction #farmingforever #gas #frackoff #climatechange #climateaction
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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:
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Join us tonight for what is sure to be an amazing discussion between Fiona Simson, Cathy McGowan and Gabrielle Chan.

Link in bio.
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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 🗓🗓 ...

Do you think the Federal Budget does enough to address climate change? We’ve created a nifty form on our website so you can let us know! Click the link in our bio to tell us what you think ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ ...

Freddy here loves his home in far western NSW and knows that looking after it mean tackling climate change.

Thank you @anikamolesworth for sharing such a lovely #paws4climate picture.

Have you signed the petition calling on Scott Morrison for net zero emissions by 2050? Follow the link in our bio to read what Anika is asking the prime minister to do and to add your voice.

Phot credit: Klorane

#netzeropetition #aussiefarmers #farmdogs #dogsofinstagram #farmingforever
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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 🐕
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'Lucky' waiting patiently on the farm ute.

#paws4climate #farmlife #farmingforever #kelpie
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Mark & Carol Barnett run a beef farm in Westbury, Tasmania. They focus on genetics and pasture management to mitigate the risk of adverse seasonal conditions: climate change.

Learn more about their farm and the practises they use here: farmersforclimateaction.org.au/farmer-in-focus/mark-carol-barnett/

#farmersforclimateaction #tasmania #farmer
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Mark & Carol Barnett run a beef farm in Westbury, Tasmania. They focus on genetics and pasture management to mitigate the risk of adverse seasonal conditions: climate change.

Learn more about their farm and the practises they use here: https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/farmer-in-focus/mark-carol-barnett/

#farmersforclimateaction #tasmania #farmer

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The next BIG economic bubble will be the hundreds of trillions of dollars in stranded assets from the fossil fuel industry.....Now what side of that economic chasm do you want to be on?....Draw a line under that industry, it’s done!....

I agree..And Jim Hutcheon that is why my excellent performing industry superannuation fund is decarbonising...

BarnettAngus thanks for sharing

Keep up the great work Mark! 🙂

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A group of our farmers, including Charlie and Pete, had a fantastic day in Parliament House talking to politicians about Repower our Communities, a campaign to ensure that the benefits of the renewables boom stay with farmers and their communities! Join the campaign here: www.repowerourcommunities.org.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank goodness for independent MPs and Farmers for Action on Climate Change.

Good on you all. Let's hope they listen to you

You are all to be congratulated on your efforts, the resolve of the people cannot be questioned on this matter.....It is however a dire warning when the elected government of Australia is more focussed on the intellectual property rights of a media Oligarchy then the ability of Australian farmers to sustain our agricultural future on driest inhabited continent on the planet...... Something about Nero fiddling while Rome burns....

Congratulations. Let's hope they listen.

Well done. Keep it up!

Attempting progress in a non partisan way.

Thanks guys. Great work

Fantastic

Excellent! Great progress, well done! 🙂

Good on you. Rural communities have not been well served by the Nationals.

Thank you!

Great stuff!!

Great work!!

All power to you!

Dear pollies, please listen to our farmers.

Simon Wright - regional ownership of renewable energy

Well done guys - from an urban supporter!

Thank you well done

Change can only take place with a compliant Federal government, who really want renewable power to go ahead. That is not part of Australia's Federal LNP government's agenda.

Champions

Wow, amazing work- go Farmers For Climate Action! Can I share this with Fridays For Future Oz and Australian Parents For Climate Action? They have local groups in Canberra, too 👍👏

Go FCA - you beauties!!

Well done guys!

Be relentless. Keep poking at these ministerial excuses. The writing is on the wall with the fossil fuel industry. Obviously it wouldn't be right just to switch it off with one flick. Its up to government to help transition the coal workers to green energy employment. I mean, once upon a time you would want your kids to continue on down the hole cause the money was so good, but now (Jesus) why go down there when its all up here, fresh air sunshine! But its a mindset thing with a lot of people up there. I'm sure if proper diplomacy was used and a step by step process of transition was shown, income not disturbed I don't believe that there would be too much resistance. Keep going fellas.

Good on you, thank you!

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Farmers for Climate Action chair and NSW sheep farmer, Charlie Prell had a powerful message for our government today, calling on them to use clean, renewable energy to revitalise regional Australia.

To find out how you can get involved head to: www.repowerourcommunities.org.au

#farmersforclimateaction #netzerofarming #ClimateActionNow
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Farmers for Climate Action chair and NSW sheep farmer, Charlie Prell had a powerful message for our government today, calling on them to use clean, renewable energy to revitalise regional Australia. 

To find out how you can get involved head to: https://www.repowerourcommunities.org.au

#farmersforclimateaction #netzerofarming #ClimateActionNow

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Imagine if these farmers talked about revitalising rural Australia through programs to improve the sustainability of farms by creating jobs to achieve this. I mean, shouldn't that be the first thing they suggest, not putting solar panels all over the farmland instead of on rooves where the population lives?

need regional Australia to stop voting Nationals

Our future depends on not voting for the major parties that are full of fossil fools. Please let there be lots of independents stand and be elected at the next election. Independents who know this is the biggest issue human beings have ever faced. Independents who will work at this like our very lives depend on them.

Did they listen

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