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No country for farmers? ... what Federated Farmers said on carbon forestry

Friday 30 Jul 10 9:00am

Twenty per cent of New Zealand's sheep and beef farms could be replaced by oxymoronic 'carbon forestry', if the ambitions of foreign owned carbon foresters and the Government are realised.

"Obviously the pending meat industry strategy has a new paradigm to assess, if the wishes of those who want to plant farm land in trees come to pass," says Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers president.

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