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Senate reports into climate change policy released

Mick Keogh - Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two reports by the Senate into climate change policy have now been released. The first was a report by the Senate economics committee, and the latest is a report arising from a Senate Select Committee into climate change policy. View the rest of the post here

 
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Cows are causing global warming!

Mick Keogh - Friday, June 12, 2009

Just when the farm sector was hoping that it might be ignored in debates about greenhouse emissions and how to curb them, a columnist in The Australian has highlighted that cows are a major source of greenhouse emissions and need to be included in policies aimed at reducing emissions. View the rest of the post here

 
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New Zealand sets up new agricultural emissions research centre.

Mick Keogh - Thursday, June 11, 2009

The NZ Government has announced is setting up a greenhouse gas research centre targeting solutions for New Zealand's agriculture and horticulture emissions. About half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, with methane from ruminant animals the biggest contributor. View the rest of the post here

 
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Canada moves to implement emissions trading

Mick Keogh - Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Canadian Government has announced plans to establish a national carbon market, which is anticipated to commence trading from January, 2011. Up until the present time, greenhouse emission mitigation efforts in Canada have been at a Provincial rather than a national level. View the rest of the post here

 
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USA farmers nervous about emissions trading

Mick Keogh - Thursday, May 28, 2009

Farmers in the USA were initially enthusiastic about the proposed introduction of a US emissions trading scheme, seeing it as an opportunity to be paid for agricultural offsets, however a degree of nervousness has set in as the Waxman-Markey Bill has started its progress through the legislature. View the rest of the post here

 
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EU and NZ views on emissions trading

Mick Keogh - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

There have been some significant developments in the discussions of our international neighbours regarding climate change policies and agriculture in the last week. In particular, comments emerging from New Zealand and the European Union are of importance to Australian agriculture.  View the rest of the post here

 
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US approach to climate change policy and agriculture

Mick Keogh - Friday, May 15, 2009

At the Agriculture, Greenhouse and Emissions Trading conference, delegates heard that in the USA, agriculture and forestry offsets will be the oil that enables an emissions trading scheme to run smoothly.  View the rest of the post here

 
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Climate change policy and Australian agriculture

Mick Keogh - Friday, May 08, 2009

The Australian Farm Institute recently held its second Agriculture, Greenhouse and Emissions Trading conference, which brought together experts from a broad range of disciplines to consider the Government’s CPRS proposal as it will relate to agriculture.  View the rest of the post here

 
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Is it drought, or climate change?

Mick Keogh - Friday, November 21, 2008

After yet another poor winter crop season in southern Australia, more and more farmers are wondering whether the current run of dry autumns and low rainfall is evidence of climate change, rather than just another extended drought. View the rest of the post here

 
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Agriculture Roundtable Conference

Mick Keogh - Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Farm Institute’s 2008 Agriculture Roundtable Conference is next week in Canberra, and promises to be a very interesting 2 days. Starting on Monday night with the Conference Dinner, delegates will hear from Agriculture Minister Tony Burke. It’s been a busy 12 months for Minister Burke’s first year in the position, and I look forward to hearing his thoughts on the challenges for 2009.  View the rest of the post here

 
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