Senator Joyce supports Prime Ag again, Libs agree
“Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce said his party would not back away from its opposition to creating carbon forest sinks through tree planting on prime agricultural land.
“People are very touchy about removing prime agricultural land, whether for mining or carbon sink forests or anything else, as you can’t replace it,” Senator Joyce said.
“Carbon sink forests aren’t just an issue for people in the country. They’re an issue for people in Sydney. If you want to start planting trees everywhere they grow fruit, and everywhere they grow vegetables, and where you get the predominant inflow of affordable food into your life, well, you know what’s going to happen to your cost of living.”
Senator Joyce said farmers supported carbon sequestration.
“We’ve been doing it for years; it’s called no-till farming,” he said.”
Quoted from The Australian 20/01/10. Full story here.