As the contact person for a local Landcare group I wanted to get in touch about an important initiative underway to try to prevent the downgrading of our land management laws and to protect the legacy of Landcare.
I’ve been working with a group of farmers to release a statement calling on the NSW Government to reconsider their current plans to re-write land management laws. The way the laws are being proposed at the moment will take our farming back to the old days of vegetation clearing and the issues with salinity, poor soil health and water erosion that go with it. You can see the statement at: www.FarmingFuture.org.au
I believe the community and most farmers have moved beyond the old view of landscapes only being used for chemical monocultures and can see the need to adopt a new and complete vision of the landscape as the provider of multiple essential goods and services.
Agriculture in NSW needs a new vision and this statement is part of showing that farmers support a new approach to farming.
So far hundreds of farmers have signed the statement, would you consider signing it please, and sharing it with your local Landcare members? You can sign it here.
Thanks for taking the time to consider my request, please let me know if you’d like to get more involved.
Inverell Beef Farmer.