Sunday 26 August 2012
Farming and the future
The Mayor of the Shire in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains has given a grim warning for the future of agriculture unless something is done about native vegetation legislation.
The State Government is seeking submissions on the Act.
Yesterday, the Cooma Monaro Shire Council described the regulations as "green tape" gone mad.
Today, Snowy Mountains Shire Council Mayor, John Cahill, says he could not agree more.
“The continuing development of agriculture, which is necessary for the farming community to keep ahead of the escalation in costs, if we can't continue to develop our country and continue to raise our stocking rate, make our country more resistant to the invasion of weeds, then ultimately, agricultural production as we know it, will be almost impossible,” Councillor said.
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