OPINION: As consultation by He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) has rounded up, there are still a vast number of farmers who are nervous, confused, and angry about what the future for managing agricultural emissions in New Zealand might look like, and for good reason.
Milking It understands the Government prefers a processor-based levy as some ministers doubt farmers can implement a system by 2025.
The He Waka Eke Noa partnership is expected to push for a farmer-based levy but accept a processor-based hybrid level as a transition in its final report to the Government.
This wil not go down well with farmers. That's why Groundswell needs to come out with its 'fourth option' now. But is it too little too late?