The lucrative threat to rural communities

The lucrative threat to rural communities
Huge swathes of land are being converted to trees. (Image: Supplied)
Rebecca Howard
Carbon farming may be lucrative, but it creates a “great big mess that someone else has to clean up”, says farmer Kerry Worsnop.“The policy framework has been designed so that as the carbon price goes up, hands down, without any competition at all, carbon becomes the most profitable option,” said Worsnop, who has a sheep and beef farm near Gisborne.“We’ve reached that point with sheep and beef. Actually, we’ve gone past that point with sheep and beef, and it's closing in now on dairy,” she sai...

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