Posts tagged "Billion Trees"

Foreigners and corporates can get taxpayer help

[10 June/Farmers Weekly] Forestry Minister Shane Jones confirmed $2.2 million of the $118 million Billion Trees fund has been allocated, of which $1.5m is for planting native trees and the balance for exotics. Foreign and corporate landowners are eligible for taxpayer help to plant trees but the subsidy does not allow for planting whole farms....

Budget gets tick

[21 May/Farmers Weekly] The primary sector saw some gains in the Government’s first budget, with science, research and forestry being the biggest increases. Federated Farmers Vice President, Andrew Hoggard, said the $85 million allocated to Mycoplasma bovis may not be enough. National’s Agriculture Spokesman, Nathan Guy, said the amount allocated to biosecurity was half of...