Earlier this week National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson found herself the subject of foul twitter response to this tweet
I wont give the offender oxgyen by reposting it. There was a rallying cry from the industry including Fiona herself to call it out and the industry responded
I would equally like to see the industry come together to support the policy work Fiona does.
How much easier would her life be if all NFF member organisations were on the same page about the big issues facing agriculture because large sections of Australia agriculture is literally on its knees.
Lets find common ground on the Murray Darling Basin.
Lets find common ground on what efficient, profitable, climate resilient farming looks like.
Lets work together to have a common message being shared by those many many passionate voices.
Lets all work together to help Fiona drive real change for Australian Farmers.
Thank you Peter Mailler for this spot on opinion piece Some opionions are better than others
The climate policy discussion should have shifted past a debate on if climate change is real to a discussion on what we are going to do about. Any agricultural leader undermining climate science and/or decisive action on climate mitigation and adaptation in this country either doesn’t understand the magnitude of pending problem or is being wilfully ignorant.
As a result of this ignorance, meaningful progress on drought policies that should be able to provide certainty in an increasingly uncertain environment will continue to be confounded.
The work to build community trust around less technical issues affecting social licence is also being undermined. If you can’t trust farmers to be honest about climate, how can you trust them on anything?