Nature conference aims to make ACCUs work for the farmer

Beef Central, 29/06/2023

Precision Pasutres’ Hamish Webb explains some of the ins and outs of soil carbon farming. Photo: Mike Terry

KEEPING red meat profitable and helping producers better understand the carbon market are two of the main aims for the upcoming Nature Based Solutions conference in Brisbane this July.

The conference will start on July 17 with a ‘soil carbon summit’, which will hear from several speakers including Carbon Link which recently facilitated the first large-scale of issuance of soil carbon credits. It will also hear from researchers, agtech companies and producers.

Australia’s burgeoning nature repair market, livestock methane emissions, renewable energy and insetting vs offsetting are on the agenda for the next.

Several well-known speakers are scheduled, including Jonathan Wright from Coota Park Blue-E Angus and Shorthorn stud, Hamish Webb from Precision Pastures, Lachlan Graham from Argyle Foods and Australia’s special representative for agriculture Su McClusky.

Event organiser Louisa Kiely, from Carbon Farmers of Australia, said she was also working on a tax specialist to run through recent changes to the Australian Carbon Credit Units are taxed and to help producers make better informed decisions about carbon.

“Some of the business models that have been put to farmers haven’t allowed them to explore all the areas that could benefit them,” Ms Kiely said.

“If a farmer has ACCUs in an account and decides not to sell them, they are still accounted for on the balance sheet and they are an asset.

“They could use them as part of a succession plan, give them to one child and that child could get value from the farm in that way. This all about empowering farmers.”

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