Dairy farmers are concerned about rising CO2 levels

The Australian Dairy Farmers Association (ADFA) is urging the Federal Government to review the government’s plan to implement a national carbon price.

“We have been saying for some time that the carbon price is not a panacea, but the best solution to tackling climate change is to reduce emissions and build the economy to be able to absorb the economic costs of climate change,” ADFA president and chief executive officer Peter Dutton said.

The plan, announced by the Treasurer last month, will see a carbon price of $60 per tonne on top of the $25-a-tonne carbon price already set in place.

“That’s a much more reasonable price and it’s not going to be a big increase in prices,” Mr Dutton told the ABC.

“It’s going to bring the cost down, but it’s also going to reduce demand for dairy products.”

The ADFA is concerned about the proposed price, saying it will increase the cost of dairy by about 30 per cent over the coming years.

“For a dairy farmer, that’s about $200 per ton, which is not going away in a year,” Mr Whelan said.

“If you’re a dairy business with 100 or 150 dairy cows and you’re thinking about how much you need to produce to meet that, it’s a really big hit on your bottom line.”

He said there was a strong possibility the carbon pricing would increase demand for products from other parts of the dairy industry.

“I think you’re going to see that increase, but I think it’s more likely that it’s going do a lot of the damage to the dairy business than it is to dairy producers,” Mr Shilton said.

A new carbon tax would be introduced in 2019, and Mr Whams said it would take effect in 2020.

“The price is going to go up and up, so it’s likely that in the medium term it will go up a bit,” he said.

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How to deal with a ‘dairy shop’ at the airport

An airport police officer has been charged with animal cruelty after a woman says she was forced to feed cattle at a dairy store on a flight.

Key points:The woman was travelling to Auckland for a visit to her grandparents, but was refused food from a store in ChristchurchThe woman told officers she felt unsafe being fed at the store and went to call policePolice have not been able to speak to the woman yetThe woman said she had flown from Christchurch to Auckland on October 30 and had just landed when she was denied food.

The woman, who was travelling from Christi and her grandparents to Christchurch, said she felt uncomfortable being fed in a dairy shop, so she went to the Christchurch Airport Police station.

“They were very accommodating.

They said I was not the problem.

That was it.

I was told I wasn’t the problem, so I asked them if they would be able to feed me at the gate,” she said.”

I was not in any way threatened or anything like that.

I said I didn’t want to be fed.

They were very understanding.”

The woman then contacted police and the investigation was launched.

She said she was given the choice of having food delivered or going to the police station.

Officers said they were not able to confirm if the woman was charged or if charges would be laid.

“It’s important to remember the police are an integral part of the community and we want to make sure they are doing everything possible to help those in need,” police said.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and that the investigation could take up to six weeks.

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The latest in food and drink news for September 2016

A new breed of milk has hit the market in Australia, as Australia’s dairy industry looks to take advantage of the trend of almond-based products.

The almond milk company Rosewood Dairy announced on Tuesday that it would begin selling almond milk in Australia on September 3, and will be able to sell its almond milk for $1.99 a litre.

Rosewood’s CEO, Chris Burnett, told ABC News Breakfast that his company will be looking to expand its product offerings in the near future.

“The trend is that the consumer is looking for almond milk as the new milk of choice,” Burnett said.

“We want to make sure we are not making people feel like they have to buy almond milk to drink, because they can drink our milk at home.”

The company also launched a range of almond milk flavors for sale, including chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon.

RoseWood has already launched two almond milk bars in Australia.

In a statement to ABC News, the company said that it was “delighted” to be able offer the milk in this form, and noted that it will be selling it for $0.99 per litre across all its retail stores and online stores.

Burnett said Rosewood had not started sourcing almond milk from other regions, and was focusing on the UK, Canada, South Africa and the US.

The new milk will be sold at Rosewood stores across Australia, with the Rosewood website stating that the company is looking to sell almond milk products at a later date.