Agriculture

The importance of the agricultural sector to the country is undisputed. Social Credit views family owned farms as the best in terms of production and environmental responsibility. We see a future in diversification and high value niche market organics.

Social Credit will support the agriculture sector by:

 

• Encouraging low-volume, high value primary agricultural products

 

• Processing of primary products close to their source where practicable, enhancing local communities

 

• Supporting individual, family or co-operative ownership of agricultural land, and discouraging big corporate style farming operations

 

• Helping Kiwi farmers buy their own farms by re-establishing the Rural Bank & making low interest loans available

 

• Preventing the sale of agricultural land into foreign ownership

 

• Implementing plant-breeding programmes to maintain pure strains of seed stock

 

• Promoting research into and use of biological control of agricultural pests, rather than the use of chemicals

 

• Phasing out the use of 1080 aerial drops as quickly as practicable (see our 1080 policy here)

 

• Eradication or control of noxious weeds and animals

 

• Promotion of ‘energy farming’ using renewable resources

 

• Getting rid of the Emissions Trading Scheme

 

• Providing support for fencing waterways, renewing wetland areas, and planting native trees

 

• Resourcing inspection teams to ensure more thorough inspection of all goods entering New Zealand, to minimise the likelihood of damage to agriculture and the environment from imported pests and diseases

Authorised by Anne Leitch, Secretary, 42 Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei

secretary@socialcredit.nz

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