FOLLOWING initial farmer feedback on two emissions pricing options for agriculture, along with a backstop of going into the ETS, a third approach is being put forward by He Waka Eke Noa. After feedback on a farm-level levy and a processor-level hybrid levy in December, the partners are now also putting forward a two-phased approach, starting with the processor-level hybrid and then transitioning to a farm-level system in the future. More than 30 meetings and webinars are scheduled to be held this month to explain the options to farmers, answer questions and listen to farmer feedback. The move to the covid red traffic light system has led to changes to the initial schedule of meetings and farmers should check the DairyNZ or B+LNZ websites for where and when meetings in their area will be held, as well as details of online events. Meanwhile Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard believes that in the current Omicron climate now is not the time the debate should be put off …