The He Waka Eke Noa information gathering road shows and webinars have been completed and all the discussions and opinions of farmers who attended are being collated so a recommendation can be made to the Government. Of the two options presented to farmers – a farmgate levy based on a farm’s individual emissions or a processor based levy where farmers pay on what is sent to the works. Dairy NZ Chair Jim van der Poel says farmers’ preference seems to be with the farmgate levy. Some farmers say shouldn’t have to pay anything … but Mr van der poel when it comes down to it if we don’t come up with a viable option .. through He Waka Eke Noa or do you want to end up in the ETS. He Waka Eke Noa has until the end of May to present its final option to the Government.