Farmers in New Zealand are not happy.
They took their tractors to the streets to denounce their prime minister and her plan to tax “agricultural emissions”- which includes cow burps… And the stuff that comes out the other end.
The farmers argued these changes would add costs putting them out of business, and it would increase- not reduce- greenhouse gas emissions. The protests were held in more than 50 towns and cities, some filling the streets with dozens of tractors. The new regulation, which has yet to obtain final approval, would tax farmers based on the estimated methane and nitrous oxide gas generated by their livestock herds starting in 20-25.
The agricultural emissions tax would be the first of its kind in the world.