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Financial impact of the Waikato Regional Plan nitrogen cap on Taupo farmers / prepared by: Phil Journeaux, Darren McNae, James Allen (AgFirst Waikato (2016) Ltd).

By: Journeaux, Philip, 1955-.
Contributor(s): McNae, Darren | Allen, James | Waikato (N.Z.). Regional Council (2011- ) [issuing body.] | AgFirst (Firm) [contractor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Waikato Regional Council technical report (2011): 2019/24Publisher: Hamilton [New Zealand] : Waikato Regional Council, 2019.Description: 1 online resource.Subject(s): DAIRY FARMING | ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS | ECONOMICS | NITROGEN | AGRICULTURE | TAUPO | WAIKATO | NEW ZEALANDHoldings: ELECTRONIC Online resources: TR 2019/24 Waikato Regional Council website | WRC pdf | NIWA document server | National Digital Heritage Archive Open Access Summary: Water quality within the lake was/is of a very high standard and monitoring of the lake water quality, which began in 1994 (in Edgar, 1999) started to show a deterioration in water quality, which was largely linked to the pastoral farming development within the catchment. As a result, in 2000 Waikato Regional Council (then Environment Waikato) initiated a process that cumulated in 2005 with the notification of Variation 5. For landowners, the implication was that while they could continue farming in their present mode, if they wished to intensify the operation and/or change land use which resulted in a higher nitrogen discharge, then they could only do this by buying in nitrogen. The concern raised by the farmers is that as the cost/price squeeze continues, in the absence of the opportunity to intensify, their farms will eventually become uneconomic. The main thesis behind this study is to explore that concern. The objective of this study was to undertake an analysis as to the impacts of the nitrogen cap on farmers within the Taupo catchment, and modelling of future long-term impacts. The purpose of the study is to highlight the financial impact on the farming community.
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Document #: 14405679.

Prepared by: Phil Journeaux, Darren McNae, James Allen AgFirst Waikato (2016) Ltd. For: Waikato Regional Council.

Peer reviewed by: Blair Keenan. Date: August 2019. Approved for release by: Bruce McAuliffe. Date: August 2019.

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Water quality within the lake was/is of a very high standard and monitoring of the lake water quality, which began in 1994 (in Edgar, 1999) started to show a deterioration in water quality, which was largely linked to the pastoral farming development within the catchment. As a result, in 2000 Waikato Regional Council (then Environment Waikato) initiated a process that cumulated in 2005 with the notification of Variation 5. For landowners, the implication was that while they could continue farming in their present mode, if they wished to intensify the operation and/or change land use which resulted in a higher nitrogen discharge, then they could only do this by buying in nitrogen. The concern raised by the farmers is that as the cost/price squeeze continues, in the absence of the opportunity to intensify, their farms will eventually become uneconomic. The main thesis behind this study is to explore that concern. The objective of this study was to undertake an analysis as to the impacts of the nitrogen cap on farmers within the Taupo catchment, and modelling of future long-term impacts. The purpose of the study is to highlight the financial impact on the farming community.

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