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Queensland farmers come under fire from latest Great Barrier Reef report

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Low BMP uptake Among the cheap jordans cheap jordans in china for sale issues it reported was a low take up of Best Management Practice programs (BMP) in agricultural industries, which included standards for reducing chemical use and sediment run off.

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cheap jordans trainers Just 2 per cent of graziers and 7 per cent of cane growers are accredited under the voluntary BMP programs, which equates to 87 graziers and 256 cane farmers. cheap jordans trainers

The report states accelerated uptake was needed to meet the target of 90 per cent of sugar cane, horticulture, cropping and grazing lands in priority areas being managed under BMP systems.

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The CEO of Canegrowers, Dan Galligan, said cheap Air max shoes the statistics in the report failed to recognise growers who were working cheap jordans on sale towards accreditation.

« Seventy per cent of the cane area in Queensland has been benchmarked against our BMP program and 17 per cent of that area is actually accredited, » he said.

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« There’s still a long way to go but by no means is this cheap jordans sale program failing. »

The low take up has also been blamed on a hangover from the previous environmental risk management plans that were imposed on farmers in 2009.

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« There was a lot of resistance initially to the concept of the grazing BMP program, » she said.

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« The proposals underway to broaden and cheap jordans free shipping enhance existing reef protection regulations will go some way to achieving the right balance between industry led voluntary approaches and regulatory enforcement, » the auditor cheap jordans shoes general said.

« Once the legislation is amended, the adoption of minimum practice standards will no longer rely solely on voluntary participation. »

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« We are seeking to immediately meet with the Minister [Leeanne Enoch], » Canegrowers CEO Dan Galligan said.

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Individual farm data withheldThe auditor general’s report also found industry groups had been withholding site specific farming data, citing privacy concerns.

« These data restrictions mean government has no indication of what, if any, progress has been made, » the report said.

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Andrew Freeman from AgForce, said the threat of regulation and enforcement had created fear of what were referred to among farmers as the ‘reef police’ and the ‘tree police’.

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