Farmers grapple with ‘significant emotional stress’ and community pressure over forestry conversion sales – www.stuff.co.nz

Farmers grapple with ‘significant emotional stress’ and community pressure over forestry conversion sales

From www.stuff.co.nz
2021-09-27 02:12:00

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A Wairarapa farmer Steve Thomson says selling his sheep and beef station to forestry three years ago was a difficult decision but he had struggled for two years to sell to other farmers.

Tensions around the issue of farms converting to forestry has been increasing because of the impact it could have on rural communities. But most see the problem as stemming from Government policy rather than greed, farmers say.

 

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