The supposed end of the 20-year standoff between environmentalists and farmers was announced last week, with the release of the Interim Climate Change Committee's report on "Action on agricultural emissions". It was celebrated as an "historic consensus" between farmers and environmentalists, as the agricultural sector was agreeing to pay for part of their methane emissions.

Since then, however, the "devil in the detail" suggests that the situation is much more complicated and disputed than it might have first appeared. There now seems to be a long way to go before a real agreement or consensus is found for getting farmers

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Farmers not keen on Emissions Trading Scheme

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Criticisms from environmentalists