Australian Farmers Lower Inputs, Rely on Biodiversity
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A feature from Australia’s ABC news looks at examples of a growing number of farmers who are reducing chemical inputs on their operations and increasing biodiversity and soil health. Queensland banana growers and beef producers in New South Wales are some of the producers who have cut their reliance on chemical inputs and seen their finances improve. They warn that making the change successfully takes time, however. It can take years to improve soil health and gain the biodiversity that contributes to a fully functioning ecosystem.