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Farmers will be rewarded for carbon credits they create through various methods such as reforestation and reducing their fertiliser use, under proposals released by the Federal Government today.

The move by the Government enables farmers to make money by creating carbon credits which they can sell to those wanting to offset their emissions.

Under the Carbon Farming Initiative, farmers will be able to gain credits for reducing pollution through measures such as reforestation, cutting livestock emissions, reducing fertiliser use, burning crop residue and reducing emissions from landfill waste.

The release of the guidelines comes amid an increased campaign by the Government to gain support to introduce a carbon price.

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