Can New Zealand soils store more carbon? The farmers I talk with believe they can, and they have seen their topsoil grow and evidence that more carbon is stored deeper in the soil. But the government’s policy position doubts this and consequently they are putting all of their eggs in the forestry basket. The message is “forestry good – farming bad”. Yes, we do have to stop intensive dairy, but we also have to look after those farmers that are looking after the land and growing topsoil. Read more in this open letter to several relevant Cabinet Ministers.