"It's not a case of holding anyone to ransom, or anything like that," Barnaby Joyce said.
The Nationals have not reached an agreement on net zero despite talks lasting more than four hours on Sunday.
Colour-coded lists were used by government MPs in a controversial $1.38 billion million regional grants program
Regional councils already feeling the effects of climate change have joined a nationwide call for ambitious federal government targets ahead of the United Nations climate summit.
The pandemic has been a tough time for ag field day organisers, with hundreds of shows worth billions of dollars cancelled.
Discontent is brewing in the southern branches of the Nationals, which may work in the favour of independent candidates come election time.
It gives farmers the opportunity to turn a totally unproductive area into a conservation area and get paid for doing so.
Farmers have warned the government not to scrap the 88-day rural requirement for working holiday makers in its trade negotiations with the European Union.