At least 59% of the public surveyed has a favourable opinion of dairying and 90% of media coverage of dairying is positive/neutral.
In reflecting on the salary package/bonuses paid to Theo Spierings in the past season it is important to understand that the Fonterra business is owned by shareholders who empower a board to act on their behalf.
Sadly, our cooperative has lost one of our strongest people with former director Michael Spaans passing away last week.
Examining the primary sector policies of Labour, and thus our new Government, there are a few things on my wish list, some cautionary notes and some plaudits to hand out.
The farmers who booed Winston Peters at the water tax protest in Morrinsville in September may owe him an apology.
While most Starbucks bottled drinks contain dairy, four new options on the company’s ready-to-drink menu scratched cow milk from the ingredients list.
A New Zealand agri academic recently visiting the US met an American who clearly knew little about this country.
Horizons Regional Council scored a winner the other week at a farmers’ meeting to discuss the dogs breakfast that is One Plan.
New Zealand's primary sector exports are expected to increase strongly in the current year, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries.
With the new Labour/NZ First/Greens government now in power, what changes can the rural sector expect? Reporter Peter Burke offers his view.
Although the National Party ended election night the largest party by a healthy margin, its margin wasn’t big enough (unlike 2008, 2011, and 2014) to make its return to the Treasury benches a foregone conclusion.
Canada now has fewer cows than at any time since the early 1990s and, say analysts, it’s partially millennials’ fault.
They say it’s never been easier to avoid dairy, thanks to an ever-expanding array of plant-based ‘milk’ -- rice, soy, hemp, oat, coconut, almond, macadamia, hazelnut and cashew.
Sanction-hit Qatar is flying in food from abroad, including milk from the UK.
It's not every day a fireman gets a call to rescue cows from a water reservoir.
The bouquet of the week goes to the unfairly maligned dairy sector, in particular the initiative shown by Federated Farmers and the Primary ITO.
National’s foreign spokesman Gerry Brownlee last month addressed the Canterbury Employers Chambers of Commerce about the headwinds facing global trade, including geo-political issues.
Fellow Feds board member Andrew Hoggard and I have just returned from a five-day study tour in Australia hosted by Mercury Energy.
Greenpeace has called for Cantabrians to join a peaceful civil disobedience demonstration against ‘big irrigation’.
The pledge is simple: we are committed to New Zealand’s rivers being swimmable for our children and grandchildren.
One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world. Without this biological diversity there would be no life on earth.
Say goodbye to spilt milk, as scientists offer dissolvable milk capsules you add to your tea or coffee just like sugar cubes.
They're sung to while being milked, enjoy daily massages and are fed digestive biscuits.
Labour's proposed water tax is causing jitters in the farming sector.