Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard stepped down at last week’s annual conference after three years in the role. Here are excerpts from his final speech.
The Government's aim to double the value of agriculture exports by 2025 makes sense given their huge contribution to the economy.
Joint work by industry and the Government has been vital to agriculture making progress on environmental issues.
Fieldays is once again living up to its reputation as an amazing meeting place for those in the agri sector and those who are just curious to see what’s happening on the land.
For many, the National Agricultural Fieldays is about the hard sell, the order book, the new lead, the prospect of a deal of a lifetime. It’s about striking that special relationship between a willing buyer and a willing seller.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can no longer ignore the growing demand that it enforces its own regulations against fake dairy foods.
New Zealand, as we all know, is blessed with abundant water and we have it to ourselves.
Rural New Zealanders’ lives are at risk every day because of poor cellphone and internet connectivity and inequitable health services.
The nostalgia button is being pushed with releases of chocolate bar flavours from the past, milk in traditional glass bottles and constant references to food “as it was meant to be”.
The Hound hears that the jokes were on PM Bill English who was in fine form at the recent Ahuwhenua Trophy awards in Whangarei.
What is it with Massey University academics and their hatred of agriculture?
Your old mate reckons a fine example of ‘political correctness gone mad’ is seen in a decision by the Otago Regional Council (ORC) not to use the term ‘gypsy day’ again, after it was criticised as offensive.
Dairy has got its mojo back. After two challenging seasons, last week brought two items of great news for Fonterra farmers.
Recently there has been considerable media coverage of the news that New Zealand wine has become the number three imported wine into the US, with only France and Italy ahead of us.
The grapes are in, the wine is in the tank and within a few weeks the very first releases of the 2017 vintage will be on their way out to consumers.
Cheese lovers can breathe easy. Cheese, milk, and yogurt have been labelled ‘drugs’ of the food world. But are they truly so bad?
An ambulance service for cattle has begun in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in a bid to protect animals sacred to the country’s majority Hindu community.
More 'girls' will be joining the herd on the streets of Morrinsville, including a new mega-cow -- all new arrivals in the town’s Herd of Cows street art project.
Farmers using drones to monitor their farms may have a new challenge -- eagles.
A couple of myths need correcting over the proposed plan change for cleaning up the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Last month marked the one year anniversary since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted.
Nothing annoys me more than dogs barking nonstop in kennels.
The recent release of the progress report on the last three years of the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord has sparked all the naysayers of the dairy industry into another series of spiteful attacks on farmers.
Will plantain come to the rescue on nitrate? Researchers at Massey University think so.
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