James Parsons.

The Labour Party’s water tax policy is “pretty short on details,” and the farming sector needs to have input into a final plan, says Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons.

Rare breeds sheep farmer Daniel Wheeler’s five pregnant ewes were slaughtered by thieves on a paddock in a Christchurch City Council reserve, where he grazes the world’s only mob of Campbell Island sheep. The loss leaves him with just 30 breeding ewes.

Rare breeds sheep farmer Daniel Wheeler is hoping someone will dob in the thieves responsible for slaughtering five of his rare Campbell Island ewes in their grazing paddock on the outskirts of Christchurch.

Beef farmers with no trace of m.bovis are having stock sales contracts broken.

Farmers having trouble selling stock because of fears over Mycoplasma bovis are unlikely to see any compensation unless they are directly affected by Ministry for Primary Industries controls.

Nicola Shadbolt.

Make sure you get the necessary qualifications or credentials in considering challenging for leadership or governance roles, says the winner of the rural section of the Women of Influence awards, Nicola Shadbolt.

James Parsons.

The pastoral sector is reacting to negative news reporting and comment, rather than being proactive and talking about its vision for water quality in New Zealand, claims Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons.

Bill English.

Landcorp became a state-owned enterprise in 1987 as part of the fourth Labour Government’s massive economic transformation.

The lease and sale of Landcorp farms could help young farmers buy their first farm under a National government.

The Mega Cow on Morrinsville’s Thames Street was a fitting location for around 500 farmers and rural folk who had had enough of the negativity generated in recent weeks by campaigning political parties, and the threat of water and carbon taxes to sort environmental problems out.

New Zealand faces mounting competition from emerging agricultural countries Mexico, Peru, Morocco and Thailand, says Young Horticulturist of the Year competition chair Elle Anderson.


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