Forget about a trifecta of looming taxes, it’s a "pick six", says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis.
Fellow Feds board member Andrew Hoggard and I have just returned from a five-day study tour in Australia hosted by Mercury Energy.
Federated Farmers dairy chairman Chris Lewis believes most farmers are now compliant with new rules on handling bobby calves.
The discovery of a Waikato stream running green with effluent has the council urging farmers to ask for advice on effluent management.
North Otago is being treated “like the leper colony of the South Island” over the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, says Federated Farmers North Otago dairy chairman Lyndon Strang.
The Greens' proposed ‘nitrogen tax’ is a vote catching policy which is highly unlikely to see the light of day, says Federated Farmers vice-president and dairy farmer Andrew Hoggard.
Mid-Canterbury enjoys a direct relationship between water use and employment, says Federated Farmers.
Federated Farmers says its ‘Farmers’ Manifesto’ challenges political parties in the upcoming general election to take a “sensible, practical and affordable” approach to tackling issues of high importance to its members.
Dairy leaders have come together with other livestock and farming leaders to pledge their commitment to swimmable rivers for future generations.