OPINION: Publisher Stuff and lobby group Federated Farmers both like to preach about their respective high-minded virtues – Stuff, about “funding journalism”, Feds about “supporting our farming communities”.
OPINION: Fonterra has quietly offloaded its 50% stake in Agrifeeds, a major importer of palm kernel expeller into New Zealand.
OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the swearing in of the new Labour Government.
OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing to report positive listeria results, is turning to plant-based products as it makes a comeback.
OPINION: The big review of the Fonterra Shareholders Council threw a light on some quite negative sentiments among shareholders about its ‘watchdog’.
OPINION: A classic case of biting off more than you can chew.
OPINION: The use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) on farms can continue, at least for now.
OPINION: Some of the biggest companies in the world have claimed millions of dollars in Covid-19 wage subsidies for their New Zealand operations, with some going on to pay huge dividends to investors.
OPINION: A North Yorkshire teacher has become at least the second member of the public to be trampled to death by cows in the UK this year.
OPINION: Painting eyes on the backsides of cows could save their lives, according to new research by Australian scientists.
OPINION: The sale of one of New Zealand’s oldest dairy cooperatives will be in the spotlight this week.
OPINION: So will NZ end up with a wealth tax?
OPINION: It has long been suggested that animals have senses that humans don’t, and often behave differently than usual shortly before an earthquake hits.
OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid by Chinese company Mengniu.
OPINION: Someone at DairyNZ got too excited by news that the Government was finally allowing migrant farm workers stuck overseas since March to return to New Zealand.
OPINION: The unworkable winter grazing rules facing dairy farmers have not gone unnoticed by another essential industry feeling under-appreciated, post-Covid.
OPINION: Despite the rhetoric from the government about agriculture leading the post-Covid recovery, our primary industries seem to be out of the loop when it comes to the Covid response.
OPINION: Vegans take note, a report published by the UK Sustainable Food Trust not only implicitly challenges the assumption that veganism and environmentalism work in symbiosis, it tacitly suggests that the two movements are in actual conflict with each other.
OPINION: Fonterra has copped a serve for allowing non-farming jobs on its Farm Source platform.
OPINION: While not wanting to spend too much time sympathising with Aucklanders, Milking It can’t avoid noting how absurd it is that our biggest city has been drenched with rain over recent weeks, yet its dams were run so low, residents still aren’t allowed to use their garden hoses and…
OPINION: Consumers around the world are going wild for plant-based innovation and ice cream is no exception.
OPINION: David Bortolussi is jumping out of underwear and into A2 Milk and he bags a $5.5 million compensation package along the way.
OPINION: Animal rights activists SAFE are again taking aim at the dairy industry. This time, someone stumbled upon dead calves left on public land in Taranaki.
OPINION: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ assertion that New Zealand farming doesn’t need overseas machinery drivers hasn’t gone down well with farming leaders.
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OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing…
OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the…