Wednesday, 18 October 2023 14:55

Jim's back

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: When it comes to emissions pricing and He Waka Eke Noa, dairy farmers are more forgiving than sheep and beef farmers.

DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel was last week re-elected for to the farmer lobby board for another three-year term. This is despite many dairy farmers opposing recommendations made by the HWEN steering committee, which included van der Poel.

Van der Poel was one of 13 candidates vying for two seats up for DairyNZ election.

Earlier this year, sheep and beef farmers voted then Beef+Lamb New Zealand chair Andrew Morrison out of office.

The ouster was related to B+LNZ’s stance on emissions pricing, the very same stance DairyNZ supported.

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