Soil properties should be weighed up when applying effluent, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor (technical) at Waikato Regional Council.
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa has made no new friends in the dairy sector with its farcical display of water quality ‘samples’ from around the country.
If someone turns up on your farm, selling Stihl 461 chainsaws, please shout out. That’s the message from NZ Young Farmers.
Cows do talk, researchers say.
If you think only Fonterra is in financial dire straits... the US milk industry is reeling from the decline in dairy sales.
Have you given up milk in the name of sustainability? Think again.
Could 2020 be the year of New Zealand ‘generative agriculture’?
Farmers have welcomed the Provincial Growth Fund’s decision to put $7.11 million into creating a sustainable water supply for Wairarapa.
OPINION: High farm debt levels have cast a shadow over the Ministry for Primary Industry's positive predictions for agriculture in 2020.
Your canine crusader reckons it is ironic – and highly appropriate – that Shane Jones’ $3 billion electoral slush fund the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has exactly the same initials as the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF)!
Like this old mutt, no doubt farmer shareholders are delighted to know that Fonterra is focusing on the important issues.
Over the years, a mate of the Hound’s has always been quick to point out to him people in roles whose names either match or clash with the organisations they work for.
Your old mate notes that after almost two years of cosy meetings and more than $2 million wasted, Ag minister Damien O’Connor’s brainfart, the Primary Sector Council, released its ‘strategy’ on the eve of Christmas, last year.
Kiwis need to grow up when it comes to conversations on water quality, says an opposition MP.
Andy Scott, chair of 50 Shades of Green explains why many farmers are concerned with new government policies.
Your old mate notes that a recent bid to buy more than 4500ha of South Island farmland by a Canadian outfit was rejected by the Overseas Investment Office.
A mate of this old mutt reports being somewhat surprised to see Southland farmer and chair of Beef + Lamb NZ Andrew Morrison gracing the streets of the plush North Shore suburb of Takapuna in Auckland, last month.
Speaking of useless, pointless and waste-of-space working groups... the Hound wonders what really was the point of Damien O’Connor’s $500,000-a-year brain fart – the Primary Sector Council (PSC)?
Your old mate hears it can be a tough gig for MPs getting back into the real world after retiring (or being voted out of) from Parliament.
OPINION: The unexpected departure of A2 Milk’s chief executive last week was an unpleasant, but timely reminder of the destruction of value often seen between the farmgate and the end market.
OPINION: The groundswell supporting the restoring powers of regenerative agriculture is mostly based on examples from overseas.
OPINION: Collectively we must support farmers to become sustainable.
Sweden's milk war is now being played out on television.
The proposal to relocate Auckland Port to Northland continues to float in open waters.
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