Researchers from two Sydney universities have found a way of making 'green' ammonia

OPINION: We've been encouraged to grow our own for many years, now researchers at two Sydney universities have found a way of making 'green' ammonia and say their discovery could provide a major boost to farmers and speed up a global push to renewable hydrogen fuel.

Oat milk sells

OPINION: Fake milk works for some. Fashionable Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly is seeking a US stock market listing that could value the business at as much as NZ$13 billion.

Labour shortage

If you think labour shortage on New Zealand dairy farms is unique to our country, then think again.

Killer claims

OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to Greenpeace.

 
Milk advert banned

Remember that Meadow Fresh commercial where a little girl rides her bike to buy a gallon of milk from the local dairy?

 
National's trade spokesman Todd Muller wants the UK to do more than just talk about free trade.

OPINION: One of life’s commercial shibboleths is that one should be wary of going into business with close friends because emotion is always involved.

Farmers' Chaplain, Colin Miller.

OPINION: I have been a regular reader for a number of years now, the last couple of decades in particular.  Not so long ago, I was reading around 40 books each year. 

Great idea

OPINION: Your old mate has long argued Landcorp’s farming business – Pamu – is a bigger dog than he is.

Unemployable?

OPINION: Your canine crusader shakes his head at the complete lack of practical and real-world knowledge in both government and the bureaucracy.

Good idea

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s suggests there is an easy solution to farming sector concerns about more trees being planted to meet the country’s carbon emissions targets.

Hats off!

OPINION: Your old mate was a little confused by Maori Party MP Rawiri Waititi’s stance over not wanting to wear a tie in Parliament’s debating chamber.

TUANZ chief executive Craig Young says organisations need to be aware, while moving online, that traditional means are necessary for some users.

OPINION: We may now be into the third decade of the 21st century, but unfortunately much of NZ’s rural broadband and mobile coverage remains at third world levels.

Like Team New Zealand, dairy farmers must innovate to keep ahead of global competition.

OPINION: Is it time to take a deep breath and stop to consider the whole climate change debate on a global scale rather than just based on New Zealand’s commitments under the Paris Accord?

OPINION: It's been a bad week for Fonterra. 

OPINION: Immune system support and disease prevention are top of mind for Americans stuck at home during Covid lockdowns and in a cycle of inactivity – led by excess time in front of computer, smartphone and television screens. 

OPINION: Last week's announcement by the Government that it would replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) with new legislation has raised the hopes of anti-dairying lobbyists like Greenpeace.

OPINION: Greenpeace continues to use flawed arguments to advance its crusade against our dairy industry.

Your old mate reckons that the chances of the strong wool sector being revived by the latest iteration of so-called sector saviour group SWAG is about as likely as Donald Trump being remembered as the greatest US president ever.

OPINION: Your canine crusader suggests hopes for a change in some of the anti-farming government policies will not be helped by the clear dearth of farming experience and lack of rural knowledge in the ranks of the current Labour administration.

OPINION: A mate of the Hound reckons he’s recently discovered Parkinson’s Law and believes it explains much about bureaucracy and the workings of government that simply don’t make sense to a practical farmer.

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Great idea

OPINION: Your old mate has long argued Landcorp’s farming business – Pamu – is a bigger dog than he is.

Unemployable?

OPINION: Your canine crusader shakes his head at the complete lack of practical and real-world knowledge in both government and…

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