OPINION: Rural New Zealanders and those working in the primary sector play a vital role in our response to COVID-19 and it's important they take the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus, says Agriculture and Rural Communities Minister Damien O'Connor
OPINION: For a small milk processor, Tatua has been punching above its weight for many years.
US dairy farmers have a new threat to their business - heat waves.
The news has gone from bad to worse for a2 Milk - the company Synlait had hitched its wagon to.
Six months after welcoming a new chief executive, Maori-owned milk processor Miraka has had to start a new search for a leader.
New data from Statistics NZ shows that Canterbury had the biggest fall in agricultural emissions, down 2.7%, mainly due to a decline in livestock numbers.
OPINION: A mate from Aussie sent me a great story that had been in the press, again, over the ditch recently.
OPINION: What is simple is always wrong. What is not is unusable.
OPINION: This old mutt notes that Geoff Reid, an 'environmental activist' - whose activism appears to be limited to surreptitiously creeping around farms in Southland taking photos on the dime of Greenpeace, recently published more of his creepy farm shots.
OPINION: Your canine crusader understands members of the 'strategic groups' invoked in the Government-backed 'Fit for a Better World' programme - grandiosely labelled as: "A roadmap to accelerate the transformation of the food and fibre sector over the next 10 years" are on a pretty good wicket for not doing much.
OPINION: A mate of yours truly asks if the financial pickle that milk company Synlait currently finds itself in is a case of the people supposed to be in charge of the company taking their eyes off the ball.
OPINION: The Hound, like many in the agriculture sector, is worried about the growing increase of good farmland being lost to trees - especially carbon sinks - and the negative impact this is having on rural communities.
OPINION: Grassroots farmer protest group Groundswell has announced another national protest on November 21.
OPINION: When it comes to hedging between the world's two superpowers, the US and China, no one does it better than the New Zealand Government.
OPINION: Fonterra seems to be turning a corner in Australia when it comes to stability of its milk supply base.
OPINION: It's hard to tell if any MPs are genuinely representing farming and the rural sector these days.
OPINION: Cows can be toilet trained. It's no joke.
OPINION: The Howl of a Protest was generally a success, well received by the public and, surprisingly, given evenhanded coverage by most media.
OPINION: Any mention of slow-cooked lamb has me fossicking around in my cellar in search of a big, well-aged red.
OPINION: Some time ago I was asked to host a corporate wine tasting by a management consulting company.
Since leaving Marlborough in 2016, we accumulated many air and road miles before finally settling in the town of Canterbury, Southeast England.
OPINION: Questions have to be asked about the Government's Covid strategy.
OPINION: There is an adage from the old labour union days which states: It is a poor job that cannot carry a supervisor.
OPINION: For more than a year now the primary sector has been crying out for changed around immigration settings to help ease numerous critical worker shortages right across the country's key export earning industries.
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OPINION: This old mutt notes that Geoff Reid, an 'environmental activist' - whose activism appears to be limited to surreptitiously…
OPINION: Your canine crusader understands members of the 'strategic groups' invoked in the Government-backed 'Fit for a Better World' programme…