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.
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.
If you think labour shortage on New Zealand dairy farms is unique to our country, then think again.
OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to Greenpeace.
Remember that Meadow Fresh commercial where a little girl rides her bike to buy a gallon of milk from the local dairy?
OPINION: The demise of New Zealand’s largest, and arguably most controversial, Acts of Parliament has almost been a non-event.
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.
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.
OPINION: Your old mate has long argued Landcorp’s farming business – Pamu – is a bigger dog than he is.
OPINION: Your canine crusader shakes his head at the complete lack of practical and real-world knowledge in both government and the bureaucracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPINION: The recent Climate Change Commission discussion document has made many farmers anxious.
OPINION: Dear Ministers Nash and Shaw,
OPINION: Soil organic matter was a hot topic for environmentalists, ecologists and primary producers in 2020.
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.