Making changes to farm management practices, rather than expensive infrastructure, can help reduce greenhouse gases.
Federated Farmers is calling on the Government to reject most of the raft of new taxes proposed by the Tax Working Group (TWG).
OPINION: Environmentalists fall into two categories: wizards and prophets.
In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s financial state and loudly sharing their dismay in the Koru club, another of the Hound’s spies has passed on more news in the ‘Fonterra director watch’ category.
There are many stories from ‘the impossible to believe, but believable’ files that your old mate is often told about.
If New Zealand legalises medical marijuana, which seems likely, what effect is that likely to have on wine sales?
Bob Campbell MW explains three of the most memorable wine scandals.
Jim Mulhern, chief executive of National Milk Producers Federation in the US, on the crucial trade agreements shaping the future of dairy.
More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.
Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.
Green Party MP Golriz Gharaman is pushing a Members Bill that would give prisoners the right to vote and ban overseas donations to political parties.
National's constant prodding in Parliament recently about capital gains tax (CGT) has caused the Prime Minister to drop her veil of kindness and reveal anger and petulance instead.
OPINION: Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell’s open and accessible approach has brought a refreshing change at the co-op.
Westland Milk Products says the DIRA is still needed, but with some changes.
Federated Farmers' meat and wool council is calling for compulsory regulation of stock agents.
OPINION: The PM's unrealistic claim of a free trade agreement with the EU before the end of the year is proving to be a hollow promise.
Here are excerpts from Fonterra’s submission to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) review, signed by chief executive Miles Hurrell.
Farmers are expected to finalise a Biosecurity Levy of 3.9c/kgMS this week.
Did minister David Parker say it? Opposition’s Nathan Guy thinks so.
Fonterra finds itself at the centre of a row between two Sri Lankan cabinet ministers.
While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.
Beekeeper board members of ApiNZ outline why a commodity levy on honey is needed.
Many people know overuse of fertiliser harms the environment, but that shouldn’t make ‘fertiliser’ a dirty word.
Jane Lorimer, president of NZ Beekeeping explains why she opposes the proposed commodity levy on honey.
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