Irrigation NZ has 3500 members irrigating some 800,000 hectares around the country.

Irrigation New Zealand is calling on whoever forms the next government after September 20’s election to join with it to develop a national water strategy for the country.

 
Environment Minister David Parker recently released a report that says the RMA should be scrapped and replaced.

A leading planning academic says people are fixated on doing away with the Resource Management Act (RMA) when they should really be focusing on what its replacement might look like.

 
Jane Muir.

DairyNZ says some of the people who have completed their training programme – GoDairy are already working on dairy farms.

Ian Woolly (right) receives his trophy for winning the silver class at this year’s NZ Ploughing Champs from Nathan Winter of Farmlands Fuel.

Ploughman Ian Woolly (Blenheim) and Malcolm Taylor (Putaruru) will represent NZ at next year’s World Ploughing championships in Ireland.

Phil Twyford.

A brace of politicians recently hit Zespri’s Mount Maunganui headquarters to kickstart the already announced Agritech Industry Transformation Plan after a three-month delay due to Covid-19.

Karen Williams wants to help create an environment where farmers feel proud about the fact that they are producing quality food and fibre.

Federated Farmers new vice president wants the organisation to become the ‘go to’ body for farmers and to help them have pride in what they do.

New Wools of NZ chair James Parsons acknowledges that wool prices were at an all-time low and unsustainable at current price levels.

Northland sheep and beef farmer James Parsons doesn’t see himself as the white knight when it comes to fixing the wool sector.

Agricultural contractors stand to lose millions of dollars and farmers could face a feed shortage unless the Government allows 380 machine operators from overseas into the country next month.

A newly formed beef industry group is condemning a United Nations campaign about the impact of the meat industry on the environment.

Final harvest data for wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed) in 2020 show yields were up 17% overall across the six crops.

The government’s new freshwater laws, signed off this week, have the potential to create significant unnecessary costs for ratepayers, farmers and entire communities, Federated Farmers says.

The industry association for animal health and crop protection companies has appointed a new president.

The unknown of what winter will bring is very much on the mind of the Hawkes Bay Rural Support Trust head Mike Barham.

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