OPINION: The updated US Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule for “grass-fed” or “pasture-fed” milk or meat is very restrictive.
A long-term strategy is required for water storage, explains Todd Muller, National’s agriculture spokesman.
This old mutt would like to know how the sanctimonious Green Party and its MPs can continue to lecture everyone about the evils of climate change and how we all have to act now to save the world?
Your canine crusader notes that the woke folk at Landcorp – sorry Pāmu – were recently crowing about recording a net profit after tax of $68 million for the half-year ended 31 December 2019.
The Hound reckons news that an Austrian billionaire has been granted consent to purchase an $8m Hill Country farm, is living proof that the NZ First’s billion tree policy is a disaster for farming in this country.
Amidst the coronavirus upheaval, one thing is certain – agriculture will see our economy through.
OPINION: Amidst the coronavirus upheaval, one thing is certain – agriculture will see the NZ economy through.
The Hound hears Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor recently had a crack at the banks, calling them “fair weather friends” of the farming sector who are currently putting undue pressure on the rural sector.
This old mutt reckons those politicians, policy makers and lobbyists hell-bent on turning the country into one big pine plantation – in a madcap effort to reduce NZ’s 0.17% of the world’s carbon emissions – should take a look at what is currently happening to log exports.
Your old mate has always suspected that the multi-national, environmental fundamentalist, farming hating lobby group Greenpeace is effectively a glorified fund-raising arm of the fundamentalist, farmer hating Green Party in this country.
Farmer's Chaplain columnist, Colin Miller on the importance of slowing down.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth analyses the points made at this year's Fertiliser and Lime Research Centre workshop.
Co-founder of FoodTruths.org, Helen Darling thinks it's time to stop dismissing or ‘going on the offensive’ about alternative proteins.
This old mutt notes that it took the Cuddler-in Chief, PM Jacinda Ardern, a very long time to pay a visit to the flood damaged Southland.
Your canine crusader understands the vast majority of those in the acting profession (basically out-of-work waiters and waitresses) are show ponies who tend to err on the side of trendy, lefty, woke politics.
A mate of the Hound reckons despite more farmers growing it and more hectares of hemp in crop these days, it has not stopped the bureaucrats from creating stupid and costly regulations.
Your old mate was delighted to read how a cockerel became an unlikely hero for rural France, winning the right to continue his early morning crowing.
Taranaki Regional Council chief executive, Basil Chamberlain responds to Overseer chief executive, Dr Caroline Read's claim that the council made misleading statements about OverseerFM.
OPINION: Overseer is proving to be a major worry.
New Zealand has become the first country to successfully eradicate a pea weevil incursion.
OPINION: Many sunsets ago, I learnt from one of the older father figures in my life the ageless truth that, “Balance is the key to life”.
OPINION: Diet-shaming appears to be the new trend and virtue-signaling by ‘celebrities’ is rife.
This old mutt couldn’t believe the audacity of dairy company Synlait trying to spin its environmental credentials and how much it loves planting trees.
Your old mate was disappointed, but not surprised to see a ‘study’ out of Otago University – quoted all over the mainstream media – selling the virtues of plant-based diet.
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