Climate Change Commission Chair Rod Carr

OPINION: Now that submissions have formally closed on the Climate Change Commission's (CCC) draft recommendations, released in February, on reducing NZ's emissions profile, will it actually listen and act on the advice it has received?

Blue murder

OPINION: Your old mate recently read an off-the-wall suggestion, by some boffin, that deliberately staining meat blue will lead to less of it being consumed.

 
Foot in mouth - again!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor too often suffers from 'foot in mouth' disease.

Lost touch?

OPINION: Your canine crusader was impressed to see that Beef + Lamb levypayers gave their farmer organisation a strong message at last month's annual meeting when they rejected the board's move for a big jump in director fees.

 
Uninspiring

OPINION: A mate of the Hound reckons if you ever wondered why the current Labour Government seems so far removed from rural and farming interests, one only has to look at the make-up of its supposedly 'rural' caucus.

Farmers' Chaplain, Colin Miller

OPINION: Just like you, everyone I have ever met, myself included, suffers from what I call "The Human Being Factor".

Lockwood Smith believes the UK has an opportunity to pursue a smart global trade strategy.

OPINION: Former NZ agriculture and trade minister, and ex-High Commissioner to the UK, Lockwood Smith, was the only non-UK member of the UK Trade & Agriculture Commission (TAC), which was tasked by Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, to look at finding a way forward of Britain supporting…

Doug Edmeades says he is appalled by some of the junk science dished up in a recent white paper on regenerative agriculture.

OPINION: Last month, a white paper on RA was released: "Regenerative Agriculture in Aotearoa New Zealand - research pathway to build science-based evidence and national narratives."

Environment Minister David Parker.

OPINION: Finally the Government has made a sensible move to temporarily pause the implementation of the impractical rules that accompany its proposed regulations on winter grazing.

Appropriate!

A mate of yours truly reckons it was totally appropriate that last week's UN 'International Day of Fruit and Vegetables' held a function at Parliament, marking this momentous event.

Not so sweet

Your canine crusader picked up on a recent statement from Agriculture O'Connor claiming how wonderfully the country's honey sector is doing.

Shameful

A mate of the Hound reckons a certain high-profile director of one of the country's big meat co-ops and recent addition to the board of a NZ wool company is living up the mantra of: "Do as I say, not as I do."

Currently it's the seasonal round of half-yearly financial reporting by NZ companies.

OPINION: FARM (Facts About Ruminant Methane) is a group of farmers and scientists who question the need for drastic cuts in ruminant methane. Owen Jennings prosecutes FARM’s argument in the second of a two part opinion piece…

Former US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has been confirmed to take up to his old role as the head of the US Department of Agriculture. 

OPINION: Towards the end of February, we were hit with media coverage of a new report linking colorectal cancer and high nitrate drinking water in New Zealand.

OPINION: Beef+Lamb NZ and the NZ Meat Board’s annual meeting, to be held in Invercargill on March 17, is likely to be a more fiery affair than the usual.

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons something smells really iffy about the move by Beef+Lamb NZ directors to sack the independent committee set up to decide their remuneration and then award themselves a big pay rise this coming year.

OPINION: This old mutt has always thought the people who inhabit the nation’s parliament are a weird bunch with very little in common with the average New Zealander.

OPINION: The Hound sees that the Australian National University in Canberra has taken ‘going woke’ to the next level.

OPINION: Your old mate notes that MPI was recently sued by WorkSafe in relation to the health and safety of its contractors.

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.

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Blue murder

OPINION: Your old mate recently read an off-the-wall suggestion, by some boffin, that deliberately staining meat blue will lead to…

Foot in mouth - again!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor too often suffers from 'foot in mouth' disease.

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