National’s agriculture spokesman, Todd Muller on the role the Government needs to play for agriculture businesses.
OPINION: There is another pandemic sweeping the nation.
Speaking of anti-farming types, this old mutt hears that serial farming bashers Fish and Game – or Bitch and Complain as many know them – may be undergoing a change of attitude.
Your canine crusader noticed a full-page ad recently run in a farming paper calling on meat companies SFF and Alliance Group to pay back the $70m-plus they claimed in wage subsidy.
The Hound understands that Federated Farmers has been cut out of the information loop, for the past year, on the proposed freshwater reforms – driven by well-known farmer hater Environment Minister David Parker.
Your old mate sees that Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell has criticised small Southland dairy company Mataura Valley Milk for taking the Covid-19 wage subsidy, which the company claimed after choosing not to process Fonterra milk.
OPINION: If any good can come out of the current COVID-19 crisis it will be greater acknowledgement of the importance of New Zealand’s agriculture sector to the economy.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth on how the agriculture and horticulture sectors are supporting New Zealand through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Prime Minister John Key said, at the start of the Level 4 Lockdown, that businesses should be concerned about their reputations.
Farmer's Chaplain columnist, Colin Miller on why we should forgive and move on.
OPINION: Like her or not, Ardern has gained much reputational capital for NZ and she is now regarded as one of the most highly respected leaders in world politics.
National’s agriculture spokesman, Todd Muller on why the recovery from COVID-19 needs to include strategic water storage infrastructure.
Your old mate is informed that a well-known machinery editor rather enjoys going to general auctions on a Saturday morning, while his better half does the weekly grocery shopping.
Your canine crusader understands that the Government’s decision to not allow butchers to operate during the lockdown period is going to cause some major animal welfare issues on many pig farms around the country.
The Hound is picking up a lot of negative feedback around the traps about the arrogant stance of National Fieldays organisers.
OPINION: Reports that the Alliance Group – the country’s biggest meat processing company – did not operate during the Easter holiday period defies belief.
Your old mate reckons it’s incredible how people’s attitudes have changed since the COVID-19 crisis hit us.
A mate of the Hound’s reckons the COVID lockdown must be getting serious when we are being told not to have casual sex during this time.
Your old mate reckons one good thing about the current COVID-19 situation is that most of the anti-farming whining and moaning from the usual suspects has shut down – as the country focuses fighting the coronavirus.
While the entire country unites to fight the spread of COVID-19, your old mate reckons some companies are not playing the game.
Farmer's Chaplain, Colin Miller on overcoming fear during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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?