Monday, 28 September 2020 09:02

Be afraid!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: The Hound – like most in the rural sector would have – shuddered when the Green Party revealed it would like to hold the agriculture portfolio if it gets into government after the election.

The idea of a Green MP as agriculture minister got even scarier when the party unveiled its ‘agriculture policies’ earlier this month.

On top of the usual Green airy-fairy ideas such as NZ farmers being totally organic or regenerative, it also wants levies on N and S fertiliser, higher DIN levels, a ban on PKE imports, and promotion of ‘urban gardens’ and ‘community farms’!

It was no surprise to see well known farming advocates (not!) such as Greenpeace and Forest & Bird back the Green’s policies.

It reminds your old mate of that well-worn saying about politicians and elections: “Don’t vote for them as it only encourages them!”

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