UK activists have resumed their attack on the dairy industry.
The farming sector has engaged in the national effort to draft a credible response to climate change so New Zealand is seen internationally to be doing its bit.
Only by culling cows would New Zealand achieve the methane emission targets set by the Government unless there was a major breakthrough in science, says Federated Farmers national vice-president Andrew Hoggard.
Federated Farmers is calling on the Government to reject most of the raft of new taxes proposed by the Tax Working Group (TWG).
Fonterra's milk price review last week was a mixed bag, says Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard.
Six commercial farms have been destroyed by the huge fire in the hills southwest of Nelson, according to Federated Farmers.
State farmer Landcorp has raised the ire of opposition politicians and Federated Farmers over its increasingly overt political behaviour.
Farmers’ bank satisfaction is at its lowest and their financial pressure at its highest since 2015, reveals the Federated Farmers November Banking Survey.
Farming has been under the microscope this month with three heavyweight Government reports — on water quality, climate change and Mycoplasma bovis — all appearing in just three days.