Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:55

Fonterra to support farmers meet target

Fonterra says the Government's new methane target is very ambitious and will need hefty spending on R&D to give farmers the solutions they need to achieve.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 May 2019 09:42

Changes to NAIT coming

Proposed law changes to further improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme were unveiled last month by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 May 2019 10:21

Illiterate?

Your old mate reckons plenty of the current crop of MPs in Parliament would struggle to read, let alone make laws for this country.

Published in The Hound
Thursday, 09 May 2019 10:30

Embrace change or die

Cheese without the cow, synthetic meat, robotics and gene editing were among the topics discussed at the inaugural Grow 2019 Agri Summit last week in Christchurch. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 April 2019 07:55

Changes to further improve NAIT scheme

Proposed law changes to further improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme were unveiled last week by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:55

No ‘major’ changes to DIRA

There will be no major changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA), says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:55

DIRA changes are coming

The reform of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) need not be radical but there will be some changes, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has indicated.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:02

Farmers warned of climate change risk

Ag Minister Damien O’Connor has warned farmers that if they don’t take account of climate change in their production systems they could be jeopardising access to major markets.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:49

Not happy with Westland

Westland Milk's decision to sell to Chinese company Yili may get the nod of farmer shareholders but politicians aren’t happy.

Published in Milking It
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:29

Westland sale a worry for O’Connor

The Government needs to look at the issue of foreign ownership of businesses, says Ag Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
 

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