This old mutt notes that millionaire Hollywood producer and advocate for mung bean farming James Cameron is happy to fly…
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will begin a cull of 22,332 cattle on all properties infected with Mycoplasma bovis after scientific testing and tracing confirmed the disease was not endemic.
Despite all the damage inflicted on the dairy sector by ex-cyclone Gita, the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor thinks farmers got off lightly.
A new survey shows many Kiwis – both urban and rural – hold a similar and positive view of the primary sector.
The government is being accused of going cap-in-hand to the primary sector seeking cash to help eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) clearly hasn’t worked as it should have.
Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will not expire at the end of May.
All Southland plus Otago’s Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago and Clutha districts are now declared officially in drought.
Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says farmers have spoken up about the slowness of the response to the disease Mycoplasma bovis.