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When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.
Fonterra's director of sustainability Carolyn Mortland says she is very heartened by the work farmers are putting into the environment.
Local councils may soon be required to map significant natural areas in their plans, likely impacting farmers.
A Northland farmer-led extension programme which will eventually involve 245 dairy farmers across Northland has won a national award for economic development.
No ‘magic bullet’ exists for managing a farm environmental footprint, says Ngai Tahu Farming’s general manager of dairy, Shane Kelly.
It's an early winter morning, dark and chilly, but Northland dairy farmer Jane Hutchings couldn’t be happier.
Environmental compliance is already a common business practice in dairying and horticulture, and now sheep and beef farmers must devise farm environmental plans (FEP) — a daunting prospect for some.
It was “incredibly confronting” for Taupo farmers to be told in about 2000 that their farms were polluting the lake and they would probably have to go, says Mike Barton, of Glen Emmreth Farm at Lake Taupo.
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