The biggest New Zealand Winegrower event of the year has wrapped up.
A Mackenzie Country farming couple were the big winners at last week’s 2015 Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA), taking home the supreme winner and four other awards.
Farmers don't want weaker environmental policies. Ten years ago we were fair game for the ‘dirty dairying’ remarks by Fish & Game, today not so much.
Farmers in New Zealand are starting to ‘cotton on’ to the concept of farming within environmental limits.
In a controversial Waikato case, a judge has told the dairy industry to step up in on educating farmers about environmental responsibilities including disturbing stream beds.
A Northland businessman is developing an environmentally friendly system of cleaning and reusing dairy shed washdown water; he says it will reduce costs and control nitrogen runoff.
THERE MUST be realistic expectations about what can be done to improve the environment, warns a local government leader.
NEW ZEALAND farmers face constant pressure to minimise their impact on the environment and to reuse, recycle and take responsibility for their farming ‘footprint’. This is an area of farm management increasingly in the compliance spotlight.
STAFFING AND environment issues dominated the discussion at DairyNZ’s annual meeting earlier this month.
Are you keen to know whether our farming practices are sustainable and environmentally friendly? Just ask LUCI.
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