Is food vegan simply because it doesn’t come from a cow? This question has puzzled one in five Britons.
Farmers must stay active and engaged with the submission process, says Federated Farmers environment and water spokesman Chris Allen.
Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says the two-week extension for submitting on the freshwater discussion document is a start.
Farmers say they recognise they have ultimate responsibility of stock traceability, and want the National Animal Identification and Traceability system (NAIT) to work.
The days are gone when you may wear on a farm the shoes you have worn on overseas trips, says Feds biosecurity spokeswoman Karen Williams.
The latest survey of farmer confidence from Federated Farmers does not make pretty reading, says BNZ senior economic Doug Steel.
But it's not all doom and gloom.
Federated Farmers says it didn’t have a say in a new plan on water quality, even though farmers are expected to bear the brunt of the proposal.
Fish & Game New Zealand should recognise farmers’ good work in cleaning up the environment rather than constantly criticising them, says Federated Farmers environment spokesman Chris Allen.
A cost of $6000 for mediation between an indebted farmer and a bank would be at the lower end of the cost spectrum, says Federated Farmers sharemilkers chairman Richard McIntyre.
Farmers need access to centrefire, semi automatic rifles for killing pests, claims hunter Stewart Hydes.