Your canine crusader hears that Fonterra’s current financial woes could see the dairy co-op dumping many of its key assets.
National says the government has turned its back on the major agricultural training provider Taratahi.
Farmers are supporting a bill from National’s Nathan Guy to introduce harsher penalties and offences for those who deliberately contaminate food.
State farmer Pāmu Farms (formerly Landcorp) is defending its submission to the Government’s Tax Working Group (TWG).
State farmer Landcorp has raised the ire of opposition politicians and Federated Farmers over its increasingly overt political behaviour.
National's agriculture spokesman, Nathan Guy, says while some of the NAIT changes were needed, their passing under urgency has prevented proper scrutiny of them.
Most farmers are now flat-out calving and lambing and are looking forward to another season of forecast good returns.
The Government has allocated “an extraordinarily small sum” to strengthen Biosecurity, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is defending the nature and makeup of the new Primary Sector Council.
Opposition agriculture spokesman Nathan Guy says it is chilling that the Government will force the cattle industry outside of an agreed mandate to pay to eradicate M. bovis.