The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Dairy Women's Network trustee and Waikato dairy farmer Pamela Storey is standing for the Waikato Regional Council.
Applying the right amount of effluent can save farmers money — but applying too much can damage pasture.
Farmers are being urged to help protect farms from pest plants by cleaning machinery, vehicles and equipment before they move on Moving Day.
Soil damage during winter is a big issue for farmers. It coincides with high stock densities and high soil moisture conditions.
The dairy industry is supporting councils in their efforts to get all farmers to meet their effluent obligations.
DairyNZ says it supports the Waikato Regional Council monitoring and increasing their focus on high-risk farms.
Waikato Regional Council has resumed aerial monitoring of ‘at risk’ farms by satellite imagery, drones, fixed wing aircraft or helicopters.