The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Since being awarded the Case IH franchise in 2009, Giltrap Agri-Zone has won an increasing share of the tractor market in the Waikato region.
With the Waikato and Waipa rivers catchments due to face new targets and limits for water quality, farmers are being encouraged to be proactive over environment-related changes to their operations.
The drought has gradually broken across most parts of Waikato but many farmers are still in the grips of a ‘green’ drought, with large differences in rainfall and average pasture covers.
An event aimed at advising famers and landowners on how best to manage their property in an environmentally sustainable way, starts this month.
Waikato police are hoping the sight of a ‘POLICE’ branded tractor at regional field days will encourage farmers to get involved in rural crime prevention.
A company, which owns a Cambridge dairy farm, has received a fine totalling $26,000 for a range of offences relating to the property.
Getting effluent issues under control before the council pays you a visit was the big point of interest at the recent Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek.
I never thought when I entered farming politics that there would be so much talk about the stuff that comes out of the back end of a cow. The polite term is ‘effluent’ of course; not polite are its effects and the costs of managing it.