Why the stripes?

An experiment on a herd of cows in central Japan appears to have proven a radical, nature-inspired solution to a pest problem plaguing farmers.

Nats cop it too

Interestingly, none of the politicians managed to escape the wrath of farmers at the protest march organised by the lobby 50 Shades of Green.

More carrot, less stick

Rural News last week summed up the disconnect going on in rural communities: “It seems incredible that in times when commodity prices are strong, interest rates low and climate favourable there should be so much angst and concern in rural NZ”

 
 
Angry as usual

The usual culprits are angry at hearing last week that the Government and the agri sector will work together to deal with greenhouse gas emissions.

DairyNZ poll

Talking about elections, the DairyNZ board election is shaping up to be a much more exciting affair.

Lack of interest

The final list of candidates for Fonterra’s board election is out. Surprisingly only one candidate came through the farmer nominated process.

Let off the hook, again

Regional Economic Minister Shane Jones gets away with saying a lot of things many other Cabinet ministers won’t even dream of uttering.

Watchdog or lapdog?

At last we see Fonterra shareholders asking questions about its supposed watchdog, the shareholders council.

It seems other dairy processors in New Zealand and elsewhere are doing fine while Fonterra struggles to keep its head above water.

The effects of Labour’s spectacular own-goal in its second major sex scandal are set to drag on.

Kiwi farmers are not the only ones nervous about their future as a result of politicians throwing them under the harvester.

Could a pink seaweed hold the solution to our methane emissions problem? Australian scientists think so.

With the Government intent on strangling farmers with unachievable emissions targets, abetted by the ‘suits’ at industry-good bodies, we hear a timely reminder from a scientist.

How can the state-owned Pamu Farms (formerly Landcorp) justify keeping the loudmouth freshwater ecologist Dr Mike Joy, of Victoria University, on its environment reference group?

The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.

Global animal health company DSM says it has a product that can help reduce emissions from cows by up to 30% but surprisingly the Government is not keen.

Two weeks after receiving their handsome payout from Chinese company Yili, it seems not all ex-Westland shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank.

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Nats cop it too

Interestingly, none of the politicians managed to escape the wrath of farmers at the protest march organised by the lobby…

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An experiment on a herd of cows in central Japan appears to have proven a radical, nature-inspired solution to a…

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