OPINION: Australia's richest man Andrew Forrest has quietly bought a 6.6% stake in one of the country's biggest milk processors, Bega Cheese.
The revolving door of opposition ag spokespeople at National, and Labour's continuous barrage of anti-farming legislation leaves Milking It convinced that the ag sector is being given second-class treatment in Wellington.
It was refreshing then to see ACT's sole rural MP, Ruawai dairy farmer Mark Cameron, putting the boot into the Government last week.
He is upset with the Government's moves to block his proposal to take management of environmental regulations out of Wellington and given to regional councils.
"As the only person in Parliament who is still actively farming, I understand more than anyone the pressure that is being put on rural New Zealand by this Government."
A lonely voice, but at least there's still one!