Jim Mulhern, chief executive of National Milk Producers Federation in the US, on the crucial trade agreements shaping the future of dairy.
More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.
Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.
Green Party MP Golriz Gharaman is pushing a Members Bill that would give prisoners the right to vote and ban overseas donations to political parties.
National's constant prodding in Parliament recently about capital gains tax (CGT) has caused the Prime Minister to drop her veil of kindness and reveal anger and petulance instead.
OPINION: Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell’s open and accessible approach has brought a refreshing change at the co-op.
Westland Milk Products says the DIRA is still needed, but with some changes.
Federated Farmers' meat and wool council is calling for compulsory regulation of stock agents.
OPINION: The PM's unrealistic claim of a free trade agreement with the EU before the end of the year is proving to be a hollow promise.
Here are excerpts from Fonterra’s submission to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) review, signed by chief executive Miles Hurrell.
Farmers are expected to finalise a Biosecurity Levy of 3.9c/kgMS this week.
Did minister David Parker say it? Opposition’s Nathan Guy thinks so.
Fonterra finds itself at the centre of a row between two Sri Lankan cabinet ministers.
While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.
Beekeeper board members of ApiNZ outline why a commodity levy on honey is needed.
Many people know overuse of fertiliser harms the environment, but that shouldn’t make ‘fertiliser’ a dirty word.
Jane Lorimer, president of NZ Beekeeping explains why she opposes the proposed commodity levy on honey.
Farmers are out of patience with local and regional councils treating them as cash cows.
A survey of ExportNZ members shows exporters are feeling anything but well about what the Government intends to deliver in 2019.
The Hound was disappointed but not surprised to see the multi-national, tax-dodging environmental group Greenpeace have another crack at NZers this month.
Your old mate reckons Fonterra is not the only dairy company in NZ now under pressure.
Meanwhile, this old mutt’s source also says the Fonterra directors’ meeting agenda had ‘Confidential’, plus each director’s name, emblazoned on every page.
A mate of the Hound reckons that Fonterra’ directors may finally be coming to grips with just how bad its Chinese investments have been for its farmer shareholders.
Another New Year has begun and at least on the weather front appears to have started well with lots of warm, dry weather. Long may that continue!
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