Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

OPINION: I'm extremely proud of the ongoing high performance of our primary sector, and to be part of a Government that is backing farming for the long term.

John Jackson.

OPINION: By 2050 China will own New Zealand agriculture and with it our country’s future.

 
 
Others doing fine

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

Capital cock-up

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

 
The patch of grass in a stream in the village of Pettigo defines the border between south and north of Ireland.

Peter Burke has spent the last three weeks observing Brexit first-hand in England and Ireland. 

John Jackson.

OPINION: ‘Policy on the fly’ has never been a good option and our Government appears to be combining this with ideology at the forefront and common sense trailing behind.

Andrew Morrison, chair of Beef + Lamb NZ (left) and Jim van der Poel, chair of DairyNZ.

OPINION: The suggestion that groups such as DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ are selling the sector out over agricultural emissions is way off the mark and fails to grasp the complexity of the issue.

Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

This old mutt is unsurprised that the highly paid mouthpieces at the multinational, tax-dodging eco-terrorism group Greenpeace continue making stuff up to fit its anti-farming narrative. 

Politician Shane Jones says his position as Associate Minister of SOEs, including Landcorp (Pāmu), gives him the right to have a crack at the quality of Fonterra’s farmer governance.

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?

 

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Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

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