Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Adjunct Professor Lincoln University, is a farmerelected director of DairyNZ and Ravensdown.

OPINION: Confusion abounds in the discussion about agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) and misinformation is rife.

OPINION: This old mutt has been pointing out forever just what a dog with fleas - as both a business model and a return on capital investment - state farmer Landcorp is.

Over the next couple of months, farmers will be invited to have their say on He Waka Eke Noa.

OPINION: Over the next couple of months, farmers will be invited to have their say on He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) - the agreemnet between the Government and primary sector to tackle farm emissions - which could well be the most imporant thing they do in 2022.

DJ friends?

OPINION: Your canine crusader wants to know just what drugs the politicians and bureaucrats are on in Wellington.

Do the maths!

OPINION: The Hound sees Greenpeace is still demanding the demise of farming in this country.

That Guy!

OPINION: Your old mate had a bit of a giggle at current Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor's effusive praise of the primary sector, when releasing the latest MPI SOPI report late last year.

He Waka Eke Noa has proposed two alternative options to the ETS.

OPINION: The He Waka Eka Noa partners - including Beef + Lamb NZ - have developed two emissions pricing options as alternatives to bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Staying put

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands calls by the Waikato Chamber of Commerce for Fonterra HQ to quit its Auckland office for the dairying heartland has been rebuffed.

What's she hiding?

OPINION: This old mutt wonders what information Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office apparently "overlooked" in briefing notes relating to Groundswell NZ.

Nice lift!

OPINION: The Hound reckons the country's hard-pressed wool growers will be pleased to know that rural banking specialist Rabobank has laid woollen carpets in its new Hamilton-based HQ.

Sour taste!

OPINION: Your old mate is astounded, but not surprised, to learn that the New Zealand Film Commission gave anti-dairy documentary Milked a $48,550 "finishing grant".

OPINION: A debate has emerged in nutrient management and fertiliser advice, brought to a head by the hype about regenerative agriculture.

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge and pay tribute to our dear friend and colleague John Luxton upon his passing on 16 November 2021.

OPINION: Farmers will spend their summer deciding what agricultural emissions pricing framework their sector 'leaders' will take to government early next year.

OPINION: Your canine crusader would like to pay tribute and a fond farewell to former Agriculture Minister and Dairy NZ chair (to name just a couple of his huge contributions to the ag sector John Luxton, who died recently.

OPINION: This old mutt reckons (un) social media is just an echo chamber of self-important, self-professed experts who lecture and pontificate to all and sundry about their self-important views.

OPINION: Your old mate is cynical about the real motives of many who push the latest fad in farming, regenerative agriculture.

OPINION: The Hound suggests all the hype around the potential commercial success of plant-based meat alternatives is starting to hit the wall of reality.

OPINION: When Les Hailes was named third form dux at St Kevin's College in Oamaru in 1944 his parents were aghast.

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OPINION: This old mutt has been pointing out forever just what a dog with fleas - as both a business…

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OPINION: Your canine crusader wants to know just what drugs the politicians and bureaucrats are on in Wellington.

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