Farmer's Chaplain, Colin Miller on the importance of friends in difficult times.
National’s agriculture spokesman, David Bennett on how the sector is key to New Zealand’s economic rebuild.
OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s reckons the self-proclaimed champion of the provinces, and mouth of the North, Shane Jones, needs to be little more careful about how he publicises the way he spends taxpayer money.
OPINION: This old mutt has always believed that any hopes of a possible free trade deal – that is any good – between NZ and the EU were about as elusive as an honest politician.
OPINION: WorkSafe and workplace safety legislation dominate the daily operations of the private sector, including farms.
OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that media outfit Stuff, which was bought for the princely sum of $1 (with many believing it overpriced at that), recently carried an expose about companies in the kiwifruit sector claiming the wage subsidy.
OPINION: Greenpeace is again on the attack, targeting its favourite enemy – Fonterra.
OPINION: Milk bottles in Australia’s smallest state – ACT – are carrying the faces of missing people.
OPINION: So this Government spends $572,000 on a kids’ playground at Parliament grounds but when it comes to helping drought-stricken farmers in Hawke’s Bay, it can fork out only $500,000.
OPINION: The National Business Review has highlighted a major issue with the possible move to online annual general meetings.
OPINION: The Hound understands that National’s newly minted agriculture spokesman David Bennett is in a long-distance relationship with Bridget McKenzie, a senator from Victoria in the Australian Federal Parliament.
OPINION: A mate of yours truly reckons these days it appears you have to be a boring, bald bloke to get a run at the Nat’s ag portfolio.
OPINION: Your canine crusader has always been suspicious about the mental capacity of all those anaemic, sickly, unhealthy looking vegans who preach about the benefits of a strictly plant-based diet.
Fieldays is going virtual this year — will it be a flop? Mark Daniel looks into the controversial event.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth on our misunderstandings about the role of nitrogen.
OPINION: Hopes for any quick outcome of free trade talks with the European Union have hit the wall following a “paltry” market access offer for our agriculture sector.
Is red algae the silver bullet for climate change?
This old mutt mentioned a couple of issues back about the appointment of a new head of the M. bovis programme – former ex-fisheries manager Stuart Anderson.
This old mutt wonders why regenerative agriculture advocates seem to be good at promotion and hype, but not so good at providing good, scientific research to back their claims.
Your old mate notes that the failing NZ Herald (owned by dying media company NZME) was quick to put the boot into various meat companies for claiming the wage subsidy in a recent article.
OPINION: Petty and small-minded is the only way to describe the continued snubbing of Federated Farmers in regard to the Government’s freshwater reforms.
National’s agriculture spokesman, Todd Muller on the role the Government needs to play for agriculture businesses.
OPINION: There is another pandemic sweeping the nation.
Speaking of anti-farming types, this old mutt hears that serial farming bashers Fish and Game – or Bitch and Complain as many know them – may be undergoing a change of attitude.
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