Thursday, 29 August 2019 08:23

Out of touch

Written by 

OPINION: This old mutt reckons many of the highly paid executives in farm industry-good organisations are so removed from the day-to-day reality of farming we need not be surprised at the disconnect between them and their levy paying employers (the farmers).

These executives seem obsessed with lecturing farmers, via Twitter, about how easily they can reduce their on farm carbon footprint – all from the comfort of their Remuera mansions. It’s different down on the farm trying to put this city-bound theory into profitable practice.

Meanwhile, the Hound suspects that all these high paid executives will eventually move on to roles elsewhere. And the farmers these executives are supposed to be representing will be left with the decisions and policies they are foolishly advocating.

Featured

Longest running ag field days all go

The South Island Agricultural Field Days, held in Kirwee on the outskirts of Christchurch, will celebrate its 70th year in March 2021 with a bigger demonstration area.

 

New Feds man keen to build

New Feds board member, William Beetham wants the organisation recognised for its significant contributions to NZ farming and society as a whole.

National

Machinery & Products

New tractor fills the gap

Deutz Fahr has introduced the new 8280 TTV, which is aimed at filling the gap between its current 7 and…

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Burn!

OPINION: This old mutt had to have a giggle at the dig Feds recently made at the Green Party in the…

Why?

OPINION: Your canine crusader was aghast to read that the prices of zucchini and cucumbers rose more than 30% in…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter