BLOG: Like buying back the family farm

Ownership of Farmers Weekly is now with GlobalHQ, in Feilding. We couldn’t let the opportunity pass. It’s like buying back the family farm.

BLOG: Don’t back those who let us down

Mainstream media was filled again last week with images of a farmer mistreating his animals, after footage was shot and released by animal rights group Farmwatch.

BLOG: Farmers won’t be cowed by M bovis

Lost in the Mycoplasma bovis debate over the degree of compliance with animal traceability and what farmers have or have not been told by the Ministry for Primary Industries has been the ability of farmers to adjust to meet the challenges of this game-changing disease.

BLOG: Issues are big but put people first

The theme of National Fieldays this year is the future of farming and no doubt there will be innovations and kit on show that will help a farmer out on the job.

BLOG: Fonterra fails fund investors

The long-suffering Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund unit investors, of which I am one, received another blow from the company last week.

BLOG: Budget is all about people

The Budget day lolly scramble usually leaves out the chewy milk bottles with not a lot for farmers and rural people. This year was a little different.

Review outcome already decided

Yet unnamed Government officials are expected to devise a new regulatory framework for the dairy industry after a wide-ranging review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001.