PULPIT: Kiwis still at the leading edge

It's not every day you walk into a room of 80-odd people and the entire room is abuzz with chatter, where people come together with a common and passionate link – agriculture and food.

PULPIT: Kiwis, Irish take wrong approach

Despite its battle-scarred history the Republic of Ireland seems to be getting its stuff together these days, at least on the farming and food front.

PULPIT: Trade stance a worry for farmers

While New Zealand farmers should be pleased the Government has finally achieved lift off for a free-trade negotiation with the European Union they should be worried by some of the comments by Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom about the existing quota commitments by the EU for some NZ meat and dairy exports to the EU.

PULPIT: Marketing process not agreed yet

The Farmers Weekly editorial, When industry good goes bad, made some interesting observations about the Red Meat Story and Taste Pure Nature, however, it also demonstrated a misunderstanding of the process.

PULPIT: We told you what would happen

The recent Nait review could have cut to the chase by speaking to farmers on living with Nait and meat industry commentator Allan Barber who publicly raised concerns over two years ago about Nait’s apparent lack of urgency in fixing issues.