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My Daily Digest: February 25, 2021

Incentive to improve farming systems Fonterra farmers will now be judged on their environmental performance and be paid accordingly.

The last 10 cents of the milk price will only be paid if the farmer meets certain sustainability and milk quality standards.

It’s a good move.

Some will say that all co-operative members, as owners of the business, should be paid the same amount.

But where’s the incentive to improve farming systems when a poor farmer makes the same amount as one making real, measurable changes?

They say money talks and Fonterra’s dairy farmers, who’ve long talked about the environmental strides they’ve been making, now have the chance to put their money where their mouths are.


Bryan Gibson


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