Thursday, May 19, 2022

Policy


Pro-farming Emission Reduction Plan pleases

Pro-farming Emission Reduction Plan pleases

ByAlan EmersonMay 19, 2022
I listened to the announcement of the Government’s Emission Reduction Plan (ERP), fully expecting it to be excessively prescriptive and anti-farming.  I was wrong on both counts. I was also expecting a major thrust about biking, walking and using public…

Welfare code changes impractical, Feds say

ByGerald PiddockMay 19, 2022
Federated Farmers is questioning the on-farm practicalities behind some of the proposals in the new draft code of welfare for dairy cattle. While well intentioned, some of the changes it…

We must get the regulations right

ByJohn RocheMay 18, 2022
A recent Farmers Weekly article raised issues about the complexity of the regulatory process for approving methane inhibitors, delays and a suggestion that the process appears “to have grown more…

Sector pumped by gas funds

ByRichard RennieMay 17, 2022
Farming leaders have greeted the Government’s allocation of almost three quarters of a billion dollars to the primary sector in its emissions reduction plan with surprise and relief. Of the…


Call centre gearing up for Moving Day

Call centre gearing up for Moving Day

ByColin WilliscroftMay 17, 2022
Moving Day is approaching fast and Ospri’s recently-appointed support and customer service manager Adam Wright hopes a support centre restructure…
Filling vacancies still a challenge

Filling vacancies still a challenge

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
Gore has 90 job vacancies, a problem that is becoming more pronounced and shows no sign of going away. The…
Sector forced to get by with fewer workers

Sector forced to get by with fewer workers

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
Dairy farmers are giving up trying to recruit new workers, says a Southland farmer. Jason Herrick, who farms near Mossburn,…
Real action starts after 2025 for agriculture

Real action starts after 2025 for agriculture

ByBusinessDeskMay 16, 2022
The Government will pour a further $338.8 million over the next four years into new science and commercialisation of new…
Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill passes

Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill passes

ByNeal WallaceMay 13, 2022
A Government led by the National Party will repeal the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, which was passed by Parliament…
New regulations compel consents for 2023 crops

New regulations compel consents for 2023 crops

ByRichard RennieMay 13, 2022
As many farmers grapple with a looming feed crisis this winter, planning for next winter may also demand attention sooner…
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