OPINION: Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.
OPINION: A "cock up" in the prosecution of South Waikato farmer Bas Nelis paints the Waikato Regional Council in a terrible light.
OPINION: Silver Fern Farms' deal with Goldman Sachs is marred by its weak position, but the co-op has got to do something.
Those of us working with farmers know that small farms can indeed be profitable.
OPINION: The conversation around agri-education has stepped up a gear.
There are few absolutes in modern marketing, but when you hear anyone starting to simplistically talk about above and below the line, It's time to walk away.
OPINION: As sheep, beef and dairy farmers, what we do matters.
A Federated Farmers leader takes aim at the Green Party and drongos.
OPINION: A big shortage of suitably qualified professionals threatens the growth of NZ's horticulture industry.
It's a shame but no surprise that mainstream media delights in highlighting the bad news about anything to do with dairying.
So, you don't want a wool levy? I'd be interested to know why.
The urbanisation of agricultural land is essentially an irreversible process.
Giant new cowsheds create two clear schools of thought which can loosely be bracketed as farmers versus townies.
Of course, dairy farms need to make a profit, but looking after workers should be paramount.
Lately, I've been getting my fun from stirring up the anti-farming knockers that comment on stories.