My first boss was my mother and she was a quiet achiever who pulled me into getting things done rather than pushing me.
OPINION: Just comparing New Zealand's broadband prices with those overseas is simplistic because costs are higher here.
The CRI Act has trapped science in an inappropriate framework, writes Doug Edmeades.
OPINION: Keith Woodford sees a tortured path ahead to new dairy systems that meet environmental, animal welfare and economic criteria.
OPINION: No-one likes to see an animal suffer and it appears we're more vigilant about this than we are about anything else, including child cruelty.
Come clean on live animal shipments
OPINION: Animal welfare matters to New Zealanders and to the Primary Industries Ministry, writes Scott Gallacher
OPINION: New Zealand has a shameful work safety record, one of the worst in the West.
OPINION: What is the point of animal protection laws when they are so ineffective at ensuring animal welfare?
Agricultural research is a shambles.
Keith Woodford ponders the influences on grain and dairy prices swirling around the American Midwest states.
OPINION: IRD clarifies the method dairy farmers should use to claim tax deductions on loans from New Zealand Dairy Farming Trusts.
It’s a time for dairy farmers to hunker down, but not lie doggo, says Keith Woodford.
Doug Edmeades breaks his rule and responds to a letter to the editor questioning his intellectual honesty.
OPINION: A punitive approach to farm safety will not work, writes Federated Farmers' Katie Milne.
OPINION: A positive attitude is all very well and good but if the money ain't there, you can't last very long.
Our rural communities are well aware now of what the challenges the substantial reduction of income forecast for our dairy industry participants will actually mean.
OPINION: Recent report on the cost of NZ's dairy industry needs to look further than evidence that suits its needs.
OPINION: It’s more than the dirt you find under your fingernails. Soil is a living breathing thing of noble beauty.
OPINION: Farmers risked eroding Fonterra's collective strength if they leave the co-operative to chase a perceived short term advantage.
Doug Edmeades says the old saw is correct: It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.
OPINION: It seems to me that Fonterra cannot pay its suppliers a decent milk price two seasons in a row.
OPINION: We don't need to love - or even like our neighbour, but if we are going to borrow or do business with them then you must do your homework.
Clive Dalton offers 11 pointers on how to arrest the decline of the sheep industry.
OPINION: Council's 180 degree turn on rating mix that increases rates disproportionately causing angst in a rural community.
Science is open and self-correcting, unlike the 'isms' based on faith or dogma.
OPINION: Federated Farmers' flourishes when members have shown passion for a topic and offered to roll up their sleeves.
OPINION: Oh bugger – I seem to have lost my crystal ball.
OPINION: Country Calendar is a television mystery. Why has a TV programme about farming not just survived, but flourished, over two generations?
OPINION: OSPRI’s Peter Alsop is adamant the Waikato Regional Council needs to rethink its position on tuberculosis funding.