So, you don't want a wool levy? I'd be interested to know why.
OPINION: The urbanisation of agricultural land is essentially an irreversible process.
OPINION: Giant new cowsheds create two clear schools of thought which can loosely be bracketed as farmers versus townies.
OPINION: Of course, dairy farms need to make a profit, but looking after workers should be paramount.
OPINION: Lately, I've been getting my fun from stirring up the anti-farming knockers that comment on stories.
OPINION: Suicide is only the visible tip of a great iceberg of depression casting a chill over the New Zealand's mental and economic wellbeing.
OPINION: A large drop in Fonterra's milk price forecast is not the only big issue facing New Zealand's dairy industry.
OPINION: It seems the message has finally got through – farmers are working hard to clean up rivers, keep their stock out of streams, and to plant more trees.
OPINION: What's in your house water? A recent experience was a little too close to home for Louise Giltrap.
OPINION: It seems to be a case of one rule for the council and another for farmers when it comes to environmental compliance.
The commercialisation of agricultural science is leading to a Mother Hubbard moment.
OPINION: NZ can play a key role in feeding the world, but it won't be through growing and exporting more.
Rediscovering a memento of her childhood takes Louise Giltrap back to the calf that sparked a dream.
OPINION: NZ leads the world in developing new technologies for improved production but they're poorly taken up on our farms.
OPINION: It is not OK that rural folk are paying for the same services as townies but are not getting the same results.
OPINION: Putting it quite simply, a water tax is inflationary and just the wrong thing to be considering, writes Andrew Curtis.
OPINION: New Zealand exports its on-farm technology and there is huge potential for growth.
OPINION: Rustling is a serious problem and there appears to be no easy answer to stopping it.
OPINION: Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.
OPINION: Louise Giltrap takes a look at a couple of pieces of legislation governing employees' housing and suggests an improvement.
OPINION: Restructuring has destroyed the team of AgResearch scientists that made a big discovery for NZ agriculture.
OPINION: Massey University professor, Peter Kemp, is concerned NZ will not fully capitalise on the genetic revolution in the primary industries.
OPINION: Louise Giltrap is concerned to find clean drinking water is not always available for some farm workers.
Worksafe NZ's guidelines for the safe use of quad bikes is more than just wearing helmets.
OPINION: Farmers have been too slow to recognise it was time to change their systems but they are changing.
OPINION: Louise Giltrap works on the "prepare for the worst, hope for the best" theory when it comes to planning for the weather.
OPINION: It is super trim season yes, but milk and disaster, no.
OPINION: It doesn't matter what your opinion is on climate change, it is happening.
OPINION: Only a brave or foolish person would try to put numbers down for dairying's next two years.
OPINION: The election has suddenly sparked into life. It was not a policy, a pratfall or a stunt, but Shanghai Pengxin's OIO bid to buy Lochinver Station.
OPINION: The issue of overseas ownership of farmland has divided the country.
OPINION: Two of our basic rights are heat and water. So why shirk on supplying these to your workers?
OPINION: Law change means fertiliser industry has to put up their scientific data or shut up and not make claims that cannot be substantiated.
OPINION: Too many urban people are looking in the wrong place for a career with a good salary and the opportunity for wealth creation.
OPINION: As foreigners create more vertically integrated businesses, we need to rethink our foreign investment process.
OPINION: Massive changes in agriculture learning needed if we are to double exports by 2025 and find 50,000 new recruits.
OPINION: US farm study tour reveals good and bad implications for Kiwi farmers.
There are good reasons why paddocks may be looking a little short of grass during dairy calving season.
OPINION: Greens promise tough rules on farmers to make rivers safe for swimming, but at what cost, asks Federated Farmers?
OPINION: The wool levy vote in September is the opportunity for a fresh start for the industry.
OPINION: Dairy company and govt should pay heed to the question now that a pseudo milk developed in a lab could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy industry.
OPINION: AgriBusiness professor claims vital science that will help farming in the future is being pushed aside by AgResearch's restructuring.
OPINION: The public view farmers favourably despite what the media shows.
OPINION: A small minority of dairy farmers who did not take a responsible view on caring for the environment are holding the rest of the industry back.
OPINION: The state of rural roads is in dire need of attention and could well be a political football leading into the elections.
OPINION: Nothing is more guaranteed to provoke an outpouring of opinions than an election. Here's mine.
OPINION: The world will be worse off if New Zealand farmers cut dairy production because of a carbon tax.
OPINION: Fieldays is a showcase for New Zealand agriculture.
OPINION: When it comes to dependency and business in NZ, just who is milking who?
OPINION: Our children are our future and this applies equally to the homes of rural communities as our cities.