OPINION: Being a non-shareholding supplier, my only vested interest in Fonterra is my cows and machinery.
OPINION: Teaching young farm workers how to cook quick and easy meals, but she could do with some help.
OPINION: Spinning a fairy tale: Once upon a time there was a magic crystal . . .
OPINION: A move to partly dairy farming indoors seen as a way towards doubling exports by 2025 and maintaining or improving our water quality.
OPINION: Let's try and look at a few issues around climate change. When you really get down to it, it's about population.
OPINION: Meat Industry Excellence has been criticised for being too dairy-focused and needs to change.
OPINION: Water quality concerns are not going away, despite what farmers may hope.
OPINION: It's clear our economic future will have a strong dairy component and the tricky part for Fonterra is to keep the bad news to a minimum.
OPINION: It's hard to escape the suspicion that the farm gate milk price formula is out of whack.
OPINION: Milk could be spilt if Fonterra doesn't stop relying on a single market and a single product.
OPINION: Doug Edmeades has a cunning plan to strip the nutrients from drainage water before they pollute our streams.
Given that I have been drinking raw milk for years, I'm a convert to its natural, healthy and nutritious benefits.
OPINION: Fish and Game wants dairy companies prosecuted if their poor performing farmers fail to step up environmentally.
OPINION: Is dairy farming being made the scapegoat for the quality of New Zealand's waterways?
OPINION: The lifestyle I desired from milking a small herd of cows suddenly seems to be quaint and old fashioned.
OPINION: If Fonterra is going to grow with any rapidity, it is going to need more shareholder funds.
OPINION: As farmers change, their environmental critics need to lift the conversation.
OPINION: If Fonterra were this year to pay its farmers the price which Fonterra's Milk Price Manual calculations say it should, it would make a big loss.
OPINION: New Zealand's Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills claims dairy farmers across the Tasman have been ruined.
OPINION: Sharemilking is a hybrid between self-employment and employment but that hasn't stopped some harsh treatments of sharemilkers.
OPINION: You know something? The world is a horrible place. We're sheltered from the worst of it here, but we need to face up to some hard truths.
OPINION: New Zealand has strict codes of practice relating to how calves are treated.
The global beef industry is on the cusp of substantial change.
OPINION: Auckland's bid for more water from the Waikato River risks depleting the region's resources as well as the quality of it.
OPINION: While the idea of an internet party may have merit its early rhetoric towards rural New Zealand needs reworking.
OPINION: Let's give the crystal ball another dusting and see what might lie ahead for farmers in the next seven years.
OPINION: Farming's bottom dwellers are letting the industry down, and it is time for them to shape up or get out.
OPINION: This year New Zealand will achieve a historic breakthrough on freshwater management.
OPINION: There's been plenty to keep us occupied on the farm over January, so it's been very much a case of head down.
OPINION: French food company Danone should be more concerned about its own chequered history than suing Fonterra.
OPINION: Farm accountant Pita Alexander tries to predicts the future of New Zealand farming over the next seven years.
OPINION: While we all accept the climate is changing, there are dividing views on the cause and the impacts it will have.
OPINION: The past year was a clear signal that farmers are adapting, changing and farming better through challenges.
OPINION: Farmers are not to blame for the price of food increasing.
OPINION: It has been a victory - of sorts - for farmers as court action looms over the sale of interest rate swap loans to rural customers.
OPINION: With Christmas close at hand, dairy farmers could be forgiven for thinking there may have been a small gift coming from Fonterra.
OPINION: Fish & Game NZ boss challenged to visit Southland to see what dairy farmers do, how they do it and what they'll be doing in the future.
OPINION: The intricate pricing method is under stress, Chalkie reports, and there is not enough capacity to process increasing amounts of milk.
OPINION: It is time to stop bashing the messenger and avoiding the message to dairy farming over water quality.
OPINION: There is an army of determined farmers out there who go to work each day to improve their farm environment.
OPINION: Labour Inspectorate's visit to farms over dairy farming wages is a welcome initiative that provides an opportunity to see where farmers can improve.
OPINION: Banks are the ones most likely to decide which NZ meat co-op survives in an industry that needs reform but can't reach a consensus.
OPINION: The top 10 per cent of farm business couples expect problems and try to eat them for breakfast.
OPINION: We're in the same waka when it comes to water quality, Federated Farmers dairy chairman claims.
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OPINION: Farmers are not the only ones who are part of the water quality issues, yet it is deathly quiet in the cities.
OPINION: Farming's biggest challenge is holding onto its preciously held image as an able, statesman-like caretaker of the land and resources.
OPINION: How many ways does it need to be said? Dairy intensification is killing our country.
OPINION: Information gathering vital in building a network to help protect rural communities.
OPINION: At the offer price of $5.50 a unit, the Fonterra Shareholders Fund float a year ago was a real money maker for those who got a piece of the action.
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OPINION: Fonterra's reputation affects every single one of us, not just shareholders.