New NZ Farmer columnist John King talks about the people who motivate him and what he has learnt from 'practical farming thinkers'.
Louise Giltrap tries to keep positive despite the neverending rain and persistent flu.
Marketing expert Rod Slater on how meat became the 'hero' of a Millennials' dinner.
Jamie McFadden urges farmers to rise above the negativity and be proud to be a farmer.
OPINION: If both landlords and tenants accept the rental WOF, the condition of the property is likely to be more transparent all round.
Farmers say critics are unfair to cast them as water villains.
OPINION: Morrinsville farmers' protest another chapter in lengthy story of rural antagonism towards the needs and aspirations of New Zealand's urban majority.
Before diving into a water tax Pita Alexander runs the rule over some possibly hefty costs.
It was not so long ago people were saying farmers should stop producing commodities like butter.
A fixation with nitrates in Waikato's healthy rivers plan change is overlooking other pollutants.
Peter McDonald writes about the political climate in Clutha-Southland.
OPINION: Will Flavell talks of the importance of learning te reo Māori.
OPINION: There's a disconnect between shoppers and reality.
How did we get from 'Farmers are the backbone of our society' to 'Farmers are ruining our planet', asks Doug Edmeades.
Water quality has become a key and at times highly emotive election issue.
Like her parents, Joyce Wyllie has found that farming is ever-changing.
Ike Williams has some bones to pick with Labour's water tax.
Any job that requires a reasonable level of skill, often working alone, and on the land is harder to fill.
OPINION: After being called sexist, Louise Giltrap feels the need to explain what she really feels about her husband's place in the family.
OPINION: A fear of water taxes is gripping farming - here's how I expect pastoral farmers to respond.
Labour is whipping up urban dwellers' emotions against farmer using misinformation, says Howard de Klerk.
Intensive dairy farming is the main source pollution in NZ's waterways. It's time we wound it back.
OPINION: Humans leave the dairy cow well behind when it comes to the main source of effluent going into our waterways.
The Healthy Rivers plan change is likely to be the single biggest issue for Waikato farmers and rural communities over the next 10 years.
Success can be particularly difficult to define as farming is all about continuous improvement.
OPINION: The chief executive of Irrigation NZ, Andrew Curtis, responds to Greenpeace activists who locked themselves inside an irrigation pipe in Canterbury.
OPINION: The deck on my mother's house is unconsented - do we have to tell buyers?
The wet winter hasn't been all negative at Owl Farm.
Dung beetles could play an important role in improving soil health and water quality.
OPINION: The Americans don't do farming in a small way.