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Farming

No more scaremongering

It’s time that the scaremongering over Labour’s water policy stopped and the reality around it was recognised, (more)

Focus on deer shed standards

Just under 40 deer farmers from around Mid Canterbury descended on Aubrey Aitken’s Mayfield property on Tuesday (more)

‘It’s not about hardening up’

Charismatic farmer and mental health advocate Doug Avery is on the road with his new book and will be in Ashburton (more)

Arable industry spirits lifting

I have said it before and I will say it again, arable farmers are optimists. We have to be. We plant crops in (more)

Future-proofing research

The inaugural board meeting of the newly formed Seed Industry Research Centre is being held next week. The (more)

‘Tax will bankrupt farmers’

A water tax at a level that was previously Labour Party policy would bankrupt many Mid Canterbury farmers, (more)

Conference theme Seeds of Change

It’s less than a couple of weeks to the annual New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association annual conference, (more)

$1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic

The grant of $1.25 million from the government’s Waste Minimisation Fund to support the upgrade and (more)

Don’t treat your soil like dirt

The wet weather that has recently hit the region is a growing threat to both farm production and the (more)

War declared on DOC’s ‘dirty dozen’

Weeds are a headache shared by farmers, conservationists and urban gardeners. We are all familiar with many (more)


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