A vaccine is the best hope for limiting livestock methane emissions but a commercial product remains years away.Read More
Riverwatch launched a PledgeMe campaign on August 9 to raise funds to get the award-winning water quality tester to the next stage of development. That the $50,000 target was met inside five weeks probably says quite a bit about its potential.Read More
A new agricultural study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis shows that no-till agricultural practices alone are not sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrates.
The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that the no-till technique actually increases nitrate leaching, a common cause of water pollution.Read More
A paper published in the Journal of Environmental Quality reveals that a significant proportion of water quality degradation occurs in small streams which currently fall outside the regulations requiring waterways in agricultural land to be fenced.Read More
The group charged with putting together solutions to South Canterbury's water issues will request a four-month extension from Environment Canterbury amid concerns about a lack of information. Federated Farmers and conservation group Forest and Bird have applauded the decision to ask for more time.Read More
An overseas report stating that global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated previously does not call into question the accuracy of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas measurements, say the leaders of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC).Read More
We were particularly taken by the following letter to the Editor of NZ Farmer .
Your editorial, Cynical Labour beneath contempt (September 18) was entirely apt and I support it wholeheartedly.
Unfortunately, the anti-farmer anti-irrigator brigade has picked up a few fellow travellers along the way, not the least of these being your paper's stablemate, the Christchurch Press.
I don't really have the time to write this as busy running some rural businesses but here goes....
You probably don't remember me - I held the Taranaki FFNZ Presidents position for nearly 4 years and sat in the wings biting my tongue while you ran off at the mouth / pen and tried to hold Feds and farmers to ransom time and time again.Read More