Patent that could destroy Monsanto June 25, 2015
He Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World!
March 10th, 2015
If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways.
And as Monsanto would love for this ...
Bee apocalypse now June 25, 2015 Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought
Outlawing a type of insecticides is not a panacea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
By Todd Woody of Quartz
As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated ...
Essential tool for the dairy farming toolbox June 25, 2015 Facial eczema tolerant genetics “essential tool for the dairy farming toolbox”
A well-known and respected dairy farmer, who was one of the first in New Zealand to introduce facial eczema (FE) tolerant genetics into his dairy herd, says they are an “essential tool for the dairy farming toolbox”.
Managing director of Sisam ...
TOLERANCE OF GOVERNMENT INEPTITUDE June 25, 2015 TOLERANCE OF GOVERNMENT INEPTITUDE
By Frank Rowson
How much longer do the public have to tolerate the inefficiencies and dereliction of duty shown recently by the Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI) in the kauri log scenario?
On its own this failure could perhaps be tolerated, but when it is in addition to a ...
Major role for rural women June 25, 2015 Stress and depression unwelcome visitors after recent weather events
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is concerned that as rural people clean up after the disastrous floods, and snow, their resilience and resourcefulness will be challenged by overwhelming distress. For farming families in more remote areas their sense of isolation will become ...
Women Form ‘Backbone’ of Asian Dairy Farming June 23, 2015
Women Form ‘Backbone’ of Asian Dairy Farming
INDONESIA – Developing countries across Asia would not have a functioning dairy sector without women playing a pivotal farm management role.
Numerous reports from the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in recent years have highlighted the importance of women in managing the milk herd ...
Owl farm focus day June 23, 2015
Dealing with the season ahead, the focus for Owl Farm
Around 150 people turned up to the Owl Farm Focus Day on Wednesday 17 June to hear some sound financial advice and a bit about the welfare of the farmers coping in a low-payout season.
Owl Farm, in Cambridge, is a joint ...
Bee colonies wiped out as new parasite spreads through New Zealand June 23, 2015
Large numbers of bees are disappearing from hives.
ROB TIPA/FAIRFAX NZ
Large numbers of bees are disappearing from hives.
Independent scientists have identified a new parasite in bees on the Coromandel peninsula, one of several regions around New Zealand that have reported the loss of thousands of colonies of honey bees since last ...
Google didn’t lead the self-driving vehicle revolution June 23, 2015 Google didn’t lead the self-driving vehicle revolution. John Deere did.
Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post
Google has received tons of gushy press for its bubble-shaped self-driving car, though it’s still years from the showroom floor. But for years John Deere has been selling tractors that practically drive themselves for use on ...
Science suppressed? June 23, 2015
Modified swedes, high in glucosinolates sprayed with toxic chemicals.
Jodie Bruning. www.rite-demands.org
New Zealand dairy farmers are starting to get a little bit grumpy. Cows are dying after eating swedes.
Hundreds of cows have died, liver damage appears to be a part of the story, and it is mainly cows that in-calf that ...
TPP vote about failed policies June 17, 2015
The TPP Fast-Track Vote Wasn’t About Obama, It Was About Failed Trade Policies
John Nichols on June 12, 2015 – 3:48PM ET
President Obama (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The fight over Trade Promotion Authority was never about Barack Obama, despite the best efforts of the White House and many in the media ...
US politician says TPP terrible deal June 16, 2015
A police officer removes a woman protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
By Rep. John Conyers
Earlier this year, former Florida governor Jeb Bush travelled to my hometown of Detroit to explain his political philosophy. In a speech before local business leaders, Bush argued that the aim of government ...
Farm environment plan June 16, 2015
FAR releases Farm Environment Plan template for arable industry
Canterbury cropping farmers now have access to a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) template developed especially for their farm system (released Monday 15 June).
The Template for Arable Enterprises has been developed by FAR and approved by Environment Canterbury as meeting all the requirements ...
Hauraki Gulf Mussel Reef Restoration June 16, 2015 Taking the Long View
Thirty eight million litres of cleaned water every year for a one-time $25 donation. Now that’s what I call good value.
That’s the calculated cost-benefit of reseeding the Hauraki Gulf seabed with our native green-lipped mussels. Oysters and other bivalves have been used overseas to filter and ...
Agriculture could be the next boom for Australia June 5, 2015
Australia’s emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom — but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
Senior lecturer at School of Management at RMIT University
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe. AAP Image/Dan Peled
Rabobank’s new general manager Country Banking June 5, 2015 Rabobank New Zealand has announced the appointment of Hayley Moynihan to the new role of general manager Country Banking.
Subject to regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Ms Moynihan will commence in the role from July 2, 2015.
Reporting to Rabobank New Zealand chief executive officer Ben Russell, the ...
Tasmania an epicurean dream Down Under June 4, 2015 Tasmania an epicurean dream Down Under
By Nina Hendy Hobart, Australia
After a long search, the Jackman family settled on Tasmania for their ‘dream’ farm
The tiny island state of Tasmania is attracting a growing number of Australians and foreigners who want to pursue a richer culinary culture.
More than ...
Some history in live sheep furore June 4, 2015
Protocol over live animal exports to Saudi Arabia marks progress in trading relations
Posted in Rural News
A New Zealand demonstration farm here? A photograph I took some two years before I wrote this article.
The Government has moved a ...
Future Proofing within the Primary Sector June 4, 2015 Owl Farm Committed to Future Proofing within the Primary Sector
The world’s best farmers are right here in New Zealand. Through Owl Farm; a dynamic joint venture demonstration dairy farm between founding partners St Peter’s School and Lincoln University, the nation’s farmers will have access in perpetuity to world class resources, ...
Biofuels, grain and the American Midwest June 4, 2015
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Biofuels, grain and the American Midwest
Posted on June 4, 2015 by Keith Woodford
The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced plans to reduce the 2015 and 2016 legal requirements for biofuels within American fuels. At the same time, the American Midwest looks like it could be ...