[12 June/ Radio NZ Rural]

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) has launched its Five Year Strategy which aims to make cropping the highest returning and most sustainable broadacre land use for New Zealand farmers. The strategy which is built on the strength of FAR as a researcher and the farmer’s proven ability to effectively grow crops could see completely different crops being grown in the future. The goal of the strategy is to research and the industry to ensure that farmers reach their potential as New Zealand’s most economically and environmentally sustainable farming system according to CEO, Nick Pyke.