[12 February/Rural News]

According to the National Primary Industries spokesperson, Nathan Guy, Labour’s first 100 days in government has failed farmers. He said that the government had lacked any real action around the big issues facing the farming sector. He noted that the Minister Damien O’Connor is spending $17 million out of the Primary Growth Partnership fund to rebrand the Ministry for Primary Industries, which came at a cost to vitally important research and development funding. There is no good news for those farmers faced with the problem of Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease as Mr O’Conner has remained silent on the matter, Mr Guy added.