Posts tagged "Environment Minister"

Funding boost for key farm management tool

[17 May/Rural News] A controversial farm management tool, Overseer, will get $5 million state funding for an upgrade according to the recent budget. Agriculture Minister, Damien O’Connor, said the Government and the primary sector would work together to boost the science behind the tool. Overseer is a tool that helps measure nutrient use and greenhouse...

Government “out to get farmers”

[7 May/Dairy News] The Government plans to cap dairy herds is ill thought out political grandstanding, according to National Party Leader, Simon Bridges. He said that the plan to regulate the number of cattle farmers were allowed per hectare was another example of the Coalition Government’s assault on the regions. Environment Minister, David Parker, said...

Genetics, emissions on agenda

[11 December/ Farmers Weekly] Papers with strong recommendations on climate change, water quality and gene technology would be presented by Environment Ministry staff to incoming Environment Minister, David Parker. The papers reflected the views of the ministry, and not necessarily Government policy. The paper noted how the latest developments in genetic technology were unknown when...