Posts tagged "national agriculture"

Budget gets tick

[21 May/Farmers Weekly] The primary sector saw some gains in the Government’s first budget, with science, research and forestry being the biggest increases. Federated Farmers Vice President, Andrew Hoggard, said the $85 million allocated to Mycoplasma bovis may not be enough. National’s Agriculture Spokesman, Nathan Guy, said the amount allocated to biosecurity was half of...

National takes swipe at government over axeing irrigation schemes

[12 April/Otago Daily Times] The National Party were disappointed with the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, for not consulting properly before cancelling funding for several large proposed irrigation schemes. The government said big private irrigation schemes had to be self-financing. National’s Agricultural Spokesman, Nathan Guy, said Mr O’Connor did not consult Crown Irrigation Investments before...