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The Weekly Dairy Report

Rain arrives too late for the north as dairy prices keep falling

Breeders not yet giving up Invermay battle

Allan Barber reviews the difficulties AgResearch is having selling their restructure plans to staff, local communities and the breeder industry players who are most affected

Study suggests advice on saturated fats could be wrong

Jeanette Maxwell welcomes a new study of foods with saturated fats like red meat and dairy which challenges the conventional warnings of potential health risks

The Sheep Deer and Cattle report

Lamb shortages drive demand in the north, wool prices are stable and velvet has another successful season

Who are the denialists now?

Will Foley reviews the Ruataniwha debate from a farmer's perspective and under the overall framework of the IPCC warnings

'We've set the bar too low'

Ciaran Keough says NZ's not regulating land effectively, or using it wisely. Benchmarks are Holland & Fonterra in China

Three challenging numbers

Conor English shows why meat farmers might have a tough time getting better returns. Your view?

Taking the crosshairs off farmers

Willy Leferink has some common sense advice for dairy farmers: run your business better than the legal standards and you won't be a target. Your view?

Dairy NZ says won't be water 'whipping boy' any more

Updated
Dairy NZ says won't tolerate being 'whipping boy' over urban complaints about water quality any more; Fish and Game calls for water inquiry

The dairying dilemma and policy denial

David Skegg wants us to stop pretending that we can have our dairying cake and eat it - we urgently need to make the hard choices for the environment with intensive farming

IPCC redefines agriculture as 'green tech'

Federated Farmers sees New Zealand 'in very good shape' pursuing mitigation and adaption strategies for climate change