…this communist Labour government that has ZERO experience on the land has made idiotic policy decisions and enacted another law which directly impacts farmers – you can see the Green Party’s hand in this one!
To quote the farmer below: “We have a law coming in on the 1st of September that will tell us that we have to have our crops sown by a certain date 1st of November for Otago–Southland irrespective of the weather. We will also have to get consent from most likely someone who has never been on the land to sow crops in order to feed the animals in the winter. We are also told that if the stock pug more than 50% of the paddock to 20 cm or more then we will be breaking the law & subject to prosecution, this is regardless of the weather. If it’s a wet winter this is impossible & no farmer in the south will be able to achieve this. Why would anyone make a law knowing that the people it concerns have no way of complying with it.?”
Full article on Rangitikei Environmental Healthwatch