COMMENT:

I've been talking to a few growers and farmers lately: the people who produce our food. The other day one of them expressed a sentiment you might have heard: farmers are feeling under attack right now. Dairy and meat farmers in particular (this was even before the recent announcement of the proposed freshwater policy); but also vegetable growers. Farmers are feeling down.

It's easy to understand why. Farming is under scrutiny in light of conversations about climate change and sustainability; big global studies tell us we need to radically change the way we produce food if we want to

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