Comment: The Government needs to extend the consultation time frame on its freshwater policy so farmers can actually attend and have their say, writes National's spokesman for primary industries Todd Muller.

At a time when farmers are busy calving and lambing, they're also being tasked with dealing with potentially the biggest upheaval of their way of life in decades.

The Government's recently announced freshwater standards are hugely transformative on the primary sector.

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