Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:
One of New Zealand's leading farming academics fired a shot at Vegans, telling them to get on their bikes, and she defended the controversial use of palm kernel.
The chief executive of Fonterra commented on a great GDT auction overnight (up 4.8 per cent, WMP +2.2 per cent, SMP +7 per cent) and he reluctantly accepted a comparison to Kane "Steady the Ship" Williamson.
The former President of Horticulture NZ commented on a "once-in-a-lifetime" storm that cut a swathe through the Nelson region on Boxing Day. It caused multi-million dollar losses for apple, pear, kiwifruit, berry, hop and vegetable growers.
Our Shanghai-based Chinese correspondent commented on the economy, Covid, cherries and venison.
Rabobank's senior dairy analyst dug deeper into the reasons why commodity prices surged in the first two GDT auctions of the 2021 calendar year.
Petersen is a Central Hawkes Bay sheep and beef farmer, as well as a former chairman of Beef + Lamb NZ and a former NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy. We passed our sympathies on to his trade envoy successor and looked at the effect Biden and Brexit will have on world trade.