Episode 10 – Giving farmers the edge to not be caught out by drought

Is it possible to truly forecast a drought? Country-Wide editor, Rebecca Greaves speaks to three passionate industry experts working to support New Zealand farmers to avoid being caught out by drought by staying one step ahead of mother nature. Guests include Ben Noll from NIWA, Kristin Kirkpatrick of B+LNZ and Vanessa Winning, chief executive of Irrigation NZ.

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Grazing away from home

Grazing hoggets off farm has benefits, reducing costs and risks, but there are negatives, Tom Ward writes.

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Concern drives drought day

The rapid drying out of Marlborough farmland led to local farmers organising a Drought Day recently. Joanna Grigg went along to find out more.

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