Open Farms founder: Where do farmers go from here?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 19 Jul 2021, 2:34PM
A John Deere tractor rumbles along Queen St in Auckland during the Howl of a Protest event, organised by Groundswell New Zealand. (Photo / Greg Bowker)
A John Deere tractor rumbles along Queen St in Auckland during the Howl of a Protest event, organised by Groundswell New Zealand. (Photo / Greg Bowker)

Open Farms founder: Where do farmers go from here?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 19 Jul 2021, 2:34PM

If you were listening here on Friday, you'll have heard how riled up farmers around the country are.

It wasn't just farmers, they also had support from urban dwellers - aka townies, as well.

In an opinion piece on Stuff, Daniel Eb, founder of Open Farms, praised the protest and the farmers for finding their voice but says the real test now, is where to from here?

How do Farmers channel Friday's energy and influence towards progress?

Eb said he thinks Kiwis understand where the farmers are coming from, as reflected by the turnout.

"When farmers say quite openly and honestly that we have a problem, and that we're struggling and that we feel this pressure, Kiwis hear that and acknowledge that and say this is an issue we need to take seriously."

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