Calls for more MP acknowledgement of farmers

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 9:18AM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Calls for more MP acknowledgement of farmers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 9:18AM

The co-owner of a major farm machinery business wants more rural sector acknowledgement from MPs.

A record number of Labour MPs will be at Fieldays 2021.

Power Farming's Brett Maber says farmers often get a bad rap - but they've had a good season, especially given the past year.

He says some in the sector have concerns about environmental and government pressures.

“And I think the farmers do a huge amount for this country and it would be nice that the people at the top acknowledge it and support them and help them grow, rather than, I guess, it’s perceived; sometimes make it harder than what it should be.”

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