Farmers feeling victimised by current government

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:24AM

Farmers feel they are being dragged through the mud as continued environmental regulations are imposed on the sector.

An open letter has been sent to the Prime Minister this week asking for more consideration for the rural industry.

The letter says the Government's approach to environmental policy is undermining the mental health and well-being of the pastoral sector

BakerAg director Chris Garland, who wrote the letter told Mike Hosking farmers feel overwhelmed. 

He says morale is low, farmers are feeling marginalised and say they're made out to be villains.

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