If you’re not a farmer why should you care about farmers?

The last few weeks has seen an Us vs Them scenario play out in the media between urban dwellers and the rural community. From what we read you would think farmers have never cared about rivers, environment or the wider community…no detailed reporting on the huge investments made, voluntarily, of fencing off waterways, planting thousands of native trees and protecting bush remnants with QEII covenants and the like.

While the farming community makes up a low proportion of the overall population in NZ, it’s even lower in the USA at around 0.1% .

This YouTube clip from a speech by the US Dept of Agriculture Secretary last year puts the case for farmers in a refreshing perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyDDZyzSQuU

About Robert Dabb

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Robert has been involved in the rural sector his whole working life. This includes as a Farm Consultant, specialising in dairy and a Regional Manager for Fonterra Co-operative Group from 2000 through to 2006 and has been in real estate since then. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Massey University. With a wide network of contacts across rural industry, he is well positioned to professionally profile rural properties.