OFA remains disappointed that farmers are still required to endure the substantive compliance cost to engage a consultant to complete and submit a new NMP for review, on a farm that has not had any substantive changes. OFA has made repeated requests for the removal of the five-year Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) cessation when there have not been any substantial changes to the farm operation.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA letter to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the proposed changes to the values found in the Nutrient Management Tables 1 and 2 of the Nutrient Management Protocol. OFA is in favour of the periodic review and update of these values to reflect new scientific data and changes in industry practice.