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The Weekly Dairy report

Prices fall at auction as autumn production lifts

IPCC redefines agriculture as 'green tech'

Federated Farmers sees New Zealand 'in very good shape' pursuing mitigation and adaption strategies for climate change

The worm turns for dairy prices and interest rates

Dairy prices head south, as interest rates head north and the NZD remains strong, say ASB. Improving sheep sector incomes not out of the woods yet

Sensitivity to log prices

Angus Malcolm shows how the value of a forest changes dynamically in relation to the current price of logs

Ruataniwha consents granted

Environmental Protection Authority grants resource consents for Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha Dam with conditions

Faculty fight

Opinion: Tony Chaston details the internal struggles at Lincoln University over the focus of proposed changes; commerce vs agriculture

The challenge of creating a strong red meat sector

Allan Barber sets out the challenges farmers have to unite under a common banner, the only way he sees of achieving any meaningful improvement in the red meat sector

The dairying dilemma and policy denial

David Skegg wants us to stop pretending that we can have our dairying cake and eat it - we urgently need to make the hard choices for the environment with intensive farming

'Botulism scare net positive for NZ'

Ex-Fonterra CEO and NZTE Chairman Andrew Ferrier says botulism scare was 'net positive' for NZ reputation; LV Martin 'putting right that counts' approach cited

Changing beef outlook

Allan Barber examines what the US beef shortage and Japan-Australia trade deal might mean for New Zealand beef farmers