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A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty
22nd Jun 22, 9:33am
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A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty
Big methane decisions lie ahead that will affect all New Zealanders, Keith Woodford says
15th Jun 22, 1:53pm
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Big methane decisions lie ahead that will affect all New Zealanders, Keith Woodford says
Guy Trafford reviews the Rabobank/Federated Farmers survey on pay-related benefits of working in rural businesses and finds improvements have been surprisingly positive
28th Apr 22, 12:13pm
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Guy Trafford reviews the Rabobank/Federated Farmers survey on pay-related benefits of working in rural businesses and finds improvements have been surprisingly positive
Prices are high, but so are farm input costs. Chris Dillon explains why farmers are fortunate both are still in step and the risks when they aren't. The wild card is the struggle to improve productivity in the face of unwise box-ticking regulators
30th Jan 22, 9:17am
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Prices are high, but so are farm input costs. Chris Dillon explains why farmers are fortunate both are still in step and the risks when they aren't. The wild card is the struggle to improve productivity in the face of unwise box-ticking regulators
Climate science does not distinguish between urban and rural, cocky and townie. It will take both to bring NZ safely through the dangerous 21st century
22nd Nov 21, 8:58am
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Climate science does not distinguish between urban and rural, cocky and townie. It will take both to bring NZ safely through the dangerous 21st century
Local wheat farmers suspect buyer consolidation is pushing local arable farmers away from growing wheat for bread-making, with the few remaining buyers helping Australia bolster their volumes hurt by a China freeze-out
6th Aug 21, 12:01pm
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Local wheat farmers suspect buyer consolidation is pushing local arable farmers away from growing wheat for bread-making, with the few remaining buyers helping Australia bolster their volumes hurt by a China freeze-out
The future of B+LNZ to be decided by referendum votes now underway. At issue is whether it, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers need to be separate organisations. Voting closes on July 9
29th Jun 21, 9:50am
The future of B+LNZ to be decided by referendum votes now underway. At issue is whether it, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers need to be separate organisations. Voting closes on July 9
Angus Kebbell talks with Rob Stokes over the increasing and unnecessarily acrimonious push by politicians to push high country farmers off their leased properties via compounding bureaucratic strangulation
3rd Apr 21, 11:19am
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Angus Kebbell talks with Rob Stokes over the increasing and unnecessarily acrimonious push by politicians to push high country farmers off their leased properties via compounding bureaucratic strangulation
New Fed Farmers survey indicates farm profitability has improved but is expected to fall in the coming year. Farm production is up and farm spending has been rising, a turnaround from six months ago
3rd Feb 21, 11:20am
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New Fed Farmers survey indicates farm profitability has improved but is expected to fall in the coming year. Farm production is up and farm spending has been rising, a turnaround from six months ago
Allan Barber looks at the issues farmers face when confronted by bureaucratic environmental regulations that work against the public goals set by politicians. Local solutions seem to work best
2nd Jul 20, 9:09am
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Allan Barber looks at the issues farmers face when confronted by bureaucratic environmental regulations that work against the public goals set by politicians. Local solutions seem to work best
Farmers and forest owners bristle at politicians screwing the scrum so that forest owners subsidise the domestic wood processing industry, potentially resulting in trade retaliation from export markets
25th May 20, 4:35pm
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Farmers and forest owners bristle at politicians screwing the scrum so that forest owners subsidise the domestic wood processing industry, potentially resulting in trade retaliation from export markets
Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
3rd Mar 20, 2:36pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
Livestock farmers the most optimistic, cropping farmers the most pessimistic in latest farm confidence survey (despite plant-meat fads) but all fear urban prejudices and policy impositions
31st Jan 20, 10:35am
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Livestock farmers the most optimistic, cropping farmers the most pessimistic in latest farm confidence survey (despite plant-meat fads) but all fear urban prejudices and policy impositions
Chris Trotter assesses the mood of the electorate as the 2020 election year gets underway
20th Jan 20, 10:02am
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Chris Trotter assesses the mood of the electorate as the 2020 election year gets underway
Federated Farmers says passing of Farm Debt Mediation Bill should help facilitate better conversations between farmers and their banks and where necessary a more structured way to address problems
11th Dec 19, 12:09pm
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Federated Farmers says passing of Farm Debt Mediation Bill should help facilitate better conversations between farmers and their banks and where necessary a more structured way to address problems
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
6th Dec 19, 6:51am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
5th Dec 19, 3:23pm
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Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
Farmers say that banks are getting tougher and changing conditions as they seek to contain or even reduce their exposure to agriculture, according to an industry survey
27th Nov 19, 5:29pm
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Farmers say that banks are getting tougher and changing conditions as they seek to contain or even reduce their exposure to agriculture, according to an industry survey
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the key government and Reserve Bank policy changes underway that impact dairy farmers, accompanied by a healthy dose of context
19th Nov 19, 9:45am
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Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the key government and Reserve Bank policy changes underway that impact dairy farmers, accompanied by a healthy dose of context
Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
24th Oct 19, 9:36am
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Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
As disappointed farmers deal with Fonterra’s poor performance it emerges a new multi-million dollar cheese plant is hardly being used. The Spinoff's Maria Slade reports
5th Oct 19, 9:10am
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As disappointed farmers deal with Fonterra’s poor performance it emerges a new multi-million dollar cheese plant is hardly being used. The Spinoff's Maria Slade reports
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
5th Sep 19, 11:43am
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Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
Farmers want Farm Debt Mediation Bill tweaked to require lenders to offer mediation as soon as they impose an 'unachievable condition'; Banks say this is an overkill but it's fair for mediation to be offered before they take 'enforcement action'
23rd Aug 19, 9:21am
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Farmers want Farm Debt Mediation Bill tweaked to require lenders to offer mediation as soon as they impose an 'unachievable condition'; Banks say this is an overkill but it's fair for mediation to be offered before they take 'enforcement action'
Allan Barber says sustainable pastoral farming is being sacrificed for contradictory and unscientific policies that reward overseas investors with large tax benefits and jeopardise food production
23rd Aug 19, 8:47am
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Allan Barber says sustainable pastoral farming is being sacrificed for contradictory and unscientific policies that reward overseas investors with large tax benefits and jeopardise food production
Guy Trafford summarises the latest farmer confidence survey, sees belt tightening ahead. He also looks at the impact tax is having on disposable incomes and concludes it's time for some change
14th Aug 19, 10:53am
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Guy Trafford summarises the latest farmer confidence survey, sees belt tightening ahead. He also looks at the impact tax is having on disposable incomes and concludes it's time for some change