Days to the General Election: 24
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27th Aug 20, 2:01pm
The New Zealand meat industry is a positive case study of how to operate in a COVID world, contrasting sharply with many of our rivals observes Allan Barber
The New Zealand meat industry is a positive case study of how to operate in a COVID world, contrasting sharply with many of our rivals observes Allan Barber
27th Aug 20, 2:01pm
29th Jul 20, 10:11am
Allan Barber reviews two alternate visions for the primary sector, finding the Koi Tu reports "a masterpiece of practical clarity" with a "clear endorsement ... of the central role of the primary industries and growers in wealth creation and jobs"
Allan Barber reviews two alternate visions for the primary sector, finding the Koi Tu reports "a masterpiece of practical clarity" with a "clear endorsement ... of the central role of the primary industries and growers in wealth creation and jobs"
29th Jul 20, 10:11am
29th Jul 20, 9:25am
Guy Trafford welcomes the new focus on encouraging employment in the agricultural sector, but he finds very mixed signals especially from Government agencies, and is a sector starting this new search with some major handicaps
Guy Trafford welcomes the new focus on encouraging employment in the agricultural sector, but he finds very mixed signals especially from Government agencies, and is a sector starting this new search with some major handicaps
29th Jul 20, 9:25am
22nd Jul 20, 8:55am
There may be as much as a 20% cost saving using clover over nitrogen fertiliser, but animal welfare issues will need attention. And will the push for agritech really raise exports?
There may be as much as a 20% cost saving using clover over nitrogen fertiliser, but animal welfare issues will need attention. And will the push for agritech really raise exports?
22nd Jul 20, 8:55am
15th Jul 20, 5:30pm
The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspiration fluff. The hard work remains to be done
The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspiration fluff. The hard work remains to be done
15th Jul 20, 5:30pm
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
6th Jul 20, 4:31pm
Angus Kebbell tackles sheep farming's biggest challenge - what to do with the wool. Merino is finding success, but the other 95% of strong wools needs its own path, one that will need to re-built from the ground up
Angus Kebbell tackles sheep farming's biggest challenge - what to do with the wool. Merino is finding success, but the other 95% of strong wools needs its own path, one that will need to re-built from the ground up
6th Jul 20, 4:31pm
1st Jul 20, 11:48am
Guy Trafford explores the issues when a consumer food fad gets out of control. What liabilities do manufacturers assume when consumers act irresponsibly? especially when they are in another country
Guy Trafford explores the issues when a consumer food fad gets out of control. What liabilities do manufacturers assume when consumers act irresponsibly? especially when they are in another country
1st Jul 20, 11:48am
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
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
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
15th May 20, 10:52am
Guy Trafford reviews the Budget 2020 outcomes for the rural economy, comparing what was delivered to the expectations of the main rural lobby group
Guy Trafford reviews the Budget 2020 outcomes for the rural economy, comparing what was delivered to the expectations of the main rural lobby group
15th May 20, 10:52am
13th May 20, 9:48am
What will farmers find when we move out of lockdown? Guy Trafford reviews the moving landscape for saleyards, prices and markets. And the Courts insulate the Government from any duty of care to its citizens
What will farmers find when we move out of lockdown? Guy Trafford reviews the moving landscape for saleyards, prices and markets. And the Courts insulate the Government from any duty of care to its citizens
13th May 20, 9:48am
8th May 20, 10:06am
Guy Trafford says that although farmers tolerated plenty of roughshod Government decisions in Lockdown, MPI needs to be ready to do a much better job if there is a next time
Guy Trafford says that although farmers tolerated plenty of roughshod Government decisions in Lockdown, MPI needs to be ready to do a much better job if there is a next time
8th May 20, 10:06am
6th May 20, 10:30am
There seems to be reasons to be optimistic about where agriculture is heading, says Guy Trafford. Except for a tone-deaf MPI. The next focus will be the election campaigns
There seems to be reasons to be optimistic about where agriculture is heading, says Guy Trafford. Except for a tone-deaf MPI. The next focus will be the election campaigns
6th May 20, 10:30am
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
19th Dec 19, 4:32pm
Guy Trafford sees the dairy industry ending the year in better shape and with a more positive outlook. The challenges haven't vanished, but dealing with them from a position of strength makes them easier to face
Guy Trafford sees the dairy industry ending the year in better shape and with a more positive outlook. The challenges haven't vanished, but dealing with them from a position of strength makes them easier to face
19th Dec 19, 4:32pm
11th Dec 19, 12:09pm
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
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
27th Nov 19, 11:54am
Guy Trafford wonders whether the SMP price will top WMP at some point; it has done in the past. And he reviews the Report into winter grazing practices
Guy Trafford wonders whether the SMP price will top WMP at some point; it has done in the past. And he reviews the Report into winter grazing practices
27th Nov 19, 11:54am
8th Nov 19, 10:01am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy auction, assess the summer rainfall prospects, and worries about MPI's cavalier attitude to the risks from African Swine Fever
Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy auction, assess the summer rainfall prospects, and worries about MPI's cavalier attitude to the risks from African Swine Fever
8th Nov 19, 10:01am
Days to the General Election: 24
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