Rural News

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
3rd Jul 20, 9:35am
Guy Trafford wonders how we will retain our independence when our largest trading partner is also asserting its power and is insulted with even the most circumspect disagreement. Trade may be an early casualty
Guy Trafford wonders how we will retain our independence when our largest trading partner is also asserting its power and is insulted with even the most circumspect disagreement. Trade may be an early casualty
3rd Jul 20, 9:35am
2nd Jul 20, 9:09am
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
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
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
1st Jul 20, 9:56am
Global log supply rising faster than demand. Sawn timber exports tough except for clear wood grades. Domestic market orders rising ahead of a large decline expected in Q4-2020
Global log supply rising faster than demand. Sawn timber exports tough except for clear wood grades. Domestic market orders rising ahead of a large decline expected in Q4-2020
1st Jul 20, 9:56am
30th Jun 20, 2:28pm
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New Zealand farmer confidence 'rose' in the second quarter of 2020, but remains in negative territory overall - with more of the country’s farmers pessimistic than optimistic about the year ahead: Rabobank
New Zealand farmer confidence 'rose' in the second quarter of 2020, but remains in negative territory overall - with more of the country’s farmers pessimistic than optimistic about the year ahead: Rabobank
30th Jun 20, 2:28pm
29th Jun 20, 5:03pm
Neither Europe nor the USA are going to do us any trading favours says Keith Woodford. For both of them, it is all about self-interest
Neither Europe nor the USA are going to do us any trading favours says Keith Woodford. For both of them, it is all about self-interest
29th Jun 20, 5:03pm
27th Jun 20, 2:01pm
Angus Kebbell finds that agri-tourism opportunities can be developed in the most innovative ways, often in conjunction with other diversification, and appeal to a surprisingly wide audience
Angus Kebbell finds that agri-tourism opportunities can be developed in the most innovative ways, often in conjunction with other diversification, and appeal to a surprisingly wide audience
27th Jun 20, 2:01pm
26th Jun 20, 12:13pm
Guy Trafford takes some time off in the Aoraki-Mt Cook region and is reminded of what makes New Zealand so very special. He also sees how much work there is to do to keep it that way
Guy Trafford takes some time off in the Aoraki-Mt Cook region and is reminded of what makes New Zealand so very special. He also sees how much work there is to do to keep it that way
26th Jun 20, 12:13pm
26th Jun 20, 10:08am
Fonterra names Peter McBride as new chairman to succeed John Monaghan in November
Fonterra names Peter McBride as new chairman to succeed John Monaghan in November
26th Jun 20, 10:08am
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
23rd Jun 20, 11:45am
Fonterra says it is changing the way it will reward farmers for sustainable practices and now intends to offer an extra cash payment of up to 10c per kilogram of milk solids
Fonterra says it is changing the way it will reward farmers for sustainable practices and now intends to offer an extra cash payment of up to 10c per kilogram of milk solids
23rd Jun 20, 11:45am
23rd Jun 20, 8:47am
Brand cooperation is having a major impact, with the ultimate prize of New Zealand red meat being successfully promoted to the world as a high value, healthy and sustainable protein now a realistic prospect
Brand cooperation is having a major impact, with the ultimate prize of New Zealand red meat being successfully promoted to the world as a high value, healthy and sustainable protein now a realistic prospect
23rd Jun 20, 8:47am
20th Jun 20, 10:36am
Angus Kebbell explores a farm diversification plan that delivers in a lock-down, drawing local urban customers on to working farms in a way that connects both
Angus Kebbell explores a farm diversification plan that delivers in a lock-down, drawing local urban customers on to working farms in a way that connects both
20th Jun 20, 10:36am
18th Jun 20, 3:14pm
Farm sales hit by lockdown and drought but there are some positives with a favourable exchange rate, low interest rates and reasonable prices for dairy, lamb, beef and horticultural products
Farm sales hit by lockdown and drought but there are some positives with a favourable exchange rate, low interest rates and reasonable prices for dairy, lamb, beef and horticultural products
18th Jun 20, 3:14pm
18th Jun 20, 10:31am
Guy Trafford reports that Fonterra is having recent wins in China, dairy prices are rising, but Wellington seems intent on undermining farming and export income by taking more land out of production by prioritising climate tax schemes for urban 'investors
Guy Trafford reports that Fonterra is having recent wins in China, dairy prices are rising, but Wellington seems intent on undermining farming and export income by taking more land out of production by prioritising climate tax schemes for urban 'investors
18th Jun 20, 10:31am
16th Jun 20, 4:36pm
Finding new markets for NZ exports is challenging. Here, Keith Woodford looks at the Southern Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and further west to Iran
Finding new markets for NZ exports is challenging. Here, Keith Woodford looks at the Southern Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and further west to Iran
16th Jun 20, 4:36pm
13th Jun 20, 2:16pm
Angus Kebbell tracks the growth of agri-tourism and how it has helped rural communities rejuvenate. How will it adapt to closed or restricted borders?
Angus Kebbell tracks the growth of agri-tourism and how it has helped rural communities rejuvenate. How will it adapt to closed or restricted borders?
13th Jun 20, 2:16pm
13th Jun 20, 9:29am
In this time of extreme economic stress, New Zealand's lifelines are its international trade relationships built on a growing set of FTAs. Guy Trafford assesses the health of these arrangements
In this time of extreme economic stress, New Zealand's lifelines are its international trade relationships built on a growing set of FTAs. Guy Trafford assesses the health of these arrangements
13th Jun 20, 9:29am
10th Jun 20, 11:52am
Guy Trafford says while our borders are shut is the ideal time for a frank discussion to be held over the number of tourists allowed in and under what terms
Guy Trafford says while our borders are shut is the ideal time for a frank discussion to be held over the number of tourists allowed in and under what terms
10th Jun 20, 11:52am

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