Rural News

27th Nov 20, 9:36am
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
23rd Nov 20, 11:38am
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Global foodservice struggles are set to extend into 2021, softening returns for NZ red meat exports. Beef production flat, but strong demand and tight supply for lamb. More focus on sustainability in supply chains
Global foodservice struggles are set to extend into 2021, softening returns for NZ red meat exports. Beef production flat, but strong demand and tight supply for lamb. More focus on sustainability in supply chains
23rd Nov 20, 11:38am
21st Nov 20, 10:07am
What the newly-agreed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal means for New Zealand agriculture. Angus Kebbell explores two views from rural New Zealand
What the newly-agreed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal means for New Zealand agriculture. Angus Kebbell explores two views from rural New Zealand
21st Nov 20, 10:07am
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
18th Nov 20, 1:37pm
Westpac economists have had their first go at picking the milk price for farmers in 2022 and they are picking exactly the same price as for this year
Westpac economists have had their first go at picking the milk price for farmers in 2022 and they are picking exactly the same price as for this year
18th Nov 20, 1:37pm
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
18th Nov 20, 9:08am
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Labour Governments have been successful in harnessing markets to tackle problems. They could do it again to tackle agricultural emissions, says Alex Duncan
Labour Governments have been successful in harnessing markets to tackle problems. They could do it again to tackle agricultural emissions, says Alex Duncan
18th Nov 20, 9:08am
17th Nov 20, 7:00pm
Allan Barber is relieved the chaotic fours years are nearly over in the USA and hopes the new Administration can restore some sanity to their policies, however slowly they may be enacted
Allan Barber is relieved the chaotic fours years are nearly over in the USA and hopes the new Administration can restore some sanity to their policies, however slowly they may be enacted
17th Nov 20, 7:00pm
16th Nov 20, 11:05am
Fonterra has spent nearly three years stabilising its finances. The focus now has to be on finding the path ahead
Fonterra has spent nearly three years stabilising its finances. The focus now has to be on finding the path ahead
16th Nov 20, 11:05am
15th Nov 20, 9:25am
Farmers bristle at double standards between crop harvest and fishing crews, with salt in the wound over hiring from COVID-free Pacific Islands. It's evidence that confirms the Minister of Ag has little sway in Cabinet, suggests Guy Trafford
Farmers bristle at double standards between crop harvest and fishing crews, with salt in the wound over hiring from COVID-free Pacific Islands. It's evidence that confirms the Minister of Ag has little sway in Cabinet, suggests Guy Trafford
15th Nov 20, 9:25am
14th Nov 20, 9:57am
How to get better lambing from pasture-based systems. Sue McCoard discusses lamb rearing with Angus Kebbell
How to get better lambing from pasture-based systems. Sue McCoard discusses lamb rearing with Angus Kebbell
14th Nov 20, 9:57am
11th Nov 20, 9:31am
Allan Barber reports on two weeks touring the upper part of the South Island, observing a new normal a lot like the old one, but with farmers fearful of new regulation and handicapped by a lack of workers
Allan Barber reports on two weeks touring the upper part of the South Island, observing a new normal a lot like the old one, but with farmers fearful of new regulation and handicapped by a lack of workers
11th Nov 20, 9:31am
9th Nov 20, 8:48am
Agriculture will change but pastoral agriculture will survive and prosper. It is all about international competitive advantage, new technologies and managing the environment. It can be done but it won’t be easy
Agriculture will change but pastoral agriculture will survive and prosper. It is all about international competitive advantage, new technologies and managing the environment. It can be done but it won’t be easy
9th Nov 20, 8:48am
7th Nov 20, 8:59am
Angus Kebbell explores the current biosecurity risks with MPI's Peter Thomson, their current priorities, and how they are preparing for the inevitable, but fortunately rare, border breaches
Angus Kebbell explores the current biosecurity risks with MPI's Peter Thomson, their current priorities, and how they are preparing for the inevitable, but fortunately rare, border breaches
7th Nov 20, 8:59am
5th Nov 20, 9:03am
Despite a bump in the road at the last dairy auction, future demand prospects remain good and unchanged. More focus goes on mitigating farm environmental pressures
Despite a bump in the road at the last dairy auction, future demand prospects remain good and unchanged. More focus goes on mitigating farm environmental pressures
5th Nov 20, 9:03am
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
2nd Nov 20, 3:55pm
Among the many trade negotiations New Zealand is involved with at present, the positions of the UK and EU are particularly frustrating for our negotiators and put market access at risk
Among the many trade negotiations New Zealand is involved with at present, the positions of the UK and EU are particularly frustrating for our negotiators and put market access at risk
2nd Nov 20, 3:55pm
31st Oct 20, 9:36am
Angus Kebbell explores how drones can be used on farms, not only to do difficult existing work more effectively, but do new things to bring rapid productivity improvements
Angus Kebbell explores how drones can be used on farms, not only to do difficult existing work more effectively, but do new things to bring rapid productivity improvements
31st Oct 20, 9:36am
30th Oct 20, 9:19am
Guy Trafford wonders if now is a good time to buy a farm, given the recent selling price dips and the upturn in global demand for our farm products and a possible improvement in trade prospects. Your view?
Guy Trafford wonders if now is a good time to buy a farm, given the recent selling price dips and the upturn in global demand for our farm products and a possible improvement in trade prospects. Your view?
30th Oct 20, 9:19am
24th Oct 20, 9:35am
Angus Kebbell investigates the arable farming sector and finds it makes a large contribution to the New Zealand rural economy. But the pandemic has introduced new challenges, but maybe also highlighted some key advantages
Angus Kebbell investigates the arable farming sector and finds it makes a large contribution to the New Zealand rural economy. But the pandemic has introduced new challenges, but maybe also highlighted some key advantages
24th Oct 20, 9:35am
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
21st Oct 20, 10:38am
Local demand for logs remains strong as does Chinese demand; not so for India. However, export demand for China's furniture is weak even though fibreboard production capacity is rising very fast
Local demand for logs remains strong as does Chinese demand; not so for India. However, export demand for China's furniture is weak even though fibreboard production capacity is rising very fast
21st Oct 20, 10:38am
21st Oct 20, 9:24am
Hatchery technologies and open-sea farms provide the platform for new endeavours with green-lipped mussels
Hatchery technologies and open-sea farms provide the platform for new endeavours with green-lipped mussels
21st Oct 20, 9:24am
20th Oct 20, 9:49am
Guy Trafford tracks the food trade of both China and the USA and analyses how New Zealand fits in to this hard-fought global market
Guy Trafford tracks the food trade of both China and the USA and analyses how New Zealand fits in to this hard-fought global market
20th Oct 20, 9:49am

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