Rural News

30th Aug 19, 9:14am
Guy Trafford looks at how the plant-based meat industry is developing in China and whether it is a threat to New Zealand exporters. Boris seems to have taken a leaf from Trump's book. And Hawkes Bay looks to storing water, again
Guy Trafford looks at how the plant-based meat industry is developing in China and whether it is a threat to New Zealand exporters. Boris seems to have taken a leaf from Trump's book. And Hawkes Bay looks to storing water, again
30th Aug 19, 9:14am
28th Aug 19, 3:05pm
Fonterra says its milk volumes in Australia were down nearly 29% in the first month of the new season, following on from a more than 20% drop for the whole of last season
Fonterra says its milk volumes in Australia were down nearly 29% in the first month of the new season, following on from a more than 20% drop for the whole of last season
28th Aug 19, 3:05pm
28th Aug 19, 2:21pm
Demand out of China for logs is rising, and prices are expected to follow. But trade war impacts may affect this. India demand variable but good. Local sawmills face lower local demand especially for industrial grades
Demand out of China for logs is rising, and prices are expected to follow. But trade war impacts may affect this. India demand variable but good. Local sawmills face lower local demand especially for industrial grades
28th Aug 19, 2:21pm
28th Aug 19, 9:47am
Mike Joy’s foray into the US will largely fall upon deaf ears, claims Guy Trafford. But the risks from synthetic milks are a greater long-term threat to New Zealand dairying he reckons
Mike Joy’s foray into the US will largely fall upon deaf ears, claims Guy Trafford. But the risks from synthetic milks are a greater long-term threat to New Zealand dairying he reckons
28th Aug 19, 9:47am
23rd Aug 19, 9:21am
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'
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
23rd Aug 19, 8:47am
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
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
22nd Aug 19, 9:19am
Wool crushed by trade war tariffs. Kiwi traders watch for risks and opportunities from impending Brexit earthquake. Farmers face election risks. Potential polar weather extremes
Wool crushed by trade war tariffs. Kiwi traders watch for risks and opportunities from impending Brexit earthquake. Farmers face election risks. Potential polar weather extremes
22nd Aug 19, 9:19am
21st Aug 19, 11:19am
The number of farms sold in the three months to July was down by a quarter compared to a year earlier
The number of farms sold in the three months to July was down by a quarter compared to a year earlier
21st Aug 19, 11:19am
20th Aug 19, 10:08am
Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s Australian operations must now be centre stage to Fonterra’s financial unravelling
Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s Australian operations must now be centre stage to Fonterra’s financial unravelling
20th Aug 19, 10:08am
17th Aug 19, 9:22am
Guy Trafford stresses over Fonterra's extended run of woes, wishes environmental critics weren't so opaque and superficial, and continues his spring-cleanout with a wish for more taxes on waste (really)
Guy Trafford stresses over Fonterra's extended run of woes, wishes environmental critics weren't so opaque and superficial, and continues his spring-cleanout with a wish for more taxes on waste (really)
17th Aug 19, 9:22am
14th Aug 19, 10:53am
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
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
13th Aug 19, 8:15am
Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s capital shortage has now got a great deal worse, with no easy answers
Keith Woodford explains how Fonterra’s capital shortage has now got a great deal worse, with no easy answers
13th Aug 19, 8:15am
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12th Aug 19, 8:56am
Fonterra says it is set to lose between $590 mln and $675 mln in the just-completed financial year after writing down the value of more of its assets; $800 mln debt reduction target not achieved; board discussion on capital structure
[Updated]
Fonterra says it is set to lose between $590 mln and $675 mln in the just-completed financial year after writing down the value of more of its assets; $800 mln debt reduction target not achieved; board discussion on capital structure
12th Aug 19, 8:56am
10th Aug 19, 12:52pm
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China overtakes the USA as our main market for beef. Although pushed up by the ASF demand recently, the long-term trend was already in play boosted by Chinese dietary changes. But other competitors are challenging for China's demand too
China overtakes the USA as our main market for beef. Although pushed up by the ASF demand recently, the long-term trend was already in play boosted by Chinese dietary changes. But other competitors are challenging for China's demand too
10th Aug 19, 12:52pm
10th Aug 19, 9:47am
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There is no reason for ‘carbon guilt’ over New Zealand's meat or milk says Federated Farmers, who claim the advantages we hold benefit the world
There is no reason for ‘carbon guilt’ over New Zealand's meat or milk says Federated Farmers, who claim the advantages we hold benefit the world
10th Aug 19, 9:47am
9th Aug 19, 9:45am
Guy Trafford summarises the latest Government roll out of climate change rules. And he hopes RBNZ action isn’t a precursor of lean times ahead
Guy Trafford summarises the latest Government roll out of climate change rules. And he hopes RBNZ action isn’t a precursor of lean times ahead
9th Aug 19, 9:45am
8th Aug 19, 8:09am
Guy Trafford reviews the drivers of the latest GDT auction. Fonterra struggles to shrug off its Beingmate shares. And Guy speculates on how NZ First would go as a farmer bedfellow
Guy Trafford reviews the drivers of the latest GDT auction. Fonterra struggles to shrug off its Beingmate shares. And Guy speculates on how NZ First would go as a farmer bedfellow
8th Aug 19, 8:09am
7th Aug 19, 10:26am
Fonterra is now planning to sell part of its ill-starred investment in China's Beingmate on-market having failed to find a buyer for the whole 18.8% stake
Fonterra is now planning to sell part of its ill-starred investment in China's Beingmate on-market having failed to find a buyer for the whole 18.8% stake
7th Aug 19, 10:26am
5th Aug 19, 4:49pm
Allan Barber reports on the red meat sector's views of the future, and their place in the food chain - including being "really bold to get ahead of the game on climate and environmental change" - while staying science-based
Allan Barber reports on the red meat sector's views of the future, and their place in the food chain - including being "really bold to get ahead of the game on climate and environmental change" - while staying science-based
5th Aug 19, 4:49pm
5th Aug 19, 1:53pm
Keith Woodford calls on the Government to rethink its forestry policies so as to favour all New Zealanders of present and future generations, and to constrain the narrow-based behaviours of international investors
Keith Woodford calls on the Government to rethink its forestry policies so as to favour all New Zealanders of present and future generations, and to constrain the narrow-based behaviours of international investors
5th Aug 19, 1:53pm

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