Rural News

13th Feb 20, 10:50am
Although the situation for those living in China largely depends upon where people live, the coronavirus is having a negative impact upon their agricultural production
Although the situation for those living in China largely depends upon where people live, the coronavirus is having a negative impact upon their agricultural production
13th Feb 20, 10:50am
12th Feb 20, 11:47am
Guy Trafford ponders whether the trade interruption due to the coronavirus provides a chance to rethink what we do with our food resources
Guy Trafford ponders whether the trade interruption due to the coronavirus provides a chance to rethink what we do with our food resources
12th Feb 20, 11:47am
11th Feb 20, 7:25am
Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
11th Feb 20, 7:25am
5th Feb 20, 12:26pm
Guy Trafford assesses the impact disruptions in our ag trade with China are having locally, and how long the turmoil might last
Guy Trafford assesses the impact disruptions in our ag trade with China are having locally, and how long the turmoil might last
5th Feb 20, 12:26pm
3rd Feb 20, 5:00am
Terry Baucher talks to John Lohrentz about his proposal to to use tax incentives/disincentives to encourage change and innovation, which for an agricultural economy like New Zealand represents a huge opportunity
Terry Baucher talks to John Lohrentz about his proposal to to use tax incentives/disincentives to encourage change and innovation, which for an agricultural economy like New Zealand represents a huge opportunity
3rd Feb 20, 5:00am
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
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
30th Jan 20, 10:31am
Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
30th Jan 20, 10:31am
30th Jan 20, 9:47am
International dairy prices are looking sound, however not everything is rosy in the US. Meanwhile the local dry spell is starting to get serious and may impact commodity prices, while the coronavirus has everyone watching
International dairy prices are looking sound, however not everything is rosy in the US. Meanwhile the local dry spell is starting to get serious and may impact commodity prices, while the coronavirus has everyone watching
30th Jan 20, 9:47am
29th Jan 20, 2:34pm
Does crossbred sheep wool have a future? Nothing in Guy Trafford’s crystal ball offers much hope. At the moment it is a matter of limiting the losses
Does crossbred sheep wool have a future? Nothing in Guy Trafford’s crystal ball offers much hope. At the moment it is a matter of limiting the losses
29th Jan 20, 2:34pm
29th Jan 20, 10:12am
Allan Barber sees a new decade with an unprecedented set of challenges which some farmers may decide they can’t handle. Others will welcome the challenge and have a strong desire to prove they can thrive
Allan Barber sees a new decade with an unprecedented set of challenges which some farmers may decide they can’t handle. Others will welcome the challenge and have a strong desire to prove they can thrive
29th Jan 20, 10:12am
23rd Jan 20, 11:44am
Guy Trafford wonders how farms can compete with shorter, easier urban working conditions, especially when farms are price takers and urban businesses are price setters. Only immigrants seem to be prepared to work hard on farms
Guy Trafford wonders how farms can compete with shorter, easier urban working conditions, especially when farms are price takers and urban businesses are price setters. Only immigrants seem to be prepared to work hard on farms
23rd Jan 20, 11:44am
22nd Jan 20, 11:23am
Farm sales were well down last year but the lifestyle block market was flat
Farm sales were well down last year but the lifestyle block market was flat
22nd Jan 20, 11:23am
22nd Jan 20, 9:44am
Guy Trafford sees Australia's climate woes as a warning to New Zealand, and that mitigation, adaption, preparation and remediation need to be worked on here, now. Meanwhile, processors have been cutting prices to farmers
Guy Trafford sees Australia's climate woes as a warning to New Zealand, and that mitigation, adaption, preparation and remediation need to be worked on here, now. Meanwhile, processors have been cutting prices to farmers
22nd Jan 20, 9:44am
15th Jan 20, 9:13am
Allan Barber reports the fall in schedule prices is a temporary transition as markets adjust to Chinese and American changes, and strong underlying demand will see them rise within months
Allan Barber reports the fall in schedule prices is a temporary transition as markets adjust to Chinese and American changes, and strong underlying demand will see them rise within months
15th Jan 20, 9:13am
13th Jan 20, 9:59am
Keith Woodford explains how the artificial-food debate has lost sight of the fundamental biological and physical sciences, at which stage it becomes science fiction led by shock-jock commmunicators
Keith Woodford explains how the artificial-food debate has lost sight of the fundamental biological and physical sciences, at which stage it becomes science fiction led by shock-jock commmunicators
13th Jan 20, 9:59am
6th Jan 20, 10:11am
For ten years, banks incentivised staff to 'help farmers grow their business'. That led to over-lending in the dairy sector, and the recent bank pullback means farm prices are in decline and potential sellers face ugly options
For ten years, banks incentivised staff to 'help farmers grow their business'. That led to over-lending in the dairy sector, and the recent bank pullback means farm prices are in decline and potential sellers face ugly options
6th Jan 20, 10:11am
30th Dec 19, 10:24am
by Guest
Opinion: To take advantage of water as a unique strategic asset, one that could power our economy and make us less dependent on fossil fuels, we are going to have to build and pay to reap those advantages
Opinion: To take advantage of water as a unique strategic asset, one that could power our economy and make us less dependent on fossil fuels, we are going to have to build and pay to reap those advantages
30th Dec 19, 10:24am
21st Dec 19, 9:15am
Fonterra’s purchase of minority assets at Chilean Prolesur is a divorce that had to occur, but it is just the first step in resolving Fonterra’s Chilean situation
Fonterra’s purchase of minority assets at Chilean Prolesur is a divorce that had to occur, but it is just the first step in resolving Fonterra’s Chilean situation
21st Dec 19, 9:15am
20th Dec 19, 3:36pm
The number of dairy farm sales has slumped even though prices appear to be holding up
The number of dairy farm sales has slumped even though prices appear to be holding up
20th Dec 19, 3:36pm
20th Dec 19, 10:14am
Eighty percent of New Zealand's log exports are to China, but challenges from Europe and their salvage spruce logs is significant. The India trade remains difficult. Sawn timber markets struggle on
Eighty percent of New Zealand's log exports are to China, but challenges from Europe and their salvage spruce logs is significant. The India trade remains difficult. Sawn timber markets struggle on
20th Dec 19, 10:14am

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