Rural News

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
19th Dec 19, 9:12am
Guy Trafford has a look back over the year and says environmental issues have made the most impact in 2019 but that may get a little quieter in 2020 as politicians let the ink dry. The wild card is the election
Guy Trafford has a look back over the year and says environmental issues have made the most impact in 2019 but that may get a little quieter in 2020 as politicians let the ink dry. The wild card is the election
19th Dec 19, 9:12am
18th Dec 19, 10:43am
A price of around $7.50 per kilogram of milk solids is still seen as likely for Fonterra farmers, with the sharp falls in auction prices seen as being a glitch
A price of around $7.50 per kilogram of milk solids is still seen as likely for Fonterra farmers, with the sharp falls in auction prices seen as being a glitch
18th Dec 19, 10:43am
17th Dec 19, 11:25am
by Guest
Strong demand for New Zealand product sees Rabobank lift its 2019/20 milk price forecast by +$0.45/kgMS and that rise puts it near the top of most analyst's current estimates
Strong demand for New Zealand product sees Rabobank lift its 2019/20 milk price forecast by +$0.45/kgMS and that rise puts it near the top of most analyst's current estimates
17th Dec 19, 11:25am
12th Dec 19, 11:11am
Three laws are about to come into force which will have some impact on the rural community and for a change they come with benefits. And, Chinese consumers are increasing their acceptance of dairy products
Three laws are about to come into force which will have some impact on the rural community and for a change they come with benefits. And, Chinese consumers are increasing their acceptance of dairy products
12th Dec 19, 11:11am
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
11th Dec 19, 9:54am
Nature has shown it definitely has the upper hand. Soil carbon science may challenge some current practices. The Government's freshwater proposals have some councils worried about how they are going to pay
Nature has shown it definitely has the upper hand. Soil carbon science may challenge some current practices. The Government's freshwater proposals have some councils worried about how they are going to pay
11th Dec 19, 9:54am
11th Dec 19, 9:52am
Allan Barber assesses progress after four years of 'transformation' at the Alliance Group and finds only modest interim gains in a period of high market demand
Allan Barber assesses progress after four years of 'transformation' at the Alliance Group and finds only modest interim gains in a period of high market demand
11th Dec 19, 9:52am
10th Dec 19, 4:08pm
by Guest
Farmer confidence rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter, but remains at net negative levels overall: Rabobank survey
Farmer confidence rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter, but remains at net negative levels overall: Rabobank survey
10th Dec 19, 4:08pm
9th Dec 19, 10:41am
Keith Woodford explains how our forestry policy is not fit for purpose and will lead to perverse outcomes without much better targeting of permanent forests on the back-country
Keith Woodford explains how our forestry policy is not fit for purpose and will lead to perverse outcomes without much better targeting of permanent forests on the back-country
9th Dec 19, 10:41am
9th Dec 19, 10:06am
a2 Milk Company says its managing director Jayne Hrdlicka 'has agreed to step down' with former chief Geoffrey Babidge retaking the reins for the time being; share price drops sharply
a2 Milk Company says its managing director Jayne Hrdlicka 'has agreed to step down' with former chief Geoffrey Babidge retaking the reins for the time being; share price drops sharply
9th Dec 19, 10:06am
8th Dec 19, 6:02am
The financial lubrication of our rural sector is tightening fast, but as David Chaston shows, it is due to just two large banks - both of whom are, by their actions, choosing urban houses over rural businesses
The financial lubrication of our rural sector is tightening fast, but as David Chaston shows, it is due to just two large banks - both of whom are, by their actions, choosing urban houses over rural businesses
8th Dec 19, 6:02am
6th Dec 19, 9:42am
The news out of Fonterra keeps getting better but so far it is all based upon projections. Let's hope the reality is close, says Guy Trafford
The news out of Fonterra keeps getting better but so far it is all based upon projections. Let's hope the reality is close, says Guy Trafford
6th Dec 19, 9:42am
6th Dec 19, 6:51am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
6th Dec 19, 6:51am
5th Dec 19, 9:48am
Fonterra narrows milk price forecast to $7-$7.60; says new year has started well, but warns of 'several one-off adjustments' that will affect the full year results
Fonterra narrows milk price forecast to $7-$7.60; says new year has started well, but warns of 'several one-off adjustments' that will affect the full year results
5th Dec 19, 9:48am
4th Dec 19, 9:27am
Guy Trafford says food producers need to be actively working on future positioning now despite the current high demand and high prices. Time may be short
Guy Trafford says food producers need to be actively working on future positioning now despite the current high demand and high prices. Time may be short
4th Dec 19, 9:27am
29th Nov 19, 12:21pm
Guy Trafford wonders if the EU farmers approach to wilfully deaf urban virture politicians may gain traction here. And he takes aim at LandCorp’s announcement they will sell sheep dairy milk locally
Guy Trafford wonders if the EU farmers approach to wilfully deaf urban virture politicians may gain traction here. And he takes aim at LandCorp’s announcement they will sell sheep dairy milk locally
29th Nov 19, 12:21pm
27th Nov 19, 5:29pm
by Guest
Farmers say that banks are getting tougher and changing conditions as they seek to contain or even reduce their exposure to agriculture, according to an industry survey
Farmers say that banks are getting tougher and changing conditions as they seek to contain or even reduce their exposure to agriculture, according to an industry survey
27th Nov 19, 5:29pm
27th Nov 19, 2:52pm
In its latest Financial Stability Report the Reserve Bank says options to address excessive dairy debt are limited as farm sales are at historically low levels
In its latest Financial Stability Report the Reserve Bank says options to address excessive dairy debt are limited as farm sales are at historically low levels
27th Nov 19, 2:52pm
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

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