Rural News

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4th Jul 19, 1:38pm
Shareholders vote overwhelmingly in favour of $588 million takeover deal for Westland Co-operative Dairy Company; regulatory hurdles still ahead; NZ First - it's a sad day
[Updated]
Shareholders vote overwhelmingly in favour of $588 million takeover deal for Westland Co-operative Dairy Company; regulatory hurdles still ahead; NZ First - it's a sad day
4th Jul 19, 1:38pm
4th Jul 19, 10:05am
Tough choices are on the table for Westland's co-op members given that the status quo is unsustainable. ANZ's dairy debt exposure has everyone in a tight spot
Tough choices are on the table for Westland's co-op members given that the status quo is unsustainable. ANZ's dairy debt exposure has everyone in a tight spot
4th Jul 19, 10:05am
3rd Jul 19, 3:37pm
Guy Trafford looks at the recent prosecution of Evergreen Life for its adulteration of manuka honey and also looks at other examples which are going unchallenged
Guy Trafford looks at the recent prosecution of Evergreen Life for its adulteration of manuka honey and also looks at other examples which are going unchallenged
3rd Jul 19, 3:37pm
27th Jun 19, 11:27am
by Guest
Sheep, beef, horticulture farmers drive improved rural sentiment, as expectations of rising product demand grow. But better market vibes are countered by worries over Government policy twists
Sheep, beef, horticulture farmers drive improved rural sentiment, as expectations of rising product demand grow. But better market vibes are countered by worries over Government policy twists
27th Jun 19, 11:27am
27th Jun 19, 9:55am
Guy Trafford looks at how the Irish dairy industry is dealing with tariffs, prices, demand and most importantly, environmental issues. The Westland-Yili endgame is also updated
Guy Trafford looks at how the Irish dairy industry is dealing with tariffs, prices, demand and most importantly, environmental issues. The Westland-Yili endgame is also updated
27th Jun 19, 9:55am
26th Jun 19, 12:22pm
A season of two halves draws to a close with Fonterra's NZ milk production only just slightly up on the 'weak' figures of a year earlier; forecasts similar volumes for new season
A season of two halves draws to a close with Fonterra's NZ milk production only just slightly up on the 'weak' figures of a year earlier; forecasts similar volumes for new season
26th Jun 19, 12:22pm
26th Jun 19, 11:42am
Guy Trafford reminds us of New Zealand’s natural advantages and hopes they don’t get lost in the drive to meet short term goals
Guy Trafford reminds us of New Zealand’s natural advantages and hopes they don’t get lost in the drive to meet short term goals
26th Jun 19, 11:42am
25th Jun 19, 4:58pm
Both ANZ and KPMG issue reports on the rural sector. ANZ tries to capture the alchemy of performance and profitability. KPMG warns that farming needs to be reimagined to survive
Both ANZ and KPMG issue reports on the rural sector. ANZ tries to capture the alchemy of performance and profitability. KPMG warns that farming needs to be reimagined to survive
25th Jun 19, 4:58pm
25th Jun 19, 10:30am
Keith Woodford says Yili’s bid for Westland Milk can look different to farmers with livelihoods at stake than it does to outsiders
Keith Woodford says Yili’s bid for Westland Milk can look different to farmers with livelihoods at stake than it does to outsiders
25th Jun 19, 10:30am
21st Jun 19, 10:32am
Rural property market weak as farmers grapple with pastoral land being converted to forestry and tougher lending conditions from banks
Rural property market weak as farmers grapple with pastoral land being converted to forestry and tougher lending conditions from banks
21st Jun 19, 10:32am
20th Jun 19, 12:42pm
Guy Trafford looks at what the new dairy season may bring given that GDT auction prices have dropped for the third time in succession
Guy Trafford looks at what the new dairy season may bring given that GDT auction prices have dropped for the third time in succession
20th Jun 19, 12:42pm
19th Jun 19, 11:34am
Sheep and Beef farmers are increasingly concerned at the potential for productive food producing land being lost to forestry
Sheep and Beef farmers are increasingly concerned at the potential for productive food producing land being lost to forestry
19th Jun 19, 11:34am
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17th Jun 19, 5:23pm
Lenders to be required to mediate with indebted farmers who default on payments before taking enforcement action under proposed law thought-up by NZ First and taken-up by the Government
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Lenders to be required to mediate with indebted farmers who default on payments before taking enforcement action under proposed law thought-up by NZ First and taken-up by the Government
17th Jun 19, 5:23pm
17th Jun 19, 9:16am
Price drops in China for logs, decrease less in India. Some export sawn timber products suffering big price drops. Local market remains very stable
Price drops in China for logs, decrease less in India. Some export sawn timber products suffering big price drops. Local market remains very stable
17th Jun 19, 9:16am
16th Jun 19, 9:14am
Guy Trafford takes a look at some of the water issues surrounding Canterbury particularly the Selwyn District and believes there is a brighter future ahead - eventually
Guy Trafford takes a look at some of the water issues surrounding Canterbury particularly the Selwyn District and believes there is a brighter future ahead - eventually
16th Jun 19, 9:14am
13th Jun 19, 1:29pm
The National Party is proposing a new Primary Sector Visa for migrant labour, as well as an expansion of the existing seasonal work scheme and expansion of working holiday visas
The National Party is proposing a new Primary Sector Visa for migrant labour, as well as an expansion of the existing seasonal work scheme and expansion of working holiday visas
13th Jun 19, 1:29pm
13th Jun 19, 10:00am
by Guest
Genetic gains in the dairy industry look set to contribute $3 billion to the national economy in the next decade. A funding boost from an unlikely source looks set to accelerate that even further
Genetic gains in the dairy industry look set to contribute $3 billion to the national economy in the next decade. A funding boost from an unlikely source looks set to accelerate that even further
13th Jun 19, 10:00am
13th Jun 19, 8:28am
Hawke's Bay irrigation back on the table courtesy of the Provincial Growth Fund. The Costco impact. New regulation may kill live animal exports
Hawke's Bay irrigation back on the table courtesy of the Provincial Growth Fund. The Costco impact. New regulation may kill live animal exports
13th Jun 19, 8:28am
12th Jun 19, 9:15am
Larger numbers of dairy beef cattle are being raised, chasing the growing China meat appetite. Many factors suggest that not only can markets take the higher volumes, competition will keep prices up
Larger numbers of dairy beef cattle are being raised, chasing the growing China meat appetite. Many factors suggest that not only can markets take the higher volumes, competition will keep prices up
12th Jun 19, 9:15am
10th Jun 19, 5:16pm
Keith Woodford says crippling carbon liabilities attaching to land that is carbon farmed will be all that is left after foreign investors harvest the first cycle gains
Keith Woodford says crippling carbon liabilities attaching to land that is carbon farmed will be all that is left after foreign investors harvest the first cycle gains
10th Jun 19, 5:16pm

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