Rural News

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
8th Jun 19, 9:12am
Federated Farmers says its quoting of bank lobby group CEO warning of perceived cost of RBNZ bank capital proposals in press release on farmer banking survey was part of ensuring balance & right of reply
Federated Farmers says its quoting of bank lobby group CEO warning of perceived cost of RBNZ bank capital proposals in press release on farmer banking survey was part of ensuring balance & right of reply
8th Jun 19, 9:12am
7th Jun 19, 3:15pm
Keith Woodford assesses the latest DIRA update and concludes it just nibbles with the status quo and avoids the big decisions
Keith Woodford assesses the latest DIRA update and concludes it just nibbles with the status quo and avoids the big decisions
7th Jun 19, 3:15pm
6th Jun 19, 5:05pm
Federated Farmers survey shows average farmer interest rates down 10 basis points in six months to May as proportion of farmers who say they feel undue pressure from their banks rises
Federated Farmers survey shows average farmer interest rates down 10 basis points in six months to May as proportion of farmers who say they feel undue pressure from their banks rises
6th Jun 19, 5:05pm
6th Jun 19, 11:10am
Federated Farmers supports banks in their campaign to retain unusually low capital levels. But banks are withdrawing support for farmers who are under-capitalised
Federated Farmers supports banks in their campaign to retain unusually low capital levels. But banks are withdrawing support for farmers who are under-capitalised
6th Jun 19, 11:10am
5th Jun 19, 10:53am
Ripples from changing Chinese regulation cause sharp reactions in dairy markets. New markets open up in other Asian countries. MPB compensation lag exposed
Ripples from changing Chinese regulation cause sharp reactions in dairy markets. New markets open up in other Asian countries. MPB compensation lag exposed
5th Jun 19, 10:53am
1st Jun 19, 9:46am
Keith Woodford exposes another difficult issue that has to be understood and resolved in relation to New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill
Keith Woodford exposes another difficult issue that has to be understood and resolved in relation to New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill
1st Jun 19, 9:46am
31st May 19, 8:39am
Guy Trafford sees little for the rural sector to fear in Budget 2019 with generally gentle and positive support for agriculture's moves to a more sustainable base
Guy Trafford sees little for the rural sector to fear in Budget 2019 with generally gentle and positive support for agriculture's moves to a more sustainable base
31st May 19, 8:39am
30th May 19, 4:33pm
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
30th May 19, 4:33pm
30th May 19, 11:15am
China's drive to escape the middle-income trap is a work-in-progress, one that comes as it navigates the trade challenges from the US - and one that may benefit New Zealand
China's drive to escape the middle-income trap is a work-in-progress, one that comes as it navigates the trade challenges from the US - and one that may benefit New Zealand
30th May 19, 11:15am
29th May 19, 10:02am
The international agricultural trade weather forecast turns stormy with some gusts likely to affect New Zealand farmers. Long term financial risks are also on the horizon
The international agricultural trade weather forecast turns stormy with some gusts likely to affect New Zealand farmers. Long term financial risks are also on the horizon
29th May 19, 10:02am
29th May 19, 9:16am
Farmers committed to scientific solutions that achieve the goals of the Zero Carbon Act, ignoring the sideline sledging by the politicised green lobbyists. Active strategic change is required in pasture and animal management
Farmers committed to scientific solutions that achieve the goals of the Zero Carbon Act, ignoring the sideline sledging by the politicised green lobbyists. Active strategic change is required in pasture and animal management
29th May 19, 9:16am
27th May 19, 2:00pm
The latest numbers say that Fonterra is struggling to turn around both its performance and its balance sheet, says Keith Woodford
The latest numbers say that Fonterra is struggling to turn around both its performance and its balance sheet, says Keith Woodford
27th May 19, 2:00pm
24th May 19, 1:41pm
Fonterra faces a simpler, but probably less profitable future as its transformation takes place in markets that are growing increasingly uncertain. It may be becoming a dulled beast
Fonterra faces a simpler, but probably less profitable future as its transformation takes place in markets that are growing increasingly uncertain. It may be becoming a dulled beast
24th May 19, 1:41pm
23rd May 19, 9:02am
Fonterra has come in slightly below market predictions with its milk price forecast for the new season; confirms closure of Australian plant; puts China farms up for review
Fonterra has come in slightly below market predictions with its milk price forecast for the new season; confirms closure of Australian plant; puts China farms up for review
23rd May 19, 9:02am
22nd May 19, 12:50pm
Bank economists say the global dairy prices and outlook are pointing to a farmgate milk price in excess of $7 per kilogram of milk solids in the new season
Bank economists say the global dairy prices and outlook are pointing to a farmgate milk price in excess of $7 per kilogram of milk solids in the new season
22nd May 19, 12:50pm
22nd May 19, 12:22pm
Sales of dairy farms and lifestyle blocks are well down on a year ago
Sales of dairy farms and lifestyle blocks are well down on a year ago
22nd May 19, 12:22pm
22nd May 19, 9:01am
Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming
Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming
22nd May 19, 9:01am

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