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2nd Mar 20, 11:54am
Keith Woodford says the implications of coronavirus COVID-19 have become much starker for New Zealand as the virus goes global
Keith Woodford says the implications of coronavirus COVID-19 have become much starker for New Zealand as the virus goes global
2nd Mar 20, 11:54am
28th Feb 20, 11:56am
Guy Trafford reviews the fast-changing situation around China's dairy demand and NZ's access and ability to supply
Guy Trafford reviews the fast-changing situation around China's dairy demand and NZ's access and ability to supply
28th Feb 20, 11:56am
26th Feb 20, 4:19pm
Guy Trafford updates the Covid-19 situation and is growing impact on the rural sector. Decisions are hard, and in combination with very dry conditions, likely to get even harder
Guy Trafford updates the Covid-19 situation and is growing impact on the rural sector. Decisions are hard, and in combination with very dry conditions, likely to get even harder
26th Feb 20, 4:19pm
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
20th Feb 20, 11:15am
The twin threats of coronavirus and drought are putting different kinds of pressure on dairy prices
The twin threats of coronavirus and drought are putting different kinds of pressure on dairy prices
20th Feb 20, 11:15am
19th Feb 20, 12:08pm
Dairy farms the hardest hit in rural property downturn but lifestyle block sales buck the trend, latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures show
Dairy farms the hardest hit in rural property downturn but lifestyle block sales buck the trend, latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures show
19th Feb 20, 12:08pm
15th Feb 20, 2:05pm
Keith Woodford says COVID-19 is a black swan event that is likely to have larger effects across the New Zealand and global economy than currently recognised, but with New Zealand agri-food likely to be buffered
Keith Woodford says COVID-19 is a black swan event that is likely to have larger effects across the New Zealand and global economy than currently recognised, but with New Zealand agri-food likely to be buffered
15th Feb 20, 2:05pm
13th Feb 20, 10:51am
Allan Barber sees the UK moving into a period of uncertainty as it tries to set up new trade deals with a range of partners and 'friends' who try to take advantage of their weakened negotiating position
Allan Barber sees the UK moving into a period of uncertainty as it tries to set up new trade deals with a range of partners and 'friends' who try to take advantage of their weakened negotiating position
13th Feb 20, 10:51am
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

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Days to the General Election: 35
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