Rural news

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
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

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