Rural news

15 Aug 18, 8:51am
A few farmers who game rural regulations on intensive practices to protect water quality are undermining the progress of best-practice farming, says Guy Trafford who supports clearer rules and stiffer protections
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15 Aug 18, 8:25am
Embattled dairy giant Fonterra has appointed Miles Hurrell as interim CEO with immediate effect; Theo Spierings will leave at the end of the month
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11 Aug 18, 10:34am
Guy Trafford and IrrigationNZ's Andrew Curtis argue irrigation and agreement on water policy will be crucial for food production in the future
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10 Aug 18, 8:58am
Fonterra says dividend will be just 10c, down from 40c, while final milk price for season just gone has been cut to $6.70 from the expected $6.75; Shareholders' Council says situation 'unacceptable'
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9 Aug 18, 3:38pm
The red meat sector is changing fast, as fast as its trading environment. Allan Barber assesses whether they are keeping up with all the transitions going on around them
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9 Aug 18, 1:33pm
Dairy giant Fonterra has gone into a trading halt on NZX while it determines whether earnings from the July year will be different to that previously forecast
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8 Aug 18, 12:49pm
Keith Woodford explains how the complexities of Mycoplasma bovis eradication and compensation are causing great human stress
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8 Aug 18, 9:36am
Dairy prices flat-line and questions rise over new season payout levels. Questions also mount over MPIs MPB crisis management
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8 Aug 18, 5:00am
Rabobank NZ says it operates with 'completely appropriate independence' from sister bank Rabobank Australia and its Dutch parent as concerns are raised
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7 Aug 18, 11:34am
Irrigation is essential if we are to build practical resilience to climate change and prevent parched lands and roaming wildfires, says Guy Trafford
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3 Aug 18, 8:36am
Red meat exporters schooled in the key factors needed to succeed in China - and not risking it all there despite the lures is also a core takeaway
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2 Aug 18, 2:25pm
Rabobank reports survey results from China that indicate sustainability attributes are set to play increasing role in Chinese food choices, especially for horticulture products
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2 Aug 18, 12:31pm
While there may be bumps in the road at present, MFAT's key negotiator sees bright prospects for our primary products and the story they can tell. Non-tariff barriers are the greater threat, he says
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1 Aug 18, 11:23am
Westland Milk Products' future up in the air as investment strategists consider merging, divesting or bringing in a cornerstone investor to the co-operative
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1 Aug 18, 10:46am
Westland Milk strategy review casts a wide focus to find higher value add. Vets issue no-transport advice for MPB herds
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31 Jul 18, 4:23pm
The intricacies of the Brexit separation catches NZ lamb in the crossfire. Wool's struggles get a further tech challenge. Mt White sale exposes fish hooks
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28 Jul 18, 10:31am
Guy Trafford takes a look at a research report that puts a spotlight on key challenges facing Fonterra
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27 Jul 18, 10:30am
Fonterra chairman John Wilson stood down on Friday, citing health reasons. Fonterra critic Shane Jones has a few words of advice for new chairman John Monaghan
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27 Jul 18, 9:41am
Fonterra chairman John Wilson quits after serious health scare, being replaced by John Monaghan, a director of the co-operative for 10 years
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26 Jul 18, 12:04pm
As peak cow arrives, farmers search for cost-effective alternatives for irrigated land use - and sheep dairy is getting the attention of some heavy hitters
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