Rural news

10th Apr 20, 1:41pm
Allan Barber hopes that with other immediate priorities, farmers may be left to get on with farming and growing food to supply New Zealand and international consumers
Allan Barber hopes that with other immediate priorities, farmers may be left to get on with farming and growing food to supply New Zealand and international consumers
10th Apr 20, 1:41pm
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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8th Apr 20, 4:41pm
Guy Trafford sees a healthy dairy trade as central to getting our economy back on its feet and the latest GDT auction suggests that element is a positive possibility
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Guy Trafford sees a healthy dairy trade as central to getting our economy back on its feet and the latest GDT auction suggests that element is a positive possibility
8th Apr 20, 4:41pm
7th Apr 20, 5:29pm
The meat industry's fast diversification impresses Guy Trafford. But he wonders where rural workers will come from in the future when we have much stricter visitor controls in place
The meat industry's fast diversification impresses Guy Trafford. But he wonders where rural workers will come from in the future when we have much stricter visitor controls in place
7th Apr 20, 5:29pm
2nd Apr 20, 11:40am
Guy Trafford wonders what the future will look like for our economy and the rural economy specifically. He sees a long wait and a quite different mix of customers who can buy what we have
Guy Trafford wonders what the future will look like for our economy and the rural economy specifically. He sees a long wait and a quite different mix of customers who can buy what we have
2nd Apr 20, 11:40am
31st Mar 20, 1:02pm
Guy Trafford is grateful for where he farms, for the rain, and that prices are holding up for farm outputs. But he is also looking to what lies ahead, post-lockdown
Guy Trafford is grateful for where he farms, for the rain, and that prices are holding up for farm outputs. But he is also looking to what lies ahead, post-lockdown
31st Mar 20, 1:02pm
28th Mar 20, 9:34am
China log prices rise as New Zealand and others shut down and they restart, indicating bullish prospects if the trade can get going again
China log prices rise as New Zealand and others shut down and they restart, indicating bullish prospects if the trade can get going again
28th Mar 20, 9:34am
26th Mar 20, 5:55pm
Guy Trafford hunkers down, keeps things ticking over, is sceptical about banks, watches China for recovery signs, and thinks about tidying up the hedges while waiting for rain
Guy Trafford hunkers down, keeps things ticking over, is sceptical about banks, watches China for recovery signs, and thinks about tidying up the hedges while waiting for rain
26th Mar 20, 5:55pm
26th Mar 20, 10:07am
Allan Barber sees the intricately interwoven global supply chains having to develop a whole new way of interacting with their customer base to survive. But our rural products will be in better shape than most
Allan Barber sees the intricately interwoven global supply chains having to develop a whole new way of interacting with their customer base to survive. But our rural products will be in better shape than most
26th Mar 20, 10:07am
24th Mar 20, 11:47am
Guy Trafford updates what we know about farm operations under the Level 3 and strict Level 4 social restrictions with a focus on the practical considerations
Guy Trafford updates what we know about farm operations under the Level 3 and strict Level 4 social restrictions with a focus on the practical considerations
24th Mar 20, 11:47am
19th Mar 20, 12:05pm
Big drop in the number of farms sold over the last 12 months with dairy farms leading the decline
Big drop in the number of farms sold over the last 12 months with dairy farms leading the decline
19th Mar 20, 12:05pm
19th Mar 20, 10:32am
As the slowdown becomes a shutdown and bailout programs kick in, Guy Trafford takes a close look at the signals reaching the farm gate and tries to make sense of them
As the slowdown becomes a shutdown and bailout programs kick in, Guy Trafford takes a close look at the signals reaching the farm gate and tries to make sense of them
19th Mar 20, 10:32am
18th Mar 20, 10:09am
Guy Trafford sees widespread support for the Government's coronavirus handling, and watches the market responses in the food sector which now consider the China focus an advantage
Guy Trafford sees widespread support for the Government's coronavirus handling, and watches the market responses in the food sector which now consider the China focus an advantage
18th Mar 20, 10:09am
18th Mar 20, 9:03am
Fonterra reports big profit recovery but leaves milk payout forecast unchanged and won't pay an interim dividend
Fonterra reports big profit recovery but leaves milk payout forecast unchanged and won't pay an interim dividend
18th Mar 20, 9:03am
15th Mar 20, 9:09am
Keith Woodford analysis: The decision to go hard and early, requiring everyone entering New Zealand to self-isolate gives New Zealand a chance to stay on top of the COVID-19 coronavirus
Keith Woodford analysis: The decision to go hard and early, requiring everyone entering New Zealand to self-isolate gives New Zealand a chance to stay on top of the COVID-19 coronavirus
15th Mar 20, 9:09am
12th Mar 20, 7:07pm
March will be a crucial month in which it will become clear whether or not the spread of Covid-19 can be contained. Allan Barber says this one fact will determine whether the global economy can avoid recession and return to growth
March will be a crucial month in which it will become clear whether or not the spread of Covid-19 can be contained. Allan Barber says this one fact will determine whether the global economy can avoid recession and return to growth
12th Mar 20, 7:07pm
12th Mar 20, 2:18pm
Guy Trafford is encouraged by reports China is getting back to work, and our export volumes are moving faster again as a result
Guy Trafford is encouraged by reports China is getting back to work, and our export volumes are moving faster again as a result
12th Mar 20, 2:18pm
11th Mar 20, 10:01am
Some farmers don't see strong proactive or protective community or Government action being prepared to deal with a local coronavirus outbreak, so are doing their their own ad hoc preparations
Some farmers don't see strong proactive or protective community or Government action being prepared to deal with a local coronavirus outbreak, so are doing their their own ad hoc preparations
11th Mar 20, 10:01am
9th Mar 20, 9:46am
Keith Woodford says New Zealand has to act quickly with more travel restrictions if it is to hold back the COVID-19 pandemic
Keith Woodford says New Zealand has to act quickly with more travel restrictions if it is to hold back the COVID-19 pandemic
9th Mar 20, 9:46am
5th Mar 20, 2:31pm
Guy Trafford is impressed that dairy prices held their levels at the most recent auction, even more so in NZ currency. He also looks at economic stimulus measures banks and the Government could consider
Guy Trafford is impressed that dairy prices held their levels at the most recent auction, even more so in NZ currency. He also looks at economic stimulus measures banks and the Government could consider
5th Mar 20, 2:31pm

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