Rural news

20 Jun 18, 2:26pm
Farm prices have generally been firmer but dairy farm prices are down compared to a year ago
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20 Jun 18, 10:21am
For sheep & beef farmers, the tradeoffs needed to meet tighter GHG regulation are becoming clearer. If methane is out of the basic equation, less than 10% planted in trees could mop up all liable emissions
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20 Jun 18, 6:27am
The only consequence Shane Jones has faced for his attacks on corporate NZ is increased airtime & more column inches. Jason Walls doesn't expect him to stop anytime soon
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18 Jun 18, 7:41am
Keith Woodford explains how the arrival date of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand is crucial to the eradication prospects
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14 Jun 18, 3:08pm
Winston Peters says ‘heads should roll’ at Fonterra over its loss on China's Beingmate, says the buck stops at the top
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14 Jun 18, 8:32am
Government ministers try to build bridges with the rural community, some by 'friendship', some by bullying. Also, why are there three national farm databases? wonders Guy Trafford
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13 Jun 18, 4:09pm
The ‘First Citizen of the Provinces’ has called for the resignation of another top public-sector figure – Fonterra Chairman John Wilson
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13 Jun 18, 10:46am
The coming country of origin brand campaign, the new Environment Strategy, and the Red Meat Story bolster a strong environmental backstory for the Taste Pure Nature pitch
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13 Jun 18, 10:05am
Strong demand from the US and EU for clear lumber produced by New Zealand mills with prices rising to record highs. China demand high but softening as prices rise. Domestic demand steady
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13 Jun 18, 8:55am
Real science puts agricultural methane in its proper place as a contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions, a 'flow' pollutant and less concerning than 'stock' pollutants like carbon dioxide
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11 Jun 18, 4:11pm
Allan Barber reviews some decidedly average results by the key meat processors, even as farmer returns are high in the face of aggressive competition
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7 Jun 18, 10:09am
Dairy Report: Perceptions of who-pays-what for m.bovis culling needs balance. But new dairy season payout estimates underline the sector's sustainable strength
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6 Jun 18, 11:10am
Guy Trafford (bravely) looks at the big international influences in markets important to sheep and beef farmers as they start thinking about next year's budgets
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5 Jun 18, 9:49am
Federated Farmers' member survey shows farmer satisfaction with banks holding at about 80% positive, but sharemilker satisfaction is down sharply
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5 Jun 18, 7:58am
Keith Woodford explains why European semen is the likely source of the disease, and how this helps explain the rapid spread
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2 Jun 18, 9:44am
Dairy Report: China, the US and the EU may be pushing on, developing their own dairy industries, but prime New Zealand dairy farms are selling for increasingly higher prices
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1 Jun 18, 9:15am
Already-stressed farmers will need to use all resources available to cope with the added impact of mycoplasma bovis. Their personal resilience faces a severe test
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30 May 18, 12:08pm
After coming under pressure for not taking calves through to greater age and potential, MPB risks have now suddenly turned that on its head
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30 May 18, 8:58am
In a second open letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Keith Woodford highlights some ‘coalface’ issues that MPI is really struggling with, right now
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28 May 18, 9:36pm
Keith Woodford says the Government is underestimating the animal and human welfare issues in its MPB plan, along with underestimating the complexity of the compensation claims
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