Rural News

24th May 19, 1:41pm
Fonterra faces a simplier, but probably less profitable future as its transformation takes place in markets that are growing increasingly uncertain. It may be becoming a dulled beast
Fonterra faces a simplier, but probably less profitable future as its transformation takes place in markets that are growing increasingly uncertain. It may be becoming a dulled beast
24th May 19, 1:41pm
23rd May 19, 9:02am
Fonterra has come in slightly below market predictions with its milk price forecast for the new season; confirms closure of Australian plant; puts China farms up for review
Fonterra has come in slightly below market predictions with its milk price forecast for the new season; confirms closure of Australian plant; puts China farms up for review
23rd May 19, 9:02am
22nd May 19, 12:50pm
Bank economists say the global dairy prices and outlook are pointing to a farmgate milk price in excess of $7 per kilogram of milk solids in the new season
Bank economists say the global dairy prices and outlook are pointing to a farmgate milk price in excess of $7 per kilogram of milk solids in the new season
22nd May 19, 12:50pm
22nd May 19, 12:22pm
Sales of dairy farms and lifestyle blocks are well down on a year ago
Sales of dairy farms and lifestyle blocks are well down on a year ago
22nd May 19, 12:22pm
22nd May 19, 9:01am
Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming
Guy Trafford points out that political assumptions about the value of cropping and forestry and the threat of livestock farming may not have a scientific basis, resulting in flawed policy rules and counterproductive gaming
22nd May 19, 9:01am
20th May 19, 5:59pm
RBNZ enforces $10.1b increase in risk weighted assets on ANZ NZ related to mortgage and farm lending in a move that comes with an $800 mln increase to ANZ NZ's minimum regulatory capital requirements
RBNZ enforces $10.1b increase in risk weighted assets on ANZ NZ related to mortgage and farm lending in a move that comes with an $800 mln increase to ANZ NZ's minimum regulatory capital requirements
20th May 19, 5:59pm
18th May 19, 10:18am
Guy Trafford wants all industries held to the same standards as agriculture in the worthy drive to reduce emissions, and wants less political posturing by those pointing their (well traveled) fingers
Guy Trafford wants all industries held to the same standards as agriculture in the worthy drive to reduce emissions, and wants less political posturing by those pointing their (well traveled) fingers
18th May 19, 10:18am
18th May 19, 9:46am
A rising US dollar is limiting the buying power of Chinese log buyers as trade war consequences start to bite locally. Export prices down. Local mill supply up
A rising US dollar is limiting the buying power of Chinese log buyers as trade war consequences start to bite locally. Export prices down. Local mill supply up
18th May 19, 9:46am
15th May 19, 4:48pm
Guy Trafford muses on the role of foreign ownership in New Zealand, and the offshore market access advantage it has which is vital for how our agricultural commodity exports are sold
Guy Trafford muses on the role of foreign ownership in New Zealand, and the offshore market access advantage it has which is vital for how our agricultural commodity exports are sold
15th May 19, 4:48pm
13th May 19, 11:40am
There is much more work to be done as the Zero Carbon Bill works its way through to enactment, says Keith Woodford
There is much more work to be done as the Zero Carbon Bill works its way through to enactment, says Keith Woodford
13th May 19, 11:40am
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13th May 19, 9:04am
'Bittersweet' moment for Fonterra as it sells iconic NZ brand to global ice cream company Froneri
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'Bittersweet' moment for Fonterra as it sells iconic NZ brand to global ice cream company Froneri
13th May 19, 9:04am
11th May 19, 9:31am
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The Spinoff's Toby Manhire sits down in a parliamentary corridor with Climate Change Minister James Shaw to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill, and why he’s been bending over backwards to win National’s support
The Spinoff's Toby Manhire sits down in a parliamentary corridor with Climate Change Minister James Shaw to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill, and why he’s been bending over backwards to win National’s support
11th May 19, 9:31am
10th May 19, 4:05pm
Guy Trafford reviews Canterbury land values, what the UN environmental report means for farmers, and changes at the top of Silver Fern Farms
Guy Trafford reviews Canterbury land values, what the UN environmental report means for farmers, and changes at the top of Silver Fern Farms
10th May 19, 4:05pm
9th May 19, 3:52pm
A legal degree may become a necessary skill for farmers as feel-good politicians and inadequate MPI officials move to implement their zero carbon goals, targets farmers would otherwise welcome
A legal degree may become a necessary skill for farmers as feel-good politicians and inadequate MPI officials move to implement their zero carbon goals, targets farmers would otherwise welcome
9th May 19, 3:52pm
7th May 19, 12:18pm
Allan Barber points out supplier owned cooperatives are not the ideal structure for large scale commodity processing and international marketing because of the inherent tension between essential future investment and payments to shareholders
Allan Barber points out supplier owned cooperatives are not the ideal structure for large scale commodity processing and international marketing because of the inherent tension between essential future investment and payments to shareholders
7th May 19, 12:18pm
2nd May 19, 4:31pm
While Wellington policy makers continue to confuse and unsettle farmers on a number of fronts, a regional group takes another tilt at providing some key leadership
While Wellington policy makers continue to confuse and unsettle farmers on a number of fronts, a regional group takes another tilt at providing some key leadership
2nd May 19, 4:31pm
1st May 19, 5:39pm
Guy Trafford lays out a specialist approach that some parts of NZ agriculture are turning to, and notes that Fonterra recently seems to be pulling back from seeking high-end margins
Guy Trafford lays out a specialist approach that some parts of NZ agriculture are turning to, and notes that Fonterra recently seems to be pulling back from seeking high-end margins
1st May 19, 5:39pm
1st May 19, 10:15am
American agriculture is increasingly dominated by large scale corporate operations
American agriculture is increasingly dominated by large scale corporate operations
1st May 19, 10:15am
25th Apr 19, 8:23pm
Guy Trafford says that rather than running a pointless blame-game, we need to discuss the choices we have if we are to leave the country in better environmental shape
Guy Trafford says that rather than running a pointless blame-game, we need to discuss the choices we have if we are to leave the country in better environmental shape
25th Apr 19, 8:23pm
18th Apr 19, 8:53am
More back-to-basics WMP limits dairy auction results. And with no CGT, water or fertiliser taxes ahead, eyes are out for stealthier options that may resurface
More back-to-basics WMP limits dairy auction results. And with no CGT, water or fertiliser taxes ahead, eyes are out for stealthier options that may resurface
18th Apr 19, 8:53am

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