Rural news

15th Nov 19, 9:30am
Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
15th Nov 19, 9:30am
13th Nov 19, 12:41pm
Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
13th Nov 19, 12:41pm
13th Nov 19, 9:42am
Allan Barber reports that from a successful long-term market building strategy, New Zealand lamb exports to the USA have now grown to exceed those to the UK
Allan Barber reports that from a successful long-term market building strategy, New Zealand lamb exports to the USA have now grown to exceed those to the UK
13th Nov 19, 9:42am
13th Nov 19, 9:42am
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Farming's new environmental constraints will bring changes that include precision farming practices, breeding low-emissions animals, methane inhibitors, methane vaccines and genetically modified ryegrasses
Farming's new environmental constraints will bring changes that include precision farming practices, breeding low-emissions animals, methane inhibitors, methane vaccines and genetically modified ryegrasses
13th Nov 19, 9:42am
12th Nov 19, 11:26am
Keith Woodford says as a nation we need to tread carefully and do a lot of thinking before allowing a tsunami of overseas funds to lead a landscape transformation in New Zealand
Keith Woodford says as a nation we need to tread carefully and do a lot of thinking before allowing a tsunami of overseas funds to lead a landscape transformation in New Zealand
12th Nov 19, 11:26am
8th Nov 19, 10:01am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy auction, assess the summer rainfall prospects, and worries about MPI's cavalier attitude to the risks from African Swine Fever
Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy auction, assess the summer rainfall prospects, and worries about MPI's cavalier attitude to the risks from African Swine Fever
8th Nov 19, 10:01am
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7th Nov 19, 4:25pm
James Shaw's Zero Carbon Bill passes with near-unanimous support, however National commits to making tweaks if elected into government 
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James Shaw's Zero Carbon Bill passes with near-unanimous support, however National commits to making tweaks if elected into government 
7th Nov 19, 4:25pm
6th Nov 19, 7:33pm
Government commits similar amount to helping send satellite to space to measure emissions and setting up a NZ control centre, as it commits to helping farmers deal with the effects of climate change 
Government commits similar amount to helping send satellite to space to measure emissions and setting up a NZ control centre, as it commits to helping farmers deal with the effects of climate change 
6th Nov 19, 7:33pm
6th Nov 19, 2:34pm
Further gains in global dairy prices are increasing the chances of a Fonterra milk price of over $7 per kilogram of milk solids this season
Further gains in global dairy prices are increasing the chances of a Fonterra milk price of over $7 per kilogram of milk solids this season
6th Nov 19, 2:34pm
6th Nov 19, 1:03pm
Guy Trafford reviews what has been won (and lost) in the recent signing of the RCEP, and the upgraded China free trade deal
Guy Trafford reviews what has been won (and lost) in the recent signing of the RCEP, and the upgraded China free trade deal
6th Nov 19, 1:03pm
31st Oct 19, 10:54am
Guy Trafford says The Collective faces an uncertain future on the back of falsifying food testing records. In the meantime Synlait’s expansion continues. And has Fonterra (finally) made some good choices?
Guy Trafford says The Collective faces an uncertain future on the back of falsifying food testing records. In the meantime Synlait’s expansion continues. And has Fonterra (finally) made some good choices?
31st Oct 19, 10:54am
31st Oct 19, 10:02am
Allan Barber says the growing Chinese influence poses a strategic challenge for New Zealand meat exporters
Allan Barber says the growing Chinese influence poses a strategic challenge for New Zealand meat exporters
31st Oct 19, 10:02am
30th Oct 19, 4:23pm
Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
30th Oct 19, 4:23pm
30th Oct 19, 11:53am
Guy Trafford ponders the possibilities of New Zealand following Cuba down the organics trail
Guy Trafford ponders the possibilities of New Zealand following Cuba down the organics trail
30th Oct 19, 11:53am
29th Oct 19, 1:57pm
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has confirmed it intends to shift 160 staff to its milk plant in Takanini, south Auckland
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has confirmed it intends to shift 160 staff to its milk plant in Takanini, south Auckland
29th Oct 19, 1:57pm
28th Oct 19, 9:48am
TOP's Geoff Simmons sees farmers getting increasingly frustrated having to contend with an emissions proposal that will do little except require massive paperwork, while facing water quality policies that have no detail
TOP's Geoff Simmons sees farmers getting increasingly frustrated having to contend with an emissions proposal that will do little except require massive paperwork, while facing water quality policies that have no detail
28th Oct 19, 9:48am
26th Oct 19, 10:02am
Log export price increases build as China's stocks fall and demand there rises. Demand in India is meek but stocks there are low. Sawn timber prices languish both locally and for export
Log export price increases build as China's stocks fall and demand there rises. Demand in India is meek but stocks there are low. Sawn timber prices languish both locally and for export
26th Oct 19, 10:02am
25th Oct 19, 10:07am
Guy Trafford looks at what the latest variation to the Climate Response Bill the Government has handed out to farmers, and wonders what have the Greens received for their agreement
Guy Trafford looks at what the latest variation to the Climate Response Bill the Government has handed out to farmers, and wonders what have the Greens received for their agreement
25th Oct 19, 10:07am
24th Oct 19, 12:17pm
Chilean dairy has similarities and differences to New Zealand; Fonterra is not liked by Chilean dairy farmers who now prefer other processors
Chilean dairy has similarities and differences to New Zealand; Fonterra is not liked by Chilean dairy farmers who now prefer other processors
24th Oct 19, 12:17pm
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24th Oct 19, 9:36am
Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
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Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
24th Oct 19, 9:36am

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