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Keith Woodford

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Keith Woodford is an independent consultant who holds honorary positions as Professor of Agri-Food Systems at Lincoln University and Senior Research Fellow at the Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University. His archived writings are available at http://keithwoodford.wordpress.com

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Articles by Keith Woodford

6th May 21, 3:48pm
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Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
6th May 21, 3:48pm
6th May 21, 10:29am
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The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
6th May 21, 10:29am
22nd Apr 21, 10:17am
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Many more A2 milk and A2 infant formula brands are now emerging across the globe but market leader The a2 milk Company is struggling
Many more A2 milk and A2 infant formula brands are now emerging across the globe but market leader The a2 milk Company is struggling
22nd Apr 21, 10:17am
7th Apr 21, 4:22pm
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Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
7th Apr 21, 4:22pm
27th Mar 21, 9:32am
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Big decisions still lie ahead as to how New Zealand reports its GHGs to the United Nations. Keeping short and long-life gases separate in the reporting headlines is vital
Big decisions still lie ahead as to how New Zealand reports its GHGs to the United Nations. Keeping short and long-life gases separate in the reporting headlines is vital
27th Mar 21, 9:32am
13th Mar 21, 9:46am
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Land-use decisions between farm and forest need unbiased information from within New Zealand, without Government screwing the scrum towards foreign investors
Land-use decisions between farm and forest need unbiased information from within New Zealand, without Government screwing the scrum towards foreign investors
13th Mar 21, 9:46am
16th Feb 21, 8:15am
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China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit export market. The problem is that Chinese growers are now growing Zespri’s SunGold variety without Zespri’s permission
China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit export market. The problem is that Chinese growers are now growing Zespri’s SunGold variety without Zespri’s permission
16th Feb 21, 8:15am
10th Feb 21, 8:30am
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Internal inflation from non-tradables is well alight at 2.8% for the last year. In contrast, prices for items traded internationally declined by 0.3%. Understanding these differences and the reasons for these differences lies at the heart of the issue
Internal inflation from non-tradables is well alight at 2.8% for the last year. In contrast, prices for items traded internationally declined by 0.3%. Understanding these differences and the reasons for these differences lies at the heart of the issue
10th Feb 21, 8:30am
4th Feb 21, 8:00am
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Global dairy markets continue to grow despite negative sentiment in some quarters. The Climate Change Commission expects less cows to be balanced by more milk per cow
Global dairy markets continue to grow despite negative sentiment in some quarters. The Climate Change Commission expects less cows to be balanced by more milk per cow
4th Feb 21, 8:00am
18th Jan 21, 10:27am
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The COVID-19 path is turning a corner but there are still huge challenges ahead. 2021 will be another year where lifestyles and the economy will be dominated by COVID-19
The COVID-19 path is turning a corner but there are still huge challenges ahead. 2021 will be another year where lifestyles and the economy will be dominated by COVID-19
18th Jan 21, 10:27am
10th Jan 21, 6:31am
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Sir Bob Elliott’s most lasting contribution will be for constructing the first foundation on which the A2 milk movement is built. All of the biggest international dairy companies now have their own A2 projects
Sir Bob Elliott’s most lasting contribution will be for constructing the first foundation on which the A2 milk movement is built. All of the biggest international dairy companies now have their own A2 projects
10th Jan 21, 6:31am
4th Jan 21, 9:16am
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A fundamental change is occurring in the economics of production versus permanent forests. The policy environment is getting left behind
A fundamental change is occurring in the economics of production versus permanent forests. The policy environment is getting left behind
4th Jan 21, 9:16am
26th Dec 20, 6:02am
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Reducing house-price inflation depends on identifying the drivers. Right now, that means interest rate policy and quantitative easing must change. Everything else is band-aid as the fireball grows
Reducing house-price inflation depends on identifying the drivers. Right now, that means interest rate policy and quantitative easing must change. Everything else is band-aid as the fireball grows
26th Dec 20, 6:02am
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
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Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
16th Nov 20, 11:05am
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Fonterra has spent nearly three years stabilising its finances. The focus now has to be on finding the path ahead
Fonterra has spent nearly three years stabilising its finances. The focus now has to be on finding the path ahead
16th Nov 20, 11:05am
9th Nov 20, 8:48am
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Agriculture will change but pastoral agriculture will survive and prosper. It is all about international competitive advantage, new technologies and managing the environment. It can be done but it won’t be easy
Agriculture will change but pastoral agriculture will survive and prosper. It is all about international competitive advantage, new technologies and managing the environment. It can be done but it won’t be easy
9th Nov 20, 8:48am
3rd Nov 20, 7:37am
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The Reserve Bank drives economic policy with officials, rather than elected Government, in the driver’s seat. But the Reserve Bank mandate provided by the Government is where it all starts
The Reserve Bank drives economic policy with officials, rather than elected Government, in the driver’s seat. But the Reserve Bank mandate provided by the Government is where it all starts
3rd Nov 20, 7:37am
21st Oct 20, 9:24am
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Hatchery technologies and open-sea farms provide the platform for new endeavours with green-lipped mussels
Hatchery technologies and open-sea farms provide the platform for new endeavours with green-lipped mussels
21st Oct 20, 9:24am
8th Oct 20, 3:16pm
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Composting mootels (barns) are the exciting technology that can transform New Zealand dairy by addressing environmental issues, enhancing animal welfare, and increasing the efficiency of pastoral dairy
Composting mootels (barns) are the exciting technology that can transform New Zealand dairy by addressing environmental issues, enhancing animal welfare, and increasing the efficiency of pastoral dairy
8th Oct 20, 3:16pm
21st Sep 20, 10:09am
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Fonterra has stabilised its finances with more asset sales forthcoming. It now operates a conservative model supported by its farmer members. But the model will not create the ‘national champion’ that the Labour Government has always hoped for
Fonterra has stabilised its finances with more asset sales forthcoming. It now operates a conservative model supported by its farmer members. But the model will not create the ‘national champion’ that the Labour Government has always hoped for
21st Sep 20, 10:09am
13th Sep 20, 2:25pm
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New Zealand’s current coronavirus border policies fail to reflect the current Northern Hemisphere surge in cases and the consequent enhanced risks to COVID-19 management in New Zealand
New Zealand’s current coronavirus border policies fail to reflect the current Northern Hemisphere surge in cases and the consequent enhanced risks to COVID-19 management in New Zealand
13th Sep 20, 2:25pm
9th Sep 20, 9:56am
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Green vegetables and hydroponics combine nicely when consumers are close but productive land is scarce
Green vegetables and hydroponics combine nicely when consumers are close but productive land is scarce
9th Sep 20, 9:56am
24th Aug 20, 5:04pm
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New DIRA settings give Fonterra what it wanted but make life much more challenging for any new dairy processors
New DIRA settings give Fonterra what it wanted but make life much more challenging for any new dairy processors
24th Aug 20, 5:04pm
16th Aug 20, 8:02am
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Any debate on immigration has to consider the fixed natural resources that have to be spread across increasing numbers of citizens
Any debate on immigration has to consider the fixed natural resources that have to be spread across increasing numbers of citizens
16th Aug 20, 8:02am
13th Aug 20, 2:09pm
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There are opportunities for strong wool based on quality and sustainability but it needs action plus applied research & development rather than more reports
There are opportunities for strong wool based on quality and sustainability but it needs action plus applied research & development rather than more reports
13th Aug 20, 2:09pm

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